The raging war among the electronic readers, notably Nook vs Kindle, seems to be far from reaching an end especially with those who are looking to purchase the best e-reader available on the market. Both e-readers are equally of high quality and both have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. So, if you want to know more about the differences between the two e-readers, below are some comparisons made on the main features of the classic Nook and Kindle e-readers.
Both Nook and Kindle have similar size and dimensions. The two e-readers come with a 6-inch E-Ink display. Nook is a little thicker by 0.03 mm but Kindle is wider than Nook by 10.1 mm. At a glance, the two don’t make much of a difference and look really similar in size.
When it comes to the weight, Nook wins Kindle Fire over by 79 grams, which definitely makes a big difference when you hold it in your hands. If you are looking for a lighter e-reader, then the Nook may be ideal choice for you.
Brightness and Contrast
Now, when it comes to reading in the dark with these devices, Nook is not as bright as Kindle, making it easier on the eyes compared to Kindle when turn up to the brightest level. This makes Nook a much better device to read on as its display is much more natural and comfortable for the eyes in dark environments.
Nook is much cheaper but it comes with less features than the Kindle. The price that it is sold at is reasonable. If you don’t need the features that the Kindle has and Nook doesn’t offer, then you can save some money by getting the Nook.
The Kindle comes with a USB plug while Nook comes with an adapter and the USB cord which makes it more complete. For with its already higher price tag, you will still need to get an adapter individually, which means, spending a little more money.
There are many other factors to consider when deciding which one to get such as which store you will shop at and so on… Both Nook’s and Kindle’s e-bookstores offer a wide range of good quality books but if you are a regular shopper at Amazon, it might be more convenient to get the Kindle.
The comparisons above on Nook vs Kindle are simply based on their main features and you should take into account your own needs and budget in order to select the one that is best for you. The latest releases of both the Nook and the Kindle have 3G and Wi-Fi versions, and have a far different interface since they use Google’s Android OS. Nook is much more affordable as an e-reader and is good enough for students, although the price of the latest Kindle Fire’s have been seriously cut down. If you are willing to spend a little more, then getting the Kindle can be an ideal choice for you.