I bought one on Monday. The first time in decades that I have made a "major" purchase without sleeping on it for a week. Well, it is only $250 US. The quick review... it is something of a crossover between notebooks, netbooks, and smart (Windows) phones. It is fundamentally an ebook reader so it has all of that capability. It also has built in wifi tho. I'm sure that the original intent is to buy/download books from BnN ... probably the last thing that I interested in! There is already plenty of information on the net in that regard I would guess. What captured my interest is the ease in accessing the net and most any web site. In connecting to one of my PCs, I could easily drag &drop numerous .pdf files over. There is a ~$20 app that allows for veiwing Microsoft Word & Power Point files. I have not been able to test this lut just yet as the app demands access to memory expansion ... a micro-SD card. That will be here later in the week so more on that then. The charging cable is unique in that it will not charge my Samsung smart phone, but the Nook can be charged by the cell phone's cable. When connecting the Nook to a PC it appears as a drive. No special drivers needed. This allows deleting & moving files between the devices. I was hoping for some kind of PC remote access, but nothing that I can figure out as yet. Not even gotomypc.com although I read yesterday that is in the works. Hopefully sooner than later.