|Product||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)|
|Price||$10.79 to $79.00||$119.00||$59.99 to $119.99||$119.00||$69.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||October 30, 2013||September 7, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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 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 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 $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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