|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Kobo Aura||Kobo eReader Touch Edition (black)|
|Price||$119.00||$59.99 to $114.95||$137.98 to $160.88||Borders.com - $129.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars||2.5 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||August 27, 2013||Info unavailable|
|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.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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.
Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.
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Borders.com - $129.99