|Product||Kobo eReader Touch Edition (lavender)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Kobo Aura|
|Price||$107.98 to $142.09||$119.00||$59.99 to $99.99||MSRP: $149.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||August 27, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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.
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