Nook GlowLight: Barnes & Noble's next-gen e-reader challenges Amazon's Kindle PaperWhite Video
Nook GlowLight: Barnes & Noble's next-gen e-reader challenges Amazon's Kindle PaperWhite Video Transcript
Hi. I'm David Carnoy and I'm here with Barnes and Noble's new E-Ink reader, the Nook GlowLight. Yes, Barnes and Noble has done a way for simple touch name just going with Nook GlowLight. This is a similar shaped e-reader to its previous model but obviously it has a different color. It is kind of an off white. It's a nice textured feel to its back so it feels good in your hand and it is a little bit lighter than the Kindle Paperwhite with 86.2 ounces, so nice light e-reader and to promote that lightness, Barnes and Noble is awesome [unk] selling not full on cases for this but actually stream covers at a very light. A little bit pricey of $2,999 but they will be available at launch in three different colors. [unk] important specs here this does have an 800 MHz processor as opposed to the Kindle Paperwhite with 1 GHz processor over this does have 4 gigabytes of internal memory as oppose to 2 gigabytes with the Paperwhite has. One of the biggest improvements here is the GlowLight itself. On the old model, there was a little bit of murkiness, a little bit of cloudiness especially when you had it in the dark and you cranked up the brightness this model definitely has more even lighting scheme so that is a definite improvement. It's also a brighter GlowLight and just looks better overall. Although this does have a slower process in the Kindle Paperwhite, I still feel zippy and when the important things that Barnes and Noble has done has limited the flashing. You know, they're no longer those jarring page refreshes so the flashing has been eliminated, which is nice. As far as battery life goes, this does match the Kindle Paperwhite's 2 months of battery life with the Wi-Fi off and the price is the same at $119 over this model. It doesn't have ads or special offers as Amazon calls them on its device. This is an ad-free device. So there it is the new Nook GlowLight, an improved Nook GlowLight. A little bit lighter device than the Kindle Paperwhite and nice e-reader. I'm David Carnoy. Thanks for watching.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight and shows you how Barnes and Noble made it lighter and gave it an integrated reading light.
Barnes & Noble has unveiled the second-generation Nook, a touch-screen e-ink e-reader the company is calling the "Simple Touch eReader."
While it's got a few kinks, the extra features of the Barnes & Noble Nook make it a worthy and enticing e-reader alternative to the Kindle.
Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite is an update to last year's Kindle Touch. The new e-reader weighs 7.5 ounces, has a capacitive touch screen, and an eight-week battery life, even with the light turned on.
Rising to the top of the e-reader pack, the Kindle Paperwhite is a no-brainer purchase for anybody waiting for a Kindle with a built-in light.
The e-reader battle is far from over with Barnes and Noble's Nook Simple Touch looking to take down the established Amazon Kindle Touch. Who will reign supreme?
Barnes & Noble unveils a black-and-white, touch-capable Nook e-reader, Apple finally responds with a fix for MacDefender malware, and Microsoft shows off the next version of Windows Phone 7 code-named Mango.
David Carnoy takes a first look at Barnes and Noble's new e-reader, the Nook.
Amazon brings its newest Kindle Paperwhite to the red hot e-reader market, where the Nook Simple Touch has been the reigning Prizefight champ. Who will reign supreme in this battle for bragging rights?
As rumors swirl that Amazon is developing a new Kindle with an integrated light, Barnes & Noble's new $139 Simple Touch with Glow Light is already a reality.
Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Review
The good: Barnes & Noble's second-generation Nook GlowLight improves on an already good e-reader, with a lighter design than the Kindle Paperwhite, improved lighting scheme, sharper text, and other enhancements, including the elimination of page flashing. You get 4GB of internal memory and there's a ring of silicone rubber around the frame to help protect the device in the event of a fall.
The bad: Lacks the expansion slot and page-turn buttons found on previous models. While the device is responsive, Barnes & Noble would have ideally equipped it with a faster processor. White finish can show some grime from your hands. Nook content ecosystem is good but can't match Kindle's.
The bottom line: 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 GlowLight Specs
Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble
Part number: 9781400699896