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The two ebook reader giants are at it again. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble released updates to their popular light-up ebook readers this winter and they are once again ready to battle. The Nook GlowLight underwent a dramatic change on the hardware size, slimming down and losing most of it’s buttons. The Kindle Paperwhite looks the same on the outside, but there are significant upgrades if you look closely.

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Last year when these two e-readers went head-to-head the Nook GlowLight won the day. Can it keep the title of best ebook reader or will the Kindle Paperwhite snatch victory away? Read our in-depth comparison to find out.
 
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Amazon's most basic e-reader, the Kindle, with a charger, and ascreensaver that doesn't display ads. B&N's entry-level Nook Simple Touch automatically comes with a charger and is ad-free. They boast essentially the same hardware: The Nook is slightly wider, thicker and heavier (6.5" x 5.0" x .0.47" and 7.5 oz., vs. 6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34" and 6 oz.), but both have the same size six-inch screens, Wi-Fi connectivity and 2GB of storage. Both have long battery lives, but the Nook's is longer (two months versus one). You can also increase the Nook's storage by up to 32GB with an expandable microSD card slot — only useful if you want to store all your books and PDFs on your device, instead of archiving them in the cloud. Only the Kindle, notably, has sound.
 
The Paperwhite has a small advantage in that it uses the newest display technology from E Ink while the Nook is a generation behind. Looking at the two side-by-side it’s evident that the Kindle has a bit more contrast and the background is lighter. The difference is slight and not the deciding factor in this contest. That honor goes to the light.

Both B&N and Amazon improved the lighting experience on their devices. The Kindle’s is far better than the first generation; it’s even across the whole screen and really makes text pop. The Nook’s light wasn’t as problematic as the Kindle’s was last year, so the improvement in this new generation isn’t as dramatic. This GlowLight is far brighter. It’s not as even as the Kindle’s light, though.
The Nook’s light is also bluer than the Kindle’s. During testing our eyes didn’t get as tired reading with the GlowLight on as the PaperWhite’s light. However, this varies person to person. In the end, the Kindle’s display and light are superior.
 
 
Content for the nook and the Kindle
According to Amazon, the Kindle has access to more than 360,000 e-books as well as newspapers, magazines and blogs that can be wirelessly downloaded from Amazon.com. According to Barnes & Noble, more than one million newspaper, magazine and e-book titles can be purchased online at BN.com for the nook. This includes access to over 500,000 free e-books. These e-books are also available on the Kindle but Amazon does not count them when they advertise because they are copyright-free, low-resolution scans available on Google Books.
Of the current 175 New York Times best sellers, 12 of them aren’t available for Kindle; 21 are unavailable for the Nook. Kindle books are less expensive, too. Inkmesh.com studied the top-selling 11,604 books for early November, and found that 74 percent of the time, Amazon offers the lowest-priced e-books (cheaper than B&N or Sony) by an average of 15 percent.
 
Design and Usability
Last year we praised the Nook for keeping physical page turn buttons since they give ebook lovers more freedom and flexibility in how they read. Plus, it’s more comfortable, especially when switching between left and right hands. This year’s Nook loses the buttons along with a little weight and girth. It’s about the same size as the Paperwhite with both having just enough bezel to rest thumbs on while you read.
 
The two are evenly matched in the looks and design department – the weight and shape make them easy to hold for long reading sessions.
 
However, because B&N took away the buttons without adjusting the software to make turning pages just as easy with the left or right hand, the Kindle once again comes out the better choice. The Paperwhite’s EasyReach tap zones are designed so that the left thumb can tap to turn and doesn’t have to swipe, a move we found awkward when using the Nook.
 
Who Better Apps?
 If you also plan to read books on your smartphone(s) and/or tablet(s), ensure that apps are available for those devices. Both sellers have designated reading apps for iPhone and Android smartphones; iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablets; as well as applications for reading on the web, and desktop Macs and PCs. Only Amazon currently offers apps for Windows Phone and Blackberry devices. E-books automatically sync between Amazon's and B&N's e-readers and apps, so if you leave off reading at page 30 on your e-reader, you can pick up on the same page on your smartphone. (Bookmarks, highlights and notes sync, as well.)
 
Besides being offered on more devices, Amazon's apps also have a slight edge in functionality. Select a word and you'll be able to pull up a definition, and quickly look up related information on Wikipedia or Google. You can download a dictionary in your Nook app, but it's much clunkier and requires more steps to pull up Google or Wikipedia.
 
 

Consider

Both Amazon and B&N allow you to sync multiple devices to one account, so you could maintain a shared family library. B&N limits the number of synced devices to six; Amazon has no limit.If you care a great deal about aesthetics, you may also want to look through cases for Kindle and Nook devices before making your decision. (Personally, I don't use a case, but a co-worker told me she chose her e-reader based on cover selection.)
 
Although in a category-by-category comparison, Amazon emerges victorious, the company enjoys only minor advantages over the Nook. What should factor most largely in your decision, I believe, are your current book-buying patterns. As I mentioned earlier, if you're already a frequent Amazon customer, it will be much easier to manage your e-book purchases in the same place. Alternatively, if you're a part of B&N's loyalty program and frequently stop in to one of its stores, you're likely to prefer that experience — plus, you can take advantage of in-store customer service.
 

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