Barnes & Noble is slashing $20 off the price of the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight eReader. When the company introduced the eReader with a built-in booklight in April, B&N set the price at $139. Now you can pick one up for $119.

That’s the same price as the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

B&N NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight

Like B&N’s eReader, the Kindle Paperwhite has has a light. But it also has a higher resolution display and a screen that’s a bit closer to actually being white than the grayish displays we’re used to seeing in eReaders.

On the other hand, in order to get a Kindle Paperwhite for $119, you’ve got to put up with ads on the screen saver and home screen. Amazon charges $139 for a model without “special offers.”

One thing the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight has going for it is that it’s available right now. Amazon is still taking pre-orders for the Kindle Paperwhite, and due to supply constraints, orders placed now aren’t expected to ship until the week of October 22nd.

via CNET

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2 replies on “B&N NOOK with GlowLight gets a $20 price cut to keep up with Kindle Paperwhite”

  1. The other thing the NOOK Simple Touch has going for it is that it’s running Android under the hood and is rootable, allowing you to install, among other things, a decent pdf reader application.

    1. That’s cool, but only a tiny proportion of potential owners are going to buy it for that reason.

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