|No need to lug around heavy textbooks when you can carry your entire library in the ultraportable Barnes and Noble NOOK Simple Touch. This lightweight eBook reader has a 6-inch E-Ink touchscreen display that makes navigating between pages easy. The E-Ink Pearl display is a 16-level grayscale screen that produces no glare when reading in bright sun. In addition, this display gives the device an impressively long battery life. The reader has a storage capacity of 2GB, and you can add another 32GB to its memory via an expandable microSD card slot. It downloads books from the Barnes and Noble online store over Wi-Fi, and you can also push eBooks to the device when you connect it to a PC.|
|Brand||Barnes & Noble|
|Display Size||6in (15.24 cm)|
|Supported File Types||BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Tech||E-Ink ® Pearl|
|Display Max. Resolution||800 x 600|
|Touch Screen Technology||Multi-Touch|
|Rear Camera Resolution||3.2 megapixel|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Expansion Ports||USB 2.0|
|Wireless capabilities||WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n|
|Height||6.5in (16.5 cm)|
|Width||5in (12.7 cm)|
|Depth||0.47in (1.2 cm)|
|Weight||0.46lb (0.21 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium ion|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 1488 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
|Special Features||Expandable Memory, Touch Screen|
The 2011 Nook is a compact and lightweight e-book reader with a responsive high-contrast Pearl e-ink touch screen that offers quick page turns. It's got built-in Wi-Fi for direct access to the online Barnes & Noble store, an expansion slot for additional memory, and long battery life (up to two months). The Nook supports e-book lending and EPUB loans from libraries, and it offers some enhanced social networking features.
The 2011 Nook has no support for audio, no 3G option, and no Web browser. The rubberized finish on the back of device attracts fingerprints.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.