|Product||Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC (black)||Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)||Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 (silver)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)|
|Price||$179.99 to $300.26||$308.52||$67.99 to $199.00||$119.00||$59.99 to $99.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2.5 stars||0 stars||2.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||August 16, 2012||Info unavailable||September 30, 2013||Info unavailable|
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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 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 Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 has a basic feature set, its $200 price tag, compact size, and Epub file compatibility make it an appealing e-book reader.
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.
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