That does look really nice. Faster cpu, pearl, nice pdf support..good to see new challengers. It appears touchscreen only, which is a no-go for those who are mortified by the idea of fingerprints. I run for the microcloth whenever I accidentally touch the screen. Seems like it would have been easy, and wise, to include some subtle external page turn buttons in order to please both crowds.
Looking forward to seeing B&N's new e-ink model, if that's what it turns out to be.