Barnes & Noble Nook (Wi-Fi) comparison

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Barnes & Noble Nook (Wi-Fi)

Barnes & Noble Nook (Wi-Fi)
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Barnes & Noble Nook Color

Barnes & Noble Nook Color
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
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Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight
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Price $99 at 1 store $219 at 1 store $49 to $249 at 3 stores $124 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 46 reviews 3.5 stars out of 188 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date June 21, 2010 November 16, 2010 May 24, 2011 April 13, 2012 October 30, 2013
The Bottom Line The Nook Wi-Fi doesn't quite measure up to the Kindle in terms of design and overall performance, but it's a worthy alternative if you're looking for a more open e-reader that supports the EPUB format. Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad. The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading. While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.

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