Excerpt from a Hiawatha Bray e-reader review
I didn’t have much use for the original Nook, with its gimmicky combination of a black-and-white E Ink screen for reading and a little color screen for displaying book titles. But since then, B&N has delivered the Nook Color, a sharp little $249 e-reader that’s also the best low-priced tablet computer you can buy. Now comes the new entry-level Nook for $139, a worthy rival for the low-cost Amazon Kindle, which can cost as little as $114. After a head-to-head comparison, I could be happy with either, but it was the Nook that usually found its way into my hands.