|Product||Archos 70 (8GB)||Barnes & Noble Nook Color||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Kobo Glo|
|Price||$129.99||$219.95||$119.00||MSRP: $119.00||$129.99 to $138.15|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||December 1, 2010||November 16, 2010||September 30, 2013||October 30, 2013||October 14, 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.
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.
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