Pandigital Novel eBook Reader
Cheaper than Kindle, NOOK; touch interface; NOOKbook Store support; reads ePub, PDFs; Web browser; MicroSD slot
Display has good color depth, Lightweight, attractive design
Attractive home screen UI. Android OS means it doubles as a low-cost tablet computer.
Tied into Barnes & Noble's e-bookstore.
Access to Barnes & Noble ebook store, Nice size for a ereader / tablet, Decent for visiting websites
E-book reader with color touch screen; built-in Wi-Fi; access to Barnes & Noble eBook store; SD expansion slot for additional memory; Web browser and e-mail capabilities; displays images and some video formats; support for audio and MP3 playback.
Hardware: Simple! Only 2 buttons and a power slider, Software: Use your Barnes & Nobles account to access free books and samples from B&N online directly, Pretty good EPUB & PDF Reader
The full color touchscreen brings reading to life on the Novel.
Extra features of limited value; lesser display quality than Kindle, NOOK; purchasing titles takes patience
Resistive touchscreen not very responsive, Sluggish performance, Page turns slower than some e-Ink eReaders, Mediocre multimedia playback, Can't sideload apps
Dim, fuzzy, extremely stubborn touch screen. Sluggish, obtuse user interface. Buggy, despite a recent firmware update.
Heavy to hold, Abysmal screen quality
Sluggish performance, Crappy resistive touchscreen, Interface not all that intuitive
Resistive touch-screen is problematic; extremely sluggish performance; interface could be more intuitive; overall user experience could be better.
Hardware: Limited buttons means less compatibility for Android applications. (though not impossible), Software: Crude Built-in Organizer apps, Not currently able to access the Google Android Market for different readers/apps
A short battery life could cut your time reading.
By Computer Shopper on January 01, 2011
A little cheaper than a Kindle or NOOK, the Novel is an okay alternative to the e-reader leaders. But you will sacrifice a bit of screen quality and a bit more convenience....71
By LaptopMag on September 22, 2010
What should you expect from a $199 color screen eReader? More than...40
By PC Mag on September 03, 2010
The Pandigital Novel is a well specified but poorly thought-out device; it tries to be an e-book reader and tablet computer simultaneously, and fails at both tasks. Buy it...30
By Macworld on August 30, 2010
If the Pandigital Novel were priced lower, maybe I’d be forgiving of its numerous faults. For those that need a portable device and who don’t have a smartphone, I can see where this might have appeal at first blush. It’s a first,...50
By G4tv.com on August 25, 2010
Video Review: With a 7" full color touch screen and Android OS, the PanDigital Novel eReader is as pretty as it is easy to use. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb review its features including built-in Wi-fi, access to over a million book titles through...40
By Engadget on August 20, 2010
As we stated at the start, we actually can't believe that Novel has made its way onto so many shelves across the country -- just Googling the product name shows that it's being sold at tons of popular retailers. The poor touchscreen, sluggish...30
By cnet on August 17, 2010
The feature set of the affordable Pandigital Novel looks good on paper, but this color e-book reader and multimedia device is hobbled by its extremely slow performance and unresponsive touch...47
By The Gadgeteer on August 08, 2010
There was a lot of talk about this unit from Pandigital (maker of Digital Photo Frames and film scanners) around June when they were removed off the shelves of Kohl’s for poor/slow performance. They came back with newer firmware and much quicker...-
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
The vivid design, LendMe feature and access to more than half a million free books bring Pandigital into the eReader...75