|Product||Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC (black)||Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)||Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)||Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers)|
|Price||$114.99 to $307.72||$127.96 to $129.99||$74.99 to $99.99||$119.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2.5 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||August 16, 2012||Info unavailable||October 1, 2012|
|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.
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.
With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack.
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