Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers) comparison

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Amazon Kindle (2012, special offers)

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader (Wi-Fi)

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

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Kobo Glo

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Price $69 at 2 stores $49 to $249 at 3 stores $99 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 07, 2012 September 30, 2013 May 24, 2011 October 30, 2013 October 14, 2012
The Bottom Line The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen. 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 new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle. 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. The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.

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