Best e-book readers(Updated November 21, 2012 8:05 AM PST)
Looking for an e-book reader? You have more choices than ever before--though the number of models we at CNET can enthusiastically recommend is actually pretty short.
Presented below are our favorite black-and-white e-ink models, including some that have built-in lighting. All of these models are priced between $69 to $149, and offer longer battery life and a more "paperlike" reading experience than color LCD tablets. Note that many of the competing models are closely matched, so be sure to read the full reviews (and the stories linked below) before making a buying decision.
If you're interested in tablets -- all of which double as e-book readers, but also offer apps, video, music, games, and more -- check out CNET's top tablets. Note that prices for 7-inch models generally range between $149 and $249.
Need help choosing between a tablet and a dedicated e-reader? Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?