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Amazon Kindle Vs Barnes and Noble Nook

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So you're in the market for an eReader but have no idea which you should to get. You know you want a lightweight designated reading device—not an iPad or other tablet. The top two choices when it comes to eReaders are the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook. So which did I choose after careful research and as much hands-on time as I could manage? (Read: After driving from store to store in order to play with each device.) 

Read on for my list of pros and cons, the major deciding factors, and my top pick.
Why you should buy a Kindle: Faster page turnsBetter screen contrastIt's almost half as thick as the NookIt’s lighterFull keyboard for notes and highlightingAt $139 it's slightly less expensive than the Nook, which starts at $149I use Amazon for everything so it was easy add this to the list30-day battery life (with a color touchscreen, the Nook's battery only lasts 7 to 10 days)Reasons to buy the Nook:

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