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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet CNET rating: 3.5

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

CNET rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 (Very good)

The good: The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is a full-featured tablet with a vibrant 7-inch touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, 16GB of built-in storage, and a microSD expansion slot. In addition to a full slate of books and magazines, it offers more than a thousand apps through its integrated (and growing) Nook Store and is optimized for Netflix and Hulu Plus video playback. The built-in Web browser works well and offers Flash support.

The bad: There's no access to the full Android Market; no Bluetooth, GPS, or camera; and no video rental (or purchase) option. Also, sideloaded content beyond 1GB needs to be housed on microSD.

The cost: $249.00 to $255.00

The bottom line: With more storage and a growing app store, the Nook Tablet is a worthy--albeit slightly more expensive--competitor to the Kindle Fire.

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With roughly half the screen area of 10-inch tablets like the iPad, 7-inch tablets offer a smaller, more convenient size. Paperback-like dimensions also make them a natural fit for e-books. Find the right one for you. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission

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