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Old 04-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #16
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What is this anti-glare screen protector and how much does it affect screen contrast?

And may I say that the advertisement might be a bit disingenuous by making out the anti-glare screen protector to be a necessity for both e-readers, when in actuality it might well have been necessitated for the nook by the glowlight they're including in their product.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:49 PM   #17
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And may I say that the advertisement might be a bit disingenuous ...
Yeah, marketing... But doesn't defeat the point that, at the same price, the new nook is a better proposition.

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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B&N, Sony, etc., always seem to get new tech to market before Amazon. Amazon is many good things but it's not a technology innovator.

I'm just wondering what this screen light would do with color eInk. The color screens I've seen need lots of light to look half good. Perhaps this tech would give what the next generation needs.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #19
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According to reviewers ... They also made it lighter. Slightly different touch hardware to make it more responsive than previous NST. Somehow made page turns faster.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #20
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Could someone explain what is going on with this image from Engadget?

The text on the nook looks all faded out except for the last line.


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Could someone explain what is going on with this image from Engadget?
The text on the nook looks all faded out except for the last line.
The layer that distributes the light across the surface is likely to reduce sharpness somewhat; Gizmodo indicates it's hardly noticeable. I will reserve judgement until I see it myself.

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The drawback is that adding an extra layer (for the light) between the ink and the surface means there's a slight loss of contrast between the print and the page. That's just physics. It's not super noticeable in the dark with the front light on, but out in the sun or in a well lit room, you'll notice it if you look closely. The screen also deflects glare in the sun a little less effectively than the old Simple Touch. But it's pretty negligible—a B&N rep confirmed, but I had to stare at both models for a few minutes under a very bright sun to see it myself.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:23 AM   #22
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:29 AM   #23
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Now they only need to start shipping internationally, something that Amazon has been doing for ages.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:17 AM   #24
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This is the first Nook I would be slightly be tempted to buy, but I'm also curious about the prominent mention of a screen protector. The blurb on B&N states that it's "pre-installed" (with a value of $18 including charger), while the above comparison mentions that it's "built-in". Why make such a big deal of a "screen protector" ?

And since this is supposed to be new technology, why even make a comparison to a Kindle Touch + external light which is the same as a Nook Touch + external light?

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Old 04-13-2012, 05:21 AM   #25
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What is this anti-glare screen protector and how much does it affect screen contrast?

And may I say that the advertisement might be a bit disingenuous by making out the anti-glare screen protector to be a necessity for both e-readers, when in actuality it might well have been necessitated for the nook by the glowlight they're including in their product.
The other thing that's rather disingenuous is using the price of the non ad-supported Kindle Touch, which almost nobody buys. The "normal" price of the Kindle Touch is $99.

As you say, a screen protector is completely unnecessary for the Kindle.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:25 AM   #26
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Well....

Going on the two original images, and to my tired old eyes, I'd plump for the kindle, frankly.

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If the screen is the same (or better) than the present Nook I might get it at some point. If it's in any way worse, I'm not!
DOn't read too much into the pictures with Nook and Kindle side by side. To compare that way they must have the same (or very similar) font.
I'm looking forward to comparing the two Nooks side by side in June, but hope someone will post a comparison here before that!
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If the screen is the same (or better) than the present Nook I might get it at some point. If it's in any way worse, I'm not!
It's the same screen - there are no others.
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I meant appearance of the text on the screen. Some of it I suppose is software controlled (font renedering) and I also wonder what effect "built in screen protector" may have.

What's the deal with the battery? Nook STR 60 hours (60 days, 1 hour/day) of reading, new Nook 30 hours (60 days 0,5 hours/day)without the light. That's odd!
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Now they only need to start shipping internationally, something that Amazon has been doing for ages.
Agreed. If B&N truly wants to compete with Amazon's Kindle they have to go international.
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