|Product||Kobo Mini||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Kobo Aura|
|Price||$69.99||$119.00||$59.99 to $114.95||$137.98 to $160.88|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||October 12, 2012||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||August 27, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others.
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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