|Product||Archos 70 (8GB)||Barnes & Noble Nook Color||Kobo Glo||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)|
|Price||$129.99||$219.95||$129.99 to $138.15||$119.00||$225.26|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||December 1, 2010||November 16, 2010||October 14, 2012||September 30, 2013||August 16, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
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 Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.
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