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conclusion:We like it

89 March 10th 2012 9:16 pm

If you're looking for an e-book reader -- not a tablet or a portable media player -- you won't go wrong with the Nook Simple Touch. With millions of available titles, a two-month battery life, and an ad-free interface, it's optimized to keep you reading.

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$69.99

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Critic reviews

8.0
5 reviews
  • Display / readability
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.5
  • Store and selection of titles
    9.3
  • Ease of use
    7.6
  • Document support
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Durability
  • Design and form factor
    8.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.8

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User reviews

8.8
47 reviews
7.0
Engadget Jun 1, 2011

This is a great device for just plain reading, and if sales are any indication, there are still plenty of people who want to do just that.

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9.0
PC Mag Nov 29, 2011

The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch is the best budget ebook reader available right now. It's inexpensive, provides a fantastic reading experience, lasts a long time, and accesses the giant Barnes & Noble library.

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8.0
PC World Jun 1, 2012

At $99, the Nook SimpleTouch is competitively priced, and a bargain compared with other touchscreen E Ink e-readers, which only achieve this price by adding advertisements to the home screen and lock screen.

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8.0
CNET Jun 1, 2011

The 2011 Nook is a compact and lightweight e-book reader with a responsive high-contrast Pearl e-ink touch screen that offers quick page turns.

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8.0
Washington Post Jun 28, 2011

Overall, the Nook is a solid e-reader and a serious competitor for the Kindle. The touchscreen interface is easy to use, and its on-screen keyboard is a bit smoother than the physical Kindle keyboard.

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10
llkats llkats

As my ratings above suggest, I'm in love with my Nook. As a lifelong reader, I didn't expect to like an e-reader half as much as an actual paper book, but the convenience and features and portability have quickly overcome my attachment to the dead-tree format. It helps that reading on the Nook,...

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8.0
toddos toddos

So far I love my Nook. The Pros are pretty obvious, so here's a list of minor cons: * The screen refresh sometimes gets confused and ghosts. When it gets into this state, the only way to fix it is to fully power off the device and turn it back on. * Sideloaded books don't have access to...

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8.0
kris kris

I've been wanting an e-reader for a while now; as much as I love physical books I'm not married to them, and I've always been willing to embrace the digital. It's just... oh, those LCD screens! So hard on the eyes! I am a person who will sit down and read for hours, so it's important that the...

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8.0
4matthew 4matthew

I researched the pros and cons of the nook and kindle for months before purchasing. I chose this because: no ads! expandable (up to 32gb) and price $75 on black friday. Other than a few glitches it has performed very well.

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9.0
dblaney dblaney

I really like the nook. The touch interface is great for browsing the store and the library. It's small enough it isn't a hassle taking it with you. Book store has been perfect so far. Some odd books aren't available but they are also hard to find in stores. The graphite color is very sleek and...

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10
DrostD DrostD

No new reader needed, any problems this has will be addressed in software, won't need a new one till this breaks.

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2.0
EmmaS EmmaS

I liked this product just as much as everyone else when I was given it as a gift. Pretty simple design and some things were harder to use than others, but overall, pretty great. But then my Nook completely stopped working after about only 14 months of occasional use and very good care. Barnes...

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9.0
flamus flamus

So far the largest drawback to the Nook Simple Touch is the storage capacity @ 256MB. At least micro SD cards have come down in price so that Nook users can get more space. Also, I get ghosting when turning pages at times; unlike other people, mine do go away after turning more pages or...

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