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The first fruits of Barnes & Noble's partnership with Samsung is a version of the Galaxy Tab 4 7-inch Android tablet, loaded with the bookseller's reading-friendly interface and oodles of free content.
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure.
While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.
The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.
Scribd and Oyster's all-you-can-read e-book subscription services add 'Big 5' publisher's backlist titles.
With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle Paperwhite alternative for EPUB fans who don't want to be tied to Amazon's proprietary ecosystem.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad.
Barnes & Noble's new e-ink e-reader costs the same ($119) as the Kindle PaperWhite, is lighter at 6.2 ounces, and has an improved lighting scheme.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading.