|Product||Amazon Kindle 2011 (with Special Offers, Wi-Fi)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight|
|Price||MSRP: $79.00||$119.00||$69.99||$59.99 to $119.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||September 30, 2013||September 7, 2012||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
If you don't want to spend the extra $20 to upgrade to the forthcoming touch-screen version, the entry-level 2011 Kindle is a great choice for an ultraportable and superaffordable no-frills e-ink reader.
While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available.
The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading.
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