Nest releases their new cheaper Thermostat E today which is available for $169. This lets them compete with some of the more inexpensive offerings from Honeywell and Ecobee. The previous model Nest Thermostats are $249.
The Nest E has most of the same technical features as the Nest’s other models although it differs in its Polycarbonate, ceramic-feel finish and Frosted Display which Nest’s says helps it blend in more.
It is also slightly smaller at 3.19 in(8.1 cm) in diameter vs the 3.3 in(8.4 cm) diameter of the previous models.
Ecobee put up this comparison of their Ecobee Lite 3 vs the Nest E a few days ago: