Since I got rid of Amazon Kindle Fire, I have been in the market for a tablet computer (no iPad for me because of its exorbitant price). I am going to wait till we get the rumored iPad Mini on the market before I make up my mind, but in the meantime, here are my thoughts on the Barnes & Noble Nook (I already wrote about my reaction to Amazon Kindle HD). Now, let me say that I have no relationship with BN and I am not convinced that they will ever have the wealth of options that Amazon or Apple have, but I want to give them a chance if their tablet is the best of all.
Price: For competitive reasons, it seems that BN priced it lower at $269 compared to the comparable Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ at $299.
Weight: While the Nook Slate is 0.1″ bigger, it is about 1.8 oz lighter.
Battery life: No information on Kindle but the Nook can give up to 10 hours of reading and 9 hours of video. I think that is enough for most of us, even if I am on a flight to Asia.
Content: I am the type who spends a lot of time on the web and like to have access to online radio. I read ebooks as well but prefer to watch movies and tv shows on a large screen television. So, if you are not like me, you are better off with Amazon because they have a bigger selection of books, music, movies, and TV programs.