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posted on Jul 26, 2011 at 8:53PM

Head-2-Head Review: Barnes and Noble Nook Color vs. Amazon Kindle DX

The Matchup

By Chrystal Dorsey
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ereader comparison review of amazon kindle dx vs nook color from barnes and noble


The Amazon Kindle set off an infusion of eReaders with its release in Nov 2007. Barnes & Noble entered the fray in the fall of 2009, with the unveiling of the Nook. The follow-up, Barnes & Noble Nook Color, an Android-powered, color LCD reader, altered the expected  functionality and price point. Now, we determine which is the better eReader.

The Nook Color hit the ground running in November, 2010 at a mere $249 list price, while the Kindle DX set the mark in the summer of 2009 for a whopping $489, which has since been reduced to $379.

The Kindle DX is the third iteration of Amazon's e-book reader. With the exception of its larger (9.7-inch) auto-rotating screen, native support for PDF files, and more expensive price tag ($489), its functionally is identical to the earlier Kindle 2.


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ereader comparison review of amazon kindle dx vs nook color from barnes and noble


The Amazon Kindle set off an infusion of eReaders with its release in Nov 2007. Barnes & Noble entered the fray in the fall of 2009, with the unveiling of the Nook. The follow-up, Barnes & Noble Nook Color, an Android-powered, color LCD reader, altered the expected  functionality and price point. Now, we determine which is the better eReader.

The Nook Color hit the ground running in November, 2010 at a mere $249 list price, while the Kindle DX set the mark in the summer of 2009 for a whopping $489, which has since been reduced to $379.

The Kindle DX is the third iteration of Amazon's e-book reader. With the exception of its larger (9.7-inch) auto-rotating screen, native support for PDF files, and more expensive price tag ($489), its functionally is identical to the earlier Kindle 2.


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6 Comments So Far …

  1. Butters Butters says:
    Kindle can survive a fall... a serious fall ... down a flight of stairs. I can attest.

  2. Faye Dupar Faye Dupar says:
    @Butters, seriously your Kindle fell down a flight of stairs and did not incur any damage? That is good to know, some of these devices are far too fragile for the amount of money people invest in them. I'm interested in a durable device, perhaps Kindle should be the choice.

  3. Solutions Solutions says:
    The Kindle has been a long time favorite and I think most people continue to choose it based on that alone. I've looked at the Nook and read most of this review and I really would like the Nook.

  4. Visitor Visitor says:
    This article was quite informative. However, the articles on this site as a whole are a bit lengthy.

  5. DaddyKool DaddyKool says:
    C. Dorsey, Your article was interestingly informative and I got a lot out of it. However, although the Nook looks better, I think overall the Kindle is going to continue to come out on top, based on performance and features. I look forward to reading more of your articles.

  6. Visitor Visitor says:
    Good information.

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