|Product||Amazon Kindle Keyboard (with Special Offers, Wi-Fi, graphite)||Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight|
|Price||$69.00||$69.00||$59.99 to $114.95||$69.99 to $99.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||August 27, 2010||September 7, 2012||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
The third-generation Kindle's winning combination of noteworthy upgrades--an improved screen, better battery life, lighter weight, and lower price--vaults it to the top of the e-book reader category.
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 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.
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