Barnes & Noble nook Simple Touch

89
Global
Score
89

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

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Barnes & Noble Nook WiFi review

Summary

from $58.95+
Pros
  • Clear, crisp reading experienceSocial functionalityPortability
Cons
  • Somewhat buggy softwareTouchscreen less than ideal for non-reading interactionNo 3G option
Barnes & Noble Nook WiFi review

Many who follow the e-reader market keep coming back to the same question: how long does it realistically have left? The explosion of tablets and reader apps for smartphones have left their respective impacts on the space, while the market for devoted readers continues to be dominated by Amazon's Kindle. Undaunted, both Kobo and Barnes & Noble launched new black and white e-readers based around the same touch and display technologies last week. After all, despite increased competition from outside the space, the reader market continues to be a vibrant one -- and after the Nook Color proved it was an undercover tablet all along, Barnes and Noble has hit back with this latest Nook as proof of its focus on one thing: reading.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Ease of use
7.6
Portability (size / weight)
8.8
Store and selection of titles
9.3
Design and form factor
8.4
Battery life
8.5
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Specs

nook

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to60 hour
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Specs

nook

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to60 hour
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