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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 822 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and battery. The performance and portability also get good opinions, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the performance and size. The portability and price also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the battery, while many are negative about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight


Edge lighting works very well. Slightly lighter than the Simple Touch. Memory card slot and ePUB compatibility add flexibility. Includes AC adapter

Rubberized bezel attracts dust. Page turn buttons are a bit stiff (although you don?t need to use them, thanks to the touch screen)

An E Ink reader you can use in the dark? Yep. Barnes & Noble delivers the first ebook reader with edge lighting that really works. And it's a winner.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Miller (

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...

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

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

The new Nook enters a highly competitive market, but it’s still a world ripe for new and better ideas — we’re still waiting on the perfect reader

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch review


Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

The 2011 Nook is a compact and lightweight e-book reader with a responsive high-contrast Pearl e-ink touch screen that offers quick page turns. It's got built-in Wi-Fi for direct access to the online Barnes & Noble store, an expansion slot for...

The 2011 Nook has no support for audio, no 3G option, and no Web browser. The rubberized finish on the back of device attracts fingerprints.

The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Dave McClintock (

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch (Late 2011) Review and Ratings


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.

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

With its lightweight, grippable design, well-rounded annotation and sharing tools, and integration with Barnes & Noble's content and "read-anywhere" platforms, the Nook Simple Touch is a more-than-worthy competitor in the e-reader wars, circa late 2011.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Cecilia (

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Sean Brunett (

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...

Jul, 2011

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader Barnes & Noble Nook Color


Sharp Pearl E-Ink display, great touch experience, great battery life, small and light

WiFi shortens battery life considerably, some light ghosting of text

The Barnes & Noble New Nook is one of our top picks among ereaders. It has a Pearl E Ink screen with a very well done touch user interface, it’s fast, it supports all manner of ePub with and without DRM, and it’s small and lightweight. The every sixth...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Todd Haselton (

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...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Noah Kravitz (

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...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : David Pierce (

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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