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

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

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)
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Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight
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Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)

Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
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Price $49 to $249 at 2 stores $69 at 2 stores $114 at 1 store
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews
Release date May 24, 2011 September 30, 2013 October 30, 2013 September 07, 2012 April 13, 2012
The Bottom Line The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle. While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available. 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. The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen. 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.

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