Kobo eReader Touch Edition (lavender) comparison

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Kobo eReader Touch Edition (lavender)

Kobo eReader Touch Edition (lavender)
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)
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Kobo Mini

Kobo Mini
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)
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Price $90 to $127 at 2 stores $119 at 2 stores $69 at 2 stores $99 at 1 store $49 to $114 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews
Release date May 23, 2011 September 30, 2013 October 12, 2012 April 13, 2012 May 24, 2011
The Bottom Line Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses. 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 affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others. 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 new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.

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