|Product||Archos 70 (8GB)||Barnes & Noble Nook Color||Kobo Glo||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)|
|Price||$129.99||$219.95||$129.99 to $138.15||$119.00||$59.99 to $114.95|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||December 1, 2010||November 16, 2010||October 14, 2012||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable|
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The Archos 70 offers more horsepower and features than any other tablet under $300, but its limitations make it more of a toy than a tool.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad.
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
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 new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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