It is always the best to read some actual user opinions.
There are some very good actual user opinions here, for someone who has tried the Nook and the Kindle, you should get a much better idea after reading:
And in case you don't know, Barnes %26amp; Noble reported a loss last quarter, while Amazon has a keep on increasing profit every year. It is clear that Amazon is much more stable financially. If, by chance, Barnes %26amp; Noble goes into any problem, there may no longer be support for the Nook. This is also one of the reasons why I choose the Kindle over the Nook.
Finally, below are links to the new Kindle 3.
Hope these help you decide.NOOK (ebook reader by Barns and noble)?
I'll suggest the Kindle which has the best support on college textbooks. I've mentioned quite a lot about textbooks on the Amazon Kindle, in another answer here:
And here you can find textbooks for the Kindle:
Hope this helps.NOOK (ebook reader by Barns and noble)?
In my opinion, you can only decide the cost-effectiveness based on two things
(1) Availability: All the textbooks or a majority of them are available in the ebook format for the NOOK, And
(2) Comparative Price (compared to normal books).