|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)||Kobo Aura||Kobo Glo|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||0 stars||0 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||August 16, 2012||August 27, 2013||October 14, 2012|
|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 Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.
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.
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