Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight BNRV500 6-inch refurbished

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The Barnes & Noble Nook Glowlight is a 2014 6-inch e-ink tablet that received positive reviews for its light and thin design and a sturdy, durable casing. The display was praised as being clear and sharp, with enhancements like a fantastic lighting scheme and the elimination of page flashing being warmly welcomed. However, users were not happy with the lack of an SD-card expansion slot, especially considering the tablet only offers 4GB internal storage space. Average performance was also cited as a downside. Overall, the Nook Glowlight is an excellent e-reader that is worth considering if you are looking for a reading ecosystem that is different from the common Amazon environment.

Positive Reviews
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  • Light and compact design
  • GlowLight technology
  • Access to the populated Nook E-bookstore
  • Reliable battery life


  • Low resolution screen
  • Average performance
  • No memory expansion capability

Bottom Line

The Barnes & Noble GlowLight is a very capable e-book tablet with a compact, portable design and a bright screen. If you are looking for a reliable e-reader that offers an experience that is different from the Kindle, you can not go wrong with this one.

  • Weight: 0.38 lbs
  • Display Size: 6 inch
  • Operating System: Android
  • Battery Life: 36 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 81
    Cnet October 30, 2013

    While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.

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Full Specifications

Operating System Google Android
Weight 0.38 lbs
Battery Life 36 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi | Micro-USB | microSD-card
Internal Storage 4GB
Removable Memory microSD card slot
Display Size 6 inch
Display Technology E-ink Pearl
Additional Features microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 11 x 7 x 1.9

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