In a previous post I mentioned how bad the Pandigital Novel was that I picked up at Kohls. Today I received a call from Bed Bath & Beyond. I had a rain check there so I decided to try another Novel. This one is much better. Here are a few observations. (I am an aveage user...don't know how to hack, root 1. For the first hour it refused to connect to my wifi lan. After an hour of trying I decided to do a reset to factory settings. Bingo, first try it connected. 2. However after the reset I lost the books that had been in the library including the users guide. 3. Was able to download user guide from Pandigital site. But the other books are history. Don't know what they were, samples maybe? 4. The Novel does not fit into the stand that came with it. Not even close. The frame is to big for the slot on the cradle. This is no biggie. After I'm sure I am keeping it my Dremel will trim some fat off the stand. 5. This device is too heavy to use as an ereader. (expecially if you are used to a Kindle or Nook or any of the other ereaders. It takes only a few minutes for hand and arm fatique to set in. Reading the guidebook while lying on the sofa I ended up balancing the device on my stomach. (No comments please). 6. It surfed the net faster than I expected but still slow. (note that I am in a rural site and only ATT1 g service is available. 7. I'm impressed with the battery life. It has been on now for over 7 hours (excepting the reboot) with wifi on all the time and pretty heavy usage. 8. Finger smuges are rampart on this device. Can't be helped but I did find it bothere me more than I expected. 9. If you're used to e-ink like on a Kindle or Nook adjusting to the screen may take a while. But I knew that going in. 10. If you don't have long finger nails make sure you have a finger stylus or pen stylus.