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Barnes and Noble Nook Touch Edition eReader Review

Overall, the Barnes and Noble Nook Touch Edition eReader does one thing and does it exceptionally well.

June 21, 2011
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Screen

The screen of the Nook Touch is the very same eInk Pearl screen that we have come to know and love in the Amazon Kindle, Borders Kobo eReader and its successor. So what sets it apart? The touch screen. In our opinion, the touchscreen is a great addition to the already-great reading experience offered by the eInk-screened eReaders, as it allows for more intuitive control of your reader.

In addition to the touchscreen, the eInk display carries its own advantages as well, like minimizing reflections, being easier to read in a very broad range of lighting conditions, and displaying a very natural-looking picture that looks like it was printed on a piece of paper. The Nook Touch's screen also does a good job in minimizing the "dip-to-black" effect whenever you turn a page, as it only appears every few pages turned, rather than inverting your page every single time you do something with it.

Front Image

Indoor & Outdoor Use

As you can see from the light level images below, the Nook Touch provides a nicely-legible and clear picture in a broad range of lighting conditions, and generally handles changes in lighting much better than its LCD-screened brethren, as their pictures become far more difficult to read in bright light.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  7. Barnes & Noble Nook Color Comparison
  8. Kobo eReader Wireless Comparison
  9. Conclusion
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