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Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight discounted in response to Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight was one of the most exciting e-readers for those looking to read during the night. A device without the tiring back-lit display tablets have, but that has integrated lighting for those time a night-time story is the best idea? Can’t really beat that. That is, until Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite was announced.

The Kindle Paperwhite offers similar specs, including integrated lighting, but goes for $20 less (with ads). According to ads from Walmart and Target, it seems the once $139 Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight is getting discounted to $119, matching the Kindle Paperwhite.

Barnes & Noble’s offering might be a good option for many of you. For starters, it comes with no advertising, while Amazon’s tablets and e-readers do. Oh, and the Simple Touch does run Android, so the interface might be a bit more familiar to many of us, as well as more flexible.

But we can’t deny Amazon’s backbone is very strong. Their selection of books, movies, shows, music and other content is huge. This might be a reason why many of us are so invested in Amazon’s ecosystem, making the Kindle Paperwhite the obvious winner.

But regardless of your decision, you can pick your drug freely, as it will cost the same. You can now get the Simple Touch e-reader from Walmart (Target’s site shows the older price), while the Kindle Paperwhite is available straight from Amazon. But tell us, guys. Which of these do you prefer, and why?

[Via: CNET]




  • paulkirsch

    I have the Nook Glowlight and use it primarily as I visit the physical BN stores regularly with the kids. The reading of all E-books is free there and this is the biggest selling point. Also have the Nook tablet so I guess I am kind of biased. Anyone can try out the Nook Tablet at gizmotakeout.com, if you had any doubts.

  • Gadiel Tavarez

    How is the Nook Simple Touch managing PDF files? That is the only reason stops me for getting the Kindle.

  • Hrethgir

    I have the original Nook e-ink reader, and the big reason I it it over other readers is that it can handle pretty much any format you throw at it, including pdf. Can’t say for certain, but don’t se why the new ones would be any worse.

  • Psykhe

    Preordered the new Kindle because it has a higher resolution and from what I have read a more even light than the Nook.

    That it can use fewer formats is meaningless to me because I can convert with Calibre everything into everything. It also cannot be used for borrowing books from libraries (which is AFAIK possible with the Nook and Kobo), but I am not interested in that anyway.

    The only “real” advantage of the Nook for me is that it has physical page turning buttons, still skeptical of the touchscreen-only Kindle.