|Product||Barnes & Noble Nook (Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Barnes & Noble Nook Color||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight|
|Price||$99.99||$69.99 to $99.99||$219.95||$59.99 to $114.95||MSRP: $119.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||November 16, 2010||Info unavailable||October 30, 2013|
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The Nook Wi-Fi 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 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.
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 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.
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