Barnes & Noble Has A New Corner To Struggle Amazon’s Kindle


Photo of a Nook GlowLight 4
Barnes & Noble

Amazon’s Kindle lineup could be probably the most best possible eReaders round, however Barnes & Noble continues to be preserving the Corner alive as a competitor. Now there’s a brand spanking new type.

Barnes & Noble simply introduced a brand new e-ink Corner reader, referred to as the Corner GlowLight 4e. It’s the corporate’s most cost-effective eReader in fresh historical past, with a price ticket of most effective $119.99. That’s $30 lower than the GlowLight 4, and $10 greater than the base type Amazon Kindle with out lock display screen ads. Amazon additionally sells an ad-supported e-ink Kindle for $90, which regularly is going on sale for $55, however Corner readers don’t have ads.

Nook GlowLight 4e front and back
Barnes & Noble

The primary function is the 6-inch glare-free show, which makes use of an e-ink panel as a substitute of the standard LCD monitors you’d in finding on maximum different capsules. It has a pixel density of 212 DPI, which is upper than the common Kindle (167 DPI), however less than the $140 Kindle Paperwhite (300 DPI). The upper the DPI, or Dots In step with Inch, the less pixels you’ll be able to see. The GlowLight 4e’s score will have to be simply nice for the general public, and because it has an e-ink display screen, the battery can remaining for weeks with common use. There’s additionally a backlight for studying in the dead of night, like maximum different eReaders.

Barnes & Noble is preserving the vintage bodily web page buttons for the GlowLight 4e, so you’ll be able to click on the buttons at the facets to return or ahead for your e book (or simply faucet the edges of the display screen like a Kindle). There’s 8GB of garage, down from 16GB at the common GlowLight 4, and most effective round 5GB is to be had for books. That’s now not an enormous drawback, particularly taking into account the general public don’t wish to learn comics and different image-heavy content material on a 6-inch black and white display screen, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a disgrace there’s no microSD card for including extra garage. You do get a USB Kind-C port for charging and copying books, regardless that.

There are a couple of lacking options at the GlowLight 4e in comparison to Amazon’s base Kindle. Audiobooks don’t appear to be supported, despite the fact that Barnes & Noble sells audiobooks and simply offered an Audible-like subscription carrier. The Kindle means that you can pair Bluetooth headphones and pay attention to any bought audiobooks. Barnes & Noble additionally doesn’t have an internet carrier for sending books and different recordsdata in your eReader, like Amazon’s Ship to Kindle — you need to plug the Corner right into a PC and replica books to it as though it used to be a flash force.

The Corner GlowLight 4e is to be had for pre-order on Barnes & Noble’s on-line retailer, and the discharge date is about for June 7.

Supply: Barnes & Noble


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