Barnes & Noble’s Nook division seems to exist in a constant state of flux — one day it’s being spun off, the next its construction outsourced — but the retail giant continues producing its E Ink readers unabated. On Wednesday it announced the Nook GlowLight, its new flagship ebook reader. It’s designed to compete directly with Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, and Barnes & Noble makes a surprisingly compelling case. The device itself is incredibly light and thin. At 6.2 ounces, it feels almost empty — made of plastic with soft-touch edges, it’s incredibly comfortable to hold any way you can think of. It’s white and gray, a stark contrast to the Paperwhite; Barnes & Noble says it picked the color because it more closely mimics the margins of the book, and makes the screen’s black text stand out even more. It’s hard to argue with the effect.
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