|Product||Archos 70 (8GB)||Barnes & Noble Nook Color||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Kobo Glo||Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)|
|Price||$129.99||$219.95||$119.00||$129.99 to $138.15||$225.26|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||December 1, 2010||November 16, 2010||September 30, 2013||October 14, 2012||August 16, 2012|
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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.
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 Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
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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