I've had a basic Nook for several years...I had been toying with the idea of a small computer or an I Pad. My problem was that I already had a laptop and a e-reader...I just couldn't justify another $500-600 for a new toy, but really wanted to "up grade"...my solution was the pawn shop. I bought a Nook color for $50...my mother fell in love with it..so I gave it to her. Went back to the pawn shop to look for another...they didn't have another but I did leave my name/number and 2 days later, they called. He didn't have a color but did have a Nook tablet for $75 with a cover....it has solved all my problems.....I can read, shop, surf the internet, play games, work all for my $75 bucks. My B&N account transferred seamlessly...and I am "Happy Happy Happy"