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.
Device & Specs
Despite a new Kobo being on the market already, it's worthy of note that Barnes & Noble seems to have designed its new Nook Touch to compete with the new Kobo, as they're essentially the same machine. The Kobo's previous iteration has a slightly smaller screen, clunkier controls and a slower processor, which makes the Nook Touch a better buy at only slightly higher cost.
Despite the fact that both have very similar screen technology, the edge goes to the Nook Touch here, as it has a higher DPI and the touch screen gives it a much better user interface than the Kobo Wireless.
Here too, the Nook Touch outshines the Kobo, as it has double the eReader battery life. Still, we should mention that we're still talking about battery life in terms of several consecutive days with the Kobo, so it's not like you won't get your money's worth out of the battery. It's just that the Nook Touch's is better.
Both the Kobo and the Nook Touch provide a great eReading experience, and they perform beautifully in this regard. However, the touchscreen of the Nook Touch and the reduced "dip-to-black" effect makes the Nook Touch's experience a more natural and less annoying one, so we're giving this one to the Nook Touch.
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