|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Kobo Aura||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)|
|Price||$119.00||MSRP: $119.00||$141.98 to $160.88||$59.99 to $114.95|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||5 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||October 30, 2013||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.
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.
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.
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.
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