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Kobo Mini

Kobo Mini
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)
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Kobo Glo

Kobo Glo
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)
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Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight
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Price $69 at 2 stores $49 to $114 at 3 stores $129 to $138 at 3 stores $119 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date October 12, 2012 May 24, 2011 October 14, 2012 September 30, 2013 October 30, 2013
The Bottom Line 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 new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle. The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options. 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. 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.

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