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Barnes & Noble nook Simple Touch

from  $129.9+
89
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The headlines flying around this week from George Lucas' segment on 60 Minutes (Tonight at 7/6C CBS) has us actually eager for the final movie in the Star Wars series. The quote that's been the kicker is an eye-opener. “Yes...the lava at the end...it ends in Hell.” Damn. There will also be exclusive snapshots like the ones below. We're not quite sure how 60 Minutes continues to build hype for their show without sounding as trashy as Dateline, but they manage.

Pros
  • Clear, crisp reading experienceSocial functionalityPortability
Cons
  • Somewhat buggy softwareTouchscreen less than ideal for non-reading interactionNo 3G option
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User Reviews

90
rogueuser
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
WolfTheWolf
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
Clay Schumacher
I have enjoyed my nook very much, it is a great way to read without eye strain....read more
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80
Average Critic Score

Storage capacity

80
 

Display / readability

80
 

Ease of use

76
 

Portability (size / weight)

88
 

Store and selection of titles

93
 

Design and form factor

84
 

Battery life

85
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

Critic

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User

100
 

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94

Engadget

94
 

Critic

86
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

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User

100
 

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94

Engadget

94
 

Critic

86
 

User

93
 
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