|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Kobo Glo||Kobo Aura|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||5 stars||3 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||October 30, 2013||October 14, 2012||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.
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.
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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