How Do You Compare the Cost of a Nook and a Kindle?


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Compare the difference in price between the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook by visiting the respective product pages. As of 2015, both e-readers have multiple versions with the base Kindle costing $79 and the base Nook listed at $99. Higher end versions for both are up to $200.

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One of the differences in price between the two base models is that the Nook provides a backlight model as its base, while the Kindle base model is a regular e-ink display without a backlight. The Kindle Paperwhite is the comparable model to the base Nook in this respect. The Kindle Paperwhite starts at $119, while the next generation model featuring an adaptive light sensor starts at $199.

The Nook has a slightly different system than Kindle, offering only the base e-reader, but then having tablets as the higher end versions. The tablets are made by Samsung Galaxy Tab and comprise the Nook 7.0 and the Nook 10.0, which refers to the size of the tablets. A 7.0 is priced at $179 while the 10.0 is priced at $329, as of 2015.

The Kindle ultimately has more variety in what's offered, allowing consumers to choose what they want to pay. However, the basic Nook beats a similarly equipped Kindle when compared by price alone.

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