|Product||Amazon Kindle 2011 (with Special Offers, Wi-Fi)||Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)|
|Price||MSRP: $79.00||$69.00||$119.00||$69.99 to $99.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||0 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||September 7, 2012||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
If you don't want to spend the extra $20 to upgrade to the forthcoming touch-screen version, the entry-level 2011 Kindle is a great choice for an ultraportable and superaffordable no-frills e-ink reader.
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.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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