|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Amazon Kindle DX (white)||Kobo Aura|
|Price||$119.00||$199.00||$137.98 to $160.88|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||0.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||August 27, 2013|
|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.
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.
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.
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