|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Kobo Aura||Kobo Glo||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight|
|Price||$119.00||$137.98 to $160.88||$129.99 to $138.15||$69.99 to $99.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||0 stars||3 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||August 27, 2013||October 14, 2012||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.
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 Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading.
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