The new Nook Color does not use e-ink, which means it can cause the same type of eye strain you get from computer screens due to being backlit. Still, if you need color this might be a good piece of equipment for you. I really need to head into a Barnes & Noble to see one in person. I thought I had read somewhere that the new Nook runs on the Google OS, but I can’t find that information in the specs. It’s price at $249.00 and the e-ink version is price at $149.00.