|Product||Barnes & Noble Nook Color||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight|
|Price||$219.95||$119.00||$59.99 to $114.95||MSRP: $119.00||$69.99 to $99.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||November 16, 2010||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||October 30, 2013||Info unavailable|
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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.
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.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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 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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