Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black) comparison

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)
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Kobo Glo

Kobo Glo
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Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight
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Kobo Aura

Kobo Aura
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Price $225 at 1 store $119 at 2 stores $129 to $138 at 3 stores $137 to $160 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date August 16, 2012 September 30, 2013 October 14, 2012 October 30, 2013 August 27, 2013
The Bottom Line 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 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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