|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Kobo Glo||Kobo Aura|
|Price||$119.00||$59.99 to $114.95||$129.99 to $138.15||$137.98 to $160.88|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||October 14, 2012||August 27, 2013|
|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.
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
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.
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