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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
alaScore 89

716 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 716 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and performance are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, price, performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Reviewers really like the storage. The price also gets good reviews. There are some negative opinions about the performance.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review


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GlowLight works as promised ; Lighter than its predecessor ; Expandable memory

Loss of contrast for onscreen text ; 40 premium for GlowLight functionality ; No 3G option

Though not everyone will able to justify the $40 premium, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is a worthy investment for anyone who's ever squabbled over lights-out time.

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Barnes & Noble Nook review (2011)


The new Nook from Barnes & Noble has this funny little trick: I keep on reading on it. In fact, despite my best efforts otherwise, I'm often reading the very book I planned on reading, or the book that I was reading moments before I tried to escape...

Simple, intuitive touch UI ; Highly responsive ; Comfortable in hand

Can’t access the stronger Kindle ecosystem ; Single purpose ; E Ink is showing its age

Barnes & Noble is going all-in with a touchscreen UI -- can it pull it off?


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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch (Late 2011)


If you're a Barnes & Noble person (say, your family and friends buy you B&N gift cards), a Nook is a slam-dunk for you. But if you're debating between the Nook and the newest Kindles (Amazon released several new models in the fall of 2011, and we're in...

Sturdy build ; Physical page-turn buttons, in addition to touch screen ; Useful sharing integration with social contacts ; EPub support ; Same price as ad-laden Kindle Touch, and much cheaper than ad-free version ; AC adapter included

Slightly wider than competitors (though that's a benefit to some) ; No audio-playback or Web-browsing functions

The Nook Simple Touch is a more-than-worthy competitor to Amazon’s 2011 Kindle Touch. It's a good e-reader for those not wedded to Amazon or who want access to the wide ePub content available from public libraries and e-book sellers.

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Find Yourself a Comfortable (All-New) NOOK and have a Good Read


I have to admit I have had a life long love affair with books. I love the smell of a brand new paperback. I love the texture and heft of a leather bound

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Barnes & Noble Nook Touch review


The all-new Nook (aka the Nook Touch) is Barnes & Noble's follow-up to their successful e-reader of the same name, which for months served as the Kindle's primary competitor. BN,...

One of the reasons the Nook Color gained so much popularity throughout the Android community was because it was so easy to hack. The Nook Touch has already been rooted and was even spotted running Angry Birds. Now the experience on a device with a...

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Reader Review


Barnes & Noble has just launched their newest NOOK device, the third in the series. The latest, dubbed the NOOK Simple Touch Reader, or NOOK STR for short, has a 6-inch eInk touchscreen display, 2GB of on-board memory, with support for microSD cards up...

Simple to use ; Crisp eInk screen ; Great touchscreen ; Extremely long battery life

Wi-Fi only, no 3G ; No full web browser ; Lacks features

It's definitely worth a closer look, however, and definitely recommended. If you don't have to have 3G access and a full web browser, it's a budget priced alternative that is worth serious consideration. It's a great addition to Barnes & Noble's lineup...

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Barnes & Noble ‘All-New NOOK’ review


Barnes & Noble took the wraps off of its latest eReader, the “All-New NOOK,” just last month. Its grayscale screen strays from the NOOK Color, and while the device still runs Android, it looks and feels much more like a traditional eReader. However,...

The choice between going with a Barnes & Noble eReader and an Amazon reader is a tough one. Amazon offers the new “Kindle with Special Offers” for $114, which is surely an attractive offer to some (in fact, it’s currently the best selling Kindle). The...

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Barnes & Noble (all-new) Nook First Impressions


Yesterday, Barnes & Noble PR called. Today FedEx showed up. Later this afternoon I have a product briefing phone call. Must mean the new Nook is in the house! Some of you may recall how I fawned over Nook Color to no end, proclaiming it everything from...

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Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Reader


The new Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Reader is smaller than its predecessor, less expensive, more responsive, lighter, and longer-lasting. It also adds an excellent touch-based navigation experience. If you don't already have an ebook reader, the latest...

Inexpensive. Excellent touch-screen experience. Access to over 2 million books, newspapers, and magazines. Small, easy-to-hold body

No 3G connectivity. Navigating is a bit slow with E Ink screen refreshes

Thanks to plenty of upgrades and a laser-sharp focus on the reading experience, the second-gen Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Reader is our new Editors' Choice for ebook readers.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch GlowLight video review


At first we found the Nook quite chunky compared to the streamlined Kindle. However, after a couple of days we actually grew to like this feature and found it more comfortable to hold. The back-light is very useful in lowlight conditions, the touch...