Barnes & Noble Introduces New Glowlight Ereader, Ad-Free For $119
At just 6.2 ounces, the new NOOK GlowLight isn’t only the lightest NOOK ever, it’s 15 percent lighter than the Kindle Paperwhite.
Packed with 62 percent more pixels, the new NOOK GlowLight features NOOK’s highest resolution E Ink display.
The new NOOK GlowLight also includes a selection of new handcrafted and fine-tuned fonts that maximize long-form readability for ultimate eye comfort.
Equipped with twice the storage of its closest competitor, the new NOOK GlowLight can hold up to 2,000 books.
Barnes & Noble is primarily concerned with winning over new readers, those who have never owned an ebook reader before. So it’s easing the transition everywhere possible, like virtually eliminating full-page screen flashes while you read and offering a one-click way to get back to your book from anywhere. The new Nook also comes with eight weeks of battery life, and a variety of cases that make the device feel a little more like a paperback book you can actually open.
…Barnes & Noble touts its human-powered recommendation system, which recommends books that are good, not that are related; it’s a digital version of the curated tables at the front of its hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores.
Aside from improving the display and slimming the chassis, the biggest enhancement Barnes & Noble has made is to the integrated light — the GlowLight is now significantly brighter at its highest setting, looks whiter, and displays more evenly across the screen.
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