|Product||Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Kobo Glo|
|Price||$69.00||$119.00||$59.99 to $114.95||MSRP: $119.00||$129.99 to $138.15|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||September 7, 2012||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||October 30, 2013||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.
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 new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
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