|Product||Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC (black)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)||Kobo Glo||Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)|
|Price||$178.00 to $307.71||$119.00||$129.99 to $138.15||$225.26||$59.99 to $114.95|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||September 30, 2013||October 14, 2012||August 16, 2012||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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.
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.
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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