The Pandigital Novel eReader uses a color touchscreen, which some people prefer because they are able to view images in high quality. The touchscreen means that you can access the features and menus using touch. When you need to take notes you simply use the virtual keyboard. As with moost, if not all, color screen eReaders is that they are difficult to read in sunlight.
One of the advantages of the Pandigital Novel is that you can access the Barnes & Noble store directly. This means that you have access to a massive selection of ebooks, including many free classic titles. This makes it really easy to get the books you want. One of the things I really like is that you are able to extend the eBook functionality even more by downloading one of the Kindle apps and then buying eBooks from the Kindle Store.
This eReader isn't just for reading eBooks though. The Pandigital Novel is also able to handle various different media types on the go so to speak. The person who receives this a gift (or if you treat yourself!) will be able to use the video player and photo viewer out and about. You will be able to listen to your music and audiobook collections as well.
You will find that the Pandigital Novel has a range of extra features which include email access, web browsing and more. However, it isn't a complete tablet computer as it's main focus is as an eBook reader.
As far as reading go, you will find everything you would expect from an eBook reader. You can make notes, highlight favorite passages, search through the book, use the dictionary to look up words, adjust the font size to suit you and you can also create your own bookmarks.
You may have seen that some budget color eReaders don't offer the ability to connect to the internet. This isn't a problem with the Pandigital Novel as you have the ability to connect to Wi-Fi which is a really useful feature to have in an eBook reader.
The price point for the Pandigital Novel places it in between the super-budget color multimedia devices and the impressive but not fully-functional tablets of the likes of the Kindle Fire. Given that you have Wi-Fi access this is a very affordable eBook Reader. If you don't want to spend the extra that something like the Kindle Fire would cost then the Pandigital Novel eReader is a great option.