|Product||Barnes & Noble Nook (3G/Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook Color||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)|
|Price||$200.00||$74.99 to $99.99||$134.95 to $179.99||$119.00||$69.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||2.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||November 16, 2010||Info unavailable||September 7, 2012|
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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.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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 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 $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.
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