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Nook Simple Touch price drops to $79

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2012 17:42 User comments (5)

Nook Simple Touch price drops to $79 Barnes & Noble has made a permanent price cut to its popular Nook Simple Touch e-reader.
The e-reader will sell for $79 now, matching its Black Friday pricing last year,

Nook Simple Touch was the first major consumer e-reader to be fully touchscreen, beating out the Kindle. The company sells an upgraded version, with Glowlight backlighting for nighttime and dim light reading, for $119.

As of now, Amazon sells its base model Kindle (without touch) for $69 so the e-reader war is getting even more competitive.

The price change goes permanent starting tomorrow.

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5 user comments

111.12.2012 4:07
JJ111985
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I prefer the Kindle Fire HD. The interface is just amazing and its very easy to use. Check out the Amazon page of the Kindle Fire HD(bit.ly/S1CzWe) if you want to compare what they bring to the table.

212.12.2012 9:37

true i am sorry to say the nook is one of the most complicated e-readers i have seen

312.12.2012 11:39

That thing is a piece of junk. I read 2 books on it and sold it on Craigslist for $60. It has no scalability. The author's original vision is completely distorted on those things. It would be completely useless as a textbook reader. Oh, and a book that runs out of batteries? Bad idea. I'm sticking with real books for a while yet.

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412.12.2012 12:53

Originally posted by cart0181:
That thing is a piece of junk. I read 2 books on it and sold it on Craigslist for $60. It has no scalability. The author's original vision is completely distorted on those things. It would be completely useless as a textbook reader. Oh, and a book that runs out of batteries? Bad idea. I'm sticking with real books for a while yet.
Would hardly call it junk because it can't read textbooks...the 10 normal books Ive read on mine were just fine.

513.12.2012 12:54

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by cart0181:
That thing is a piece of junk. I read 2 books on it and sold it on Craigslist for $60. It has no scalability. The author's original vision is completely distorted on those things. It would be completely useless as a textbook reader. Oh, and a book that runs out of batteries? Bad idea. I'm sticking with real books for a while yet.
Would hardly call it junk because it can't read textbooks...the 10 normal books Ive read on mine were just fine.
No, I didn't try using it for a text book. The books I read were self help books that were mostly text with an occasional diagram, but mostly text. My point is that nothing is presented as the author intended. Since I recognize literature as an art form, this is unacceptable. Even LotR has an occasional illustration. I'm telling you they are completely distorted! Beatrix Potter would roll in her grave if she saw Peter Rabbit on ebook. The refresh rate, everything is utter garbage on the Simple Touch. I wouldn't buy it for $5.

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