|Product||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight||Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC (black)||Sony Reader Digital Book PRS-700BC (eBook reader - Sony Reader Software - 6")|
|Price||$59.99 to $119.99||MSRP: $129.99||$119.00||$179.99||Pricing is currently unavailable.|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||2.5 stars||2.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||August 16, 2012||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
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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.
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.
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's an improvement to the company's previous touch-screen model, Sony's Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 is saddled with a screen that's short on contrast and prone to glare--and it lacks the wireless convenience of Amazon's identically priced Kindle.
The PRS-700 takes one step forward for Sony digital readers--and a couple leaps back.
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