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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch

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23 editorial reviews
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.Read more
While the new Nook's light does enable night reading, there is the predictable tradeoff in battery life.Read more
While the new Nook's light does enable night reading, there is the predictable tradeoff in battery life.Read more
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Pros

  • simple and easy to navigate
  • quick and painless over Wi-Fi
  • Page turns were remarkably swift and smooth
  • Text appears crisp and clear on the new Nook
  • comfortable and glare-free

Cons

  • the Nook search function is still flawed
  • soft-coated
  • rubbery contours of the backside
  • no contest between the Nook and iPad in daylight
  • only 1GB is available for content

Key specs

  • 1000
  • 2GB
  • 362 g
  • no
  • 6 in
  • E Ink
  • 800, 600 px
  • 16

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Full Specifications

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Display

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6.0 in
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E Ink
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  • 800
  • 600
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16
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Technical

1000
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  • EPUB
  • PDF
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  • BMP
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Not supported
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2GB
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microSD
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32
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Design

Black
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Dimensions

7.0 in
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5.0 in
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5.0 in
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12.77 oz
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Audio

no
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Not supported
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Features

Multi-touch
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yes
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Connectivity

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  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • Wi-Fi 4
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yes
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no
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Micro-USB A
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Battery

30.0 h
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3.0 h
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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Editorial Reviews (23)

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Nook GlowLight e-ink e-reader review: The Kindle Paperwhite's close competitor
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CNET
Published: 21.11.2014
Nook GlowLight e-ink e-reader review: The Kindle Paperwhite's close competitor
4.0

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.

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light eReader Review
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Published: 07.05.2012
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light eReader Review

While the new Nook's light does enable night reading, there is the predictable tradeoff in battery life.

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch  Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light Review
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Reviewed Cameras
Published: 07.05.2012
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light Review

While the new Nook's light does enable night reading, there is the predictable tradeoff in battery life.

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Nook Simple Touch GlowLight review
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ITProPortal
Published: 03.10.2012
Nook Simple Touch GlowLight review
4.5

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review
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Alphr
Published: 04.10.2012
Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review
5.0

US book giant Barnes & Noble is bringing its entire range of ebook readers to the UK this year, and it looks a formidable line-up. The first product of this new wave is the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight,

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Nook GlowLight review
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Pocket-lint
Published: 06.08.2014
Nook GlowLight review
4.0

It's been almost two years since Barnes & Nobile released its last Nook eBook reader in the UK, but is ready to take a second crack at carving a niche

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Nook GlowLight
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Trusted Reviews
Published: 06.08.2014
Nook GlowLight
3.5

Nook GlowLight review: Barnes and Noble's second generation ebook reader is cheaper, lighter and goes head-to-head with the Kindle Paperwhite

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Nook GlowLight review
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TechRadar
Published: 08.08.2014
Nook GlowLight review
3.5

Is the Nook GlowLight worth a glowing recommendation?

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Reader Review
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tabletpcreview.com
Published: 11.07.2011
Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Reader Review
4.0
Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight: An e-reader for night readers
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Computerworld
Published: 12.04.2012
Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight: An e-reader for night readers

Barnes & Noble's new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight offers readers the ability to read comfortably in sunlight and in the dark. But can it otherwise compete?

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