|Product||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Color||Barnes & Noble Nook (3G/Wi-Fi)|
|Price||$59.99 to $114.95||$69.99 to $99.99||$119.00||$219.95|| As shown: $259 |
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|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||2.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||September 30, 2013||November 16, 2010||Info unavailable|
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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 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.
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 Nook Wi-Fi/3G 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.
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As shown: $259