New Nook, three times the battery life as Kindle

By Posted 26 May 2011, 13:01

Barnes & Noble seems to have started a war of words by saying that their New Nook has three times the battery life as the Kindle, something that Amazon does not agree with. So the only thing that could be done to sort this issue out was to offer us a few figures, which Barnes & Noble have done by releasing a statement.

In the statement, which was sent to Engadget it explained at just how much better the New Nook’s battery life was compared to its closest rival, the Kindle. In the test they had Wi-Fi turned off both devices; the Kindle only managed 56 hours, while the latest eReader from Barnes & Noble achieved 150 hours.

Now for some, 56 hours is more than enough, but not for those who have a huge book to read and no power outlet in sight. In the test it suggest that the All-New Kindle will offer up to two months of battery life for the average reader. Now there were two tests in all, the first was the one above where one page was turned a minute, the next was with a continuous use. This test revealed that the New Nook was still able to outperform Kindle’s battery by twice the amount.

That is all very well and good, but for most of us we are always near a power outlet, so all we want to know is which is best? That is a tough question to answer, one that will become evident when the first lot of sales figures come in. The cost of this latest Nook will be $139 for the Wi-Fi version once it becomes available on June 10th.

Do you believe that the New Nook battery performance will give it an advantage over the Kindle?