|Product||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Kobo Glo||Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight||Kobo Aura|
|Price||$119.00||$129.99 to $138.15||MSRP: $119.00||$137.98 to $160.88|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3 stars||5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||September 30, 2013||October 14, 2012||October 30, 2013||August 27, 2013|
|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 Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
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.
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