After two weeks of owning a Nook Color, let me give some verdict.

Overall its a winner, color+touchscreen for an e-Reader is just what I was waiting for. Barnes and Nobles’s website does experience some downtime but its been minimal for me. What sealed the purchase for me was that you can buy (single issues) and subscribe to magazines.  In order to fit the full size magazine to a 7 inch screen they have an article view which displays just the articles’ text in column form (no ads, yay! but no photos, boo!) this is the one feature I love the most, being able to subscribe electronically to magazines.

The touchscreen works well although it definitely lacks some sensitivity, its hard to get pages to flip at times. You gotta wonder if B&N cheaped out there.

Battery life is good although the color screen does drain power, I can get a days worth of reading out of a charge.

The Nook is WiFi only so you will need wireless to download books and magazines.

hmmm, if you think prices on tablet computers are excessive then look at installing Android OS 3.0 on a Nook Color and get a 250 dollar tablet computer. Sweet, I am tempted to try this for myself….