Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus Large Screen E-Reader, 7.8-Inch

Last updated: January 18, 2022

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus Large Screen E-Reader, 7.8-Inch

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Product Details

In our analysis of 76 expert reviews, the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus Large Screen E-Reader, 7.8-Inch placed 14th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Our best eReader ever harnesses advanced technology to keep reading pure and simple. Enhanced contrast and higher resolution make each page read like paper in any light. From Daylight to Dark of Night With the latest GlowLight technology, NOOK keeps reading easy and glare-free in bright sun or at bedtime, when you want to stay lost in your book without keeping someone else awake. Our Highest Resolution Enjoy crisper text, enhanced contrast, and a glare-free, scratch-resistant screen. Featuring GlowLight Illumination Its powerful enough to read in bed or in the bright light of the sun. NOOKs most advanced Ambient (Always-On) GlowLight technology lets you enjoy an evenly dispersed light. Its Waterproof(1) Our new water-tight design lets you read worry-free poolside or in your bath or kitchen. Rain or shine, wherever you are, its the perfect companion. Built for Adventure The seamless aluminum body offers a premium feel and increased durability. Plus, its dust-proof for dirt roads and busy, flour-filled kitchens(1). A 6″ high-resolution, 300-dpi screen with built-in glare-, scratch-, and fingerprint-resistant lens provides a paper-like reading experience. NOOK GlowLight Plus Micro-USB Cable Quick Start Guide Rechargeable Battery (installed) Built-in anti-glare screen protector

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Has glowlight technology that adjust to day and night reading.
Barnes & Noble's third-generation Nook GlowLight Plus has a sleeker design with an aluminum back, improved lighting scheme, a sharper 300 dots-per-inch E Ink display and a more responsive capacitive touchscreen.
The GlowLight Plus features a sharper screen for less money than the Aura H2O, making it a solid choice if you're looking to do your digital reading by the pool or while bathing.
Sharp display that's easy on the eyes.
Really like the Glowlight Plus. Great quality screen which is incredibly clear.
Flexibility: The Nook GlowLight Plus runs on Android, which affords it a great degree of flexibility – if you know what to do and where to look.
It is waterproof, dust proof, has a super high resolution screen and incorporates software features never seen on an e-reader before.
The screen resolution is very clear and on point with similar e-books like the Kindle Paperwhite.

What reviewers didn't like

Files are somewhat confusing to transfer.
The aluminum casing has a bit of an edge to it on the front.
The Barnes & Noble store can be slightly confusing to navigate at first.
The Nook GlowLight Plus ($129.99) improves upon the design, display and interface of the previous generation, but annoying performance lag and a shorter battery life may stop you from plopping down your hard-earned cash for this e-reader.
The device is a bit slow to boot up, and turning pages can be kind of sluggish too
The interface isn’t as snappy as other eReaders when registering commands.
This model has some drawbacks though. The screen can be somewhat unresponsive at times, which makes creating notes, highlights and annotations a bit tedious.
The main complaints, however, are that it can often be difficult to find purchases if you have a large store of e-books, and occasionally people have noticed slow response times, which can be quite annoying.
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