The Nook and Kindle are both electronic e-ink reading devices that allow users to read ebooks on a screen that resembles paper. The Kindle is from Amazon, an online marketplace, and the Nook is from Barnes and Noble, a bookstore franchise. While both devices read ebooks, each has its own unique features, including screen size and quality, Web-browsing capabilities, text-to-speech, audio playback and wireless book delivery. Comparing the devices lets you decide which device best meets your needs.
Navigate to the Nook's and Kindle's Web pages at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com, respectively; these pages list each devices' features and specifications, such as battery life, screen contrast and wireless capabilities.
Write down the features you're interested in comparing. For example: Write down the battery life of each device side-by-side if you're interested in which gets better battery life. Repeat for each feature you're interested in.
Decide which features you're most interested in. Make a list of these features in order of importance. For example: Put screen contrast at the top of the list if that is most important to you. Clearly mark which category is the Kindle's and which category is the Nook's so you don't get them mixed up.
Compare the pricing schemes for each device. The Wi-Fi-only Kindle is cheaper than the 3G-enabled Kindle, for example. Determine which device fits best within your budget while retaining the features you desire.
Check the used prices of each device. One device may be cheaper used than the other, allowing you to save money while getting the features and specifications you need.
Purchase the device that meets your budget, feature and specification requirements.
- Be sure to factor warranty pricing into the overall device cost if applicable.