|Product||Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Kobo Glo|
|Price||$69.00||$119.00||$69.99 to $99.99||$119.00||$147.56|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||0 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||5 stars|
|Release date||September 7, 2012||October 1, 2012||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||October 14, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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.
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
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