A pretty good first impression review of the Nook Tablet. As a reader/tablet is bests the Fire in this review. As a tablet in general it falls a little short (until it is rooted anyway ) Nook Tablet: Hands-on with Barnes & Noble's alternative to the Kindle Fire - ComputerworldIf you just want the conclusion here you go. "Though B&N clearly missed a few opportunities to forge ahead of the 7-inch tablet pack, these omissions were undoubtedly carefully calculated trade-offs necessitated by the need to achieve an attractive price. And attractive it is: At $250, the Nook Tablet is a bargain compared with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus (shipping now) and the Thrive 7" (shipping in December), both priced at $399. It's also far cheaper than the SpringBoard ($440 across its two-year contract, plus monthly mobile broadband payments). As for how the Nook Tablet tracks with the Kindle Fire, here's our first take: For reading, you're better off with the Nook Tablet. For everything else, check back soon to read our full evaluation of the Nook Tablet, and to see where it fits into the current tablet landscape."