|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G (special offers)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Kobo Glo|
|Price||$119.99 to $249.95||$119.00||$69.99 to $119.99||$119.00||$142.52|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||0 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||October 1, 2012||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||October 30, 2013||October 14, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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 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.
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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