|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)||Kobo Glo|
|Price||$119.00||$69.99 to $99.99||$69.00||$129.99 to $138.15|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||September 7, 2012||October 14, 2012|
|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.
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 $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.
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices||Prices from 1 store||Prices from 2 stores||Prices from 1 store||Prices from 2 stores|