I got my Nook on Friday night. When I opened the box it was packed in, the top item was a six step direction list on how to open the case to get to the device. The directions were not clear and it took me about twenty minutes just to get the thing open.
Next was plugging it in and charging so I could start the fun part and play around. The AC adaptor cable, which has a handy little connector at the end of it which when removed, exposes a USB connector on the cable itself, was only about two feet long. This wasn't a bad thing when connecting to my computer, but for purposes of charging via the AC outlet in my bedroom, it really rather sucked. Way too short.
Once the thing had some juice and I was able to really start to explore is when I came to the BIG drawback. The thing has tremendous lag. And I don't mean just a few seconds between changing from one screen to another, either. I tried to download several sample books to see which one I wanted to "buy" and it took over two minutes each. Once the whole device froze up and a "reboot" was necessary. I held the power button down until things started to respond again.
I finally decided to get a book and did the download deed for real. The search and buy commands when off without a hitch (except for the fact that the tiny picture of the book never loaded at all). Things flickered and I got the little "processing" animation that digital devices like to throw up so we have some sort of visual confirmation that things are working. Finally it loaded and I tried to open my book. I got the message "your book is opening" and waited. And waited. And when to brush my teeth. And waited. Then put a load of wash in the dryer, and waited some more. As it turns out, the thing had frozen again and I got to do the reboot shuffle once more.
I have to say I'm very disappointed. Again. I boo hoo-ed about my Sony eReader a few months back, but have to say, sending it off to have its firmware replaced is looking better all the time.
For a professional review that details my experience so far, go to this link
. The section that deals with the lag issues I experienced is down near the end of the article.