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The Nook Color from Barnes & Noble occupies a middle ground between e-reader and Android tablet. Sure, it does books, but it also does some Android apps and can be rooted into a full-featured Android tablet if you have the know-how.

Description

Thinner, faster, more powerful, and packing dual cameras and a dual-core A5 chip, the iPad 2 is the second generation of Apple's popular tablet. After the announcement of the new iPad, the price of the iPad 2 was dropped down to $399 for a 16GB model.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 19, 2010
  • Price at launch: $249.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 11, 2011
  • Price at launch: $499.00
  • Height: 8.1 inches
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Thickness: 0.48 inches
  • Weight: 0.99 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White, Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 132
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Nook Color
  • Launch OS version: 2.1
  • Notable apps: Pandora, Nook

Software

  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 4.3
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • CPU brand: Ti
  • CPU family: OMAP
  • CPU model: 3621
  • Clock speed: 800 MHz
  • Cores: 1

Processor

  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: PowerVR
  • Model: SGX530

GPU

  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • RAM size: 512 MB

Memory

  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • Internal size: 8 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB, 16 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: No

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 0.7 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod
Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 4010 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 8 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Benchmarks

  • The Verge Battery Test: 8 hours 52 minutes
Power Adapter, Quick Start Guide, USB cable

Bundled Accessories

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