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Wi-Fi, 3G optional

Capacitive, 2 point touch
2GB

1024x758 E Ink Pearl

AZW, AZW3, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, Format Guide

None
3-8 weeks

7.5 oz

213 grams

Front-lit high res screen, extra font choices, reading progress estimator, web browser
No ePub support, lighting not completely uniform, no page buttons, no audio

$119

$179 (3G)

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Infrared,
1 point touch
2GB, micro SD card slot
800x600 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF
None
3-8 weeks

6.95 oz

197 grams

GlowLight optional, page turn buttons, 6 font types, Android 2.1 OS is highly hackable
No browser, landscape mode, or audio, GlowLight isn't uniform and lessens contrast

$99

$119 (glowlight)

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Wi-Fi
Infrared,
2 point touch
2GB, microSD card up to 32GB
800x600 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF, TXT
None
3-8 weeks

5.9 oz

167 grams

Get library ebooks directly, advanced zooming settings, Evernote, Android OS is hackable
Buttons are jagged and click loudly, Sony dropped audio support, few upgrades from T1

$129

Amazon

Sony
Wi-Fi
Infrared,
1 point touch
2GB, micro SD card slot
1024x758 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CBR, CBZ
None
3-4 weeks

6.5 oz

185 grams

Frontlight, load custom fonts, high res screen, 1 GHz processor, quilted back
Light brighter at the bottom of screen, no audio support, no landscape mode

$129

£99

Kobo.com

Chapters Canada

WHSmith
Wi-Fi
No
2GB

800x600 E Ink Pearl

AZW, AZW3, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC Format Guide
None
2-4 weeks

5.98 oz

170 grams

Low price, solid design, support for foreign languages, dark fonts
No ePub support, no audio support, less features than Paperwhite

$69 (ads)

$89

Amazon.com

3G, Wi-Fi
No
4GB

800x600 E Ink Pearl

AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, AAX, AA, MP3, Format Guide
Speakers, audio jack, TTS
10-30 days

8.7 oz

247 grams

Accessibility features, free global wireless, 3G web browsing, text-to-speech, keyboard
No ePub support, keyboard takes up lot of space, several generations old

$139 (3G)

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Infrared,
1 point touch
4GB, micro SD card slot
1440x1080 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CBR, CBZ
None
4-8 weeks

8.5 oz

240 grams

Bigger 6.8" high res screen, even frontlight, load custom fonts
Lots of wasted space on screen when reading, bulky and slick plastic exterior

$169

£139

Kobo.com

Chapters Canada

WHSmith
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Color eReader Comparison Table - 7" Tablets

Device Reviews
Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Screen
Processor
Audio/Cams
Battery
Weight
Pros
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Price
Where To
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Wi-Fi
Capacitive, 10 point touch
16GB, 32GB
1280x800 ISP LCD
1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP4460
2 speakers, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth, front camera
9-11 hours

13.9 oz

395 grams

High res screen, supports 3rd party apps, micro HDMI port, loud speakers
No memory card slot, limited custom options, forced to use Amazon's interface
$199
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Capacitive, 10 point touch
8GB, 16GB
1280x800 ISP LCD
1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3
2 speakers, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth, front camera
8-9 hours

11.9 oz

340 grams

High resolution screen, open OS, highly customizable, supports lots of apps, gps, fast, light and comfortable to hold, OTG
Sometimes screen flickers with lower brightness, no memory card slot or HDMI port

$199

Google Play
Wi-Fi
Capacitive, ? point touch
8GB, 16GB, micro SD card slot
1440x900 ISP LCD
1.3 GHz dual-core OMAP4470
2 speakers, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth
9-10 hours

11.1 oz

315 grams

Highest resolution screen of any 7" tablet, set user profiles, microSD card slot
Locked into B&N's ecosystem and interface, limited Android apps, HDMI adaptor is $39

$199

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Wi-Fi
Capacitive, ? point touch

16GB, 32GB, 64GB

1280x800 ISP LCD
1.5 GHz dual-core OMAP4470
2 front speakers, audio jack, mic, front camera
9-10 hours

12.8 oz

364 grams

High res screen, open Android 4.0 OS, supports Google apps and comes with Google Play
No HDMI port or memory card slot
$199
Kobo.com

Indigo Books
Wi-Fi
Capacitive, 2 point touch
8GB
1024x600 ISP LCD
1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP4430
2 speakers, audio jack, mic
8-9 hours

14.1 oz

400 grams

Cheap, supports 3rd party apps, Amazon's appstore, zippy processor, stream videos movies
No memory card slots, no HDMI port, AC charger costs more, so does removing ads
$159
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi, LTE optional
Capacitive, ? point touch
16GB, 32GB, 64GB
1024x768 ISP LCD
1.0 GHz dual-core A5
2 speakers, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth, front and rear cameras
10 hours

10.9 oz

308 grams

Apple's apps and ecosystem, solid build quality, optional wireless
No high res screen, high price, no memory card slot, TV adaptor costs $50

$329

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Large eBook Reader Comparison

Device Reviews
Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Screen
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Battery
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Price
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Wi-Fi

Yes Wacom, Stylus
4GB, SD slot
1200x825 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF, FB2, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, PDB, DJVU, DJV, office files, ZIP

Speakers, audio jack, TTS

8000 pages

18.6 oz

528 grams

9.7" Pearl screen, lots of software features, uses FBReader and Cool Reader, great for PDF files
Can be slow at times, expensive compared to tablets for the features, plastic frame could be nicer
$349
Amazon.com
Free 3G AT&T
No
4GB
1200x825 E Ink Pearl
AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, AAX, AA, MP3
Speakers, audio jack, TTS
7-14 days
7500 pages

19.8 oz

561 grams

9.7" screen, free internet, low ebook, prices, TTS, auto screen rotate, global wireless
No ePub support, Amazon's DRM, keyboard is awkward to use
$299
Amazon.com

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

No (903 model)
2GB, micro SD card slot
1200x825 E Ink Vizplex
EPUB, PDF, HTML, DJVU, RTF, TXT, PRC, CHM, DOC, TCR, FB2, and FB2, ZIP, JPEG, BMP, PNG
Speakers, audio jack, TTS
7000 pages

18.6 oz

530 grams

9.7" Vizplex screen, good PDF support, g sensor, web browser, widget apps: games, RSS news reader, etc
Slow web browser, some menu functions are confusing, scrolling could be faster, no Pearl screen
$269
Amazon.com

eBay

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Kobo Devices

5-inch eBook Reader Comparison

Device Reviews
Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Screen
Formats
Audio/ TTS
Battery
Weight
Pros
Cons
Est.
Price
Where To
Buy Online
Wi-Fi
Infrared touch
2GB
800x600 E Ink Vizplex
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBR, CBZ
No
3-4 weeks

4.73 oz

134 grams

Low price, small and light, pocketable, load custom fonts
Basic ereader, no light or memory card slots
$79
Kobo.com

Chapters Canada

No

Infrared touch
2GB
800x600 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, LRX, LRF, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP
No
10000 pages

5.5 oz

156 grams

Pocket-sized, new higher contrast screen, clear touchscreen (no glare), responsive touch, get library ebooks
No wireless or memory card slots, no audio support, one font choice, landscape mode duplicates sentences
$99
Amazon
Wi-Fi
No
2GB, micro SD card slot
800x600 E Ink Vizplex
EPUB, PDF, FB2, TXT, RTF, HTML, PRC, CHM, DJVU, DOC, TRC, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
No
8000 pages

6.5 oz

185 grams

Auto rotate, FBReader, change font type, hard cover, many apps, pocketable, 2 year warranty
Loud buttons, no touch screen or Pearl, slow browser and ebookstore take patience
$120
Amazon.com

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