dealsbarnes & noble nook simple touch glowlight 2gb…

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i've got one, works great,just hope barnes and noble stays in business

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I bought this when they were selling it for $50, and I still love it. no screen issue, has a replaceable battery and an microSD card slot. I got the extended warranty for $20ish, so if I ever get the screen issue I'm covered, and I still saved money over the competition. if you're on the fence, I'd totally go for it!

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has anybody rooted this? I really want the Kindle Paperwhite because I already have a lot of Kindle books and think it's a longer lasting market. However if I can get this, and root to use the Kindle App, then I'd be more than happy with that. Just wondering what the performance is like.

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I bought one, because I can borrow books from the library. More selections than amazon kindle, kindle used proprietary file format.
The screen battery life features are great.

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@walmartman: You can download a program on Mac or PC called Calibre and get a plug in to convert your Kindle files to DRM free epubs.

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@walmartman: I have the nook simple touch without the glow light and it is super simple to root. My brother has this one and has rooted it.
The problem with the glow light version is the screen is very fragile and will get a scratch or bump and it will make the light very annoying. My brother had to send his back twice I believe. The first time he did was within just a month or 2 of buying it and they tried sending him a refurb instead of a new one which made him very irritated.
He sent it back after rooting it with no problem. He just had to do a factory reset and he was fine.

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I rooted mine, there are several methods. I had some trouble with mine, but got it working. I spent a few hours backing up and rooting, but worth it for apps. Good luck with the market search thing, I figured it out somehow and got the apps I needed. I thought I was going to brick it a couple times.

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Have any of you personally compared the Paperwhite to the Nook Glow Light? Right now I'm just using a Kindle app on my iPad, but may need to upgrade. I'm not a fan of watery/hurting eyes.

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@jentothet: my husband has the paperwhite and I have this nook. I think the paperwhite's fonts are a bit crisper, and the built in light is a bit nicer. but I don't think it's twice as nice as the nook with light. and I'm a fan of the expandable memory the nook gives me. I guess it's just whether you want to take a chance the screen might experience the tearing problem that people have noted.

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I found the contrast on the GlowLight to be a little too low. The fonts are noticeably darker compared to the regular Nook Simple Touch.

The basic idea is that if you're willing to never turn off the backlight (instead of off just set it to the absolute lowest brightness) then the contrast is pretty good and consistent. But if you turn off the backlight it's a bit dim. It's not unusable or anything, you're just going to get a bit more fatigued trying to read it.

This is why you'll find you actually can't turn off the backlight on the Kindle Paperwhite. The contrast was unacceptably low with the light off (I assume anyway).

At this price though it's pretty nice... I might go for one if I didn't already have a Nook simple touch.

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Best deal going for a great light weight easy to use e-book reader.

B&N has a great selection of free books too.

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I had this model and my spouse has a paperwhite. I tried both back to back and the paperwhite wins hands down. I can read for hours with no eye strain. Although paperwhite is twice the price. If you read a lot treat yourself to the kindle.