|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Kobo Aura||Amazon Kindle DX (white)|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||0 stars||0.5 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||August 27, 2013||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle Paperwhite alternative for EPUB fans who don't want to be tied to Amazon's proprietary ecosystem.
Although it has all the positive attributes typically associated with a Kindle device, the arrival of Apple's iPad seriously affects the Kindle DX's viability unless Amazon lowers its price by at least $100.
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