Most Nook and Kindle eReaders to ship in recent years have sported 6 inch E Ink displays, which means that if you really wanted a larger (or smaller) option, you had to look elsewhere.

But B&N’s new NOOK GlowLight Plus sports a 7.8 inch E Ink display, the largest to date for any NOOK device.

It’s also the company’s most expensive NOOK eReader, with a list price of $200 (although Barnes & Noble members can save $20 off the purchase price.

The NOOK GlowLight Plus will be available in-stores starting May 27th, and online starting May 29th.

The company says the new eReader is waterproof, features page turn buttons on the left and right sides of the display, and it uses the company’s “glowlight” technology that illuminates the display when you need some extra light, and which allows you to adjust the color temperature if you want to remove blue light for reading at night.

Aside from the fact that the new NOOK GlowLight Plus has 8GB of built-in storage, B&N hasn’t revealed many details about the specs, so we don’t know anything about the screen resolution or processor, for example.

But the company’s press release does promise a “long-lasting battery will keep the eReader working for weeks on a single charge.” That hardly sets it apart from other eReaders though — one of the selling points for this entire product category is battery life measured in weeks rather than hours or days.

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3 replies on “B&N launches Nook Glowlight Plus with 7.8 inch display (and $200 price tag)”

  1. If it has USB-C and play store access, I might be in for one. :O I haven’t seen a physical buttons + waterproof + usb-C combo among the android e-ink readers yet.

    1. With only 8GB storage, pretty sure above is a fixed-function Nook e-reader only. The other current Glowlight e-readers all have micro-USB connectors. Other than the convenience of the reversible connector, USB-C technically seems overkill for an e-reader at this point.

      The 7″ and 10″ Android-based Nook tablets with Play Store access are a separate line of products.

      1. Dang. I think you’re right right (about the Nook).

        I’ll have to hold out for a waterproof Onyx Boox or Boyue Likebook, then. 🙂

        As far as micro-usb vs usb-c, there’s a critical mass convenience factor too — just needing one cable for everything is quite nice, if your other devices are already there. 🙂 My old Kindle keyboard is the last micrusb holdout for me.

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