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5-inch eReader Comparison Table - Top 5

Device Reviews
Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Notes/ Highlight
Formats
Audio/ TTS
Battery
Dict-
ionary
Pros
Cons
Est.
Price
Where To
Buy Online
Wi-Fi
Infrared touch
2GB
Virtual keyboard
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBR, CBZ
No
3-4 weeks

Yes

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

Chapters Canada

No

Yes, Fingers, Stylus
2GB
Freehand, virtual keyboard, stylus
EPUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, LRX, LRF, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP
No
10000 pages
Yes, 12
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
$109
Amazon
Wi-Fi
No
2GB, micro SD card slot
On screen notes app, cursor
EPUB, PDF, FB2, TXT, RTF, HTML, PRC, CHM, DJVU, DOC, TRC, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
No
8000 pages
Yes
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
No
No
1GB, micro SD card slot
None
EPUB or MOBI, PRC, PDF, HTML, TXT, JPG, GIF, PNG
No
8000 pages
No
Auto rotate, folder management system, 12 font sizes, change font, option for Mobipocket DRM.
Sometimes freezes and has to be restarted, lacks bookmarking feature
$179
Amazon.com

No

No
128MB, SD card slot
None
EPUB, PDF, MOBI, PRC, RTF, TXT, FB2, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
No
23 hours
Yes
Pocket-sized, low-cost, now has Adobe DRM support, multiples languages supported
Poor battery life, need to buy AA batteries or rechargeables
$99
Amazon.com

No

No
512MB
None
EPUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, LRX, LRF
No
6800- 7500 pages
No
Pocket-sized, low-cost, durable metal frame, get library ebooks
No advanced features, no memory card slot, image, or audio support
$99
Sony Style

Amazon.com

5-inch eReader Comparison Table - Continued

Device Reviews
Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Notes/ Highlight
Formats
Audio/ TTS
Battery
Dict-
ionary
Pros
Cons
Est.
Price
Where To
Buy Online
No
No
2GB SD card included
None
EPUB, PDF, TXT, FB2, MOBI, PRC, RTF, BMP, JPG, GIF, MP3
Audio jack
24 hours
No
Low cost, ADE support, faster than e ink, includes SD card w/ 100 ebooks
LCD screen causes poor battery life, blocky design
$59
No
Yes, Stylus
512MB, SD card slot
Freehand, virtual keyboard, notes to text converter
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTXT, HTML, DOC, JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG, GIF, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio jack, TTS
7000 pages
Yes
Notepad, text conversion, zoom, TTS, touchscreen
Not widely available in stores, stylus required for touch
$225
Amazon.com
No
No
512MB, SD card slot
Freehand, virtual keyboard, notes to text converter
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTXT, HTML, DOC, JPG, PNG, GIF, MP3.
Audio jack, TTS
7000 pages
Yes
Lots of features, works with Openinkpot, zoom, text to speech
Not widely available in stores, not well known outside China
$159
Amazon.com
No
No
512MB, SD card slot
None
epub, pdf, mobi, prc, lit, txt, fb2, doc, html, rtf, djvu, wol, ppt, mbp, chm, bmp, jpg, png, gif, tif, rar, zip, mp3
Audio jack, TTS
8000 pages
No
Supports many formats and foreign languages, change font type, text to speech
Some formats display poorly, or cause firmware glitches
$159
Buy.com
No
No
Comes with 4GB micro SD card
Keyboard
EPUB, PDF, HTML, HTXT, DOC, TXT, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, GIF, WAV, WMA, MP3
Speaker, audio jack, mic, TTS
8000 pages
No
Rebranded Hanvon, Adobe DRM, lots of features for the price
Only in UK, questionable support via Elonex, keyboard has limited uses
129
Waterstones
No
No
1GB, SD card slot
?
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, FB2, PDB, JPG, BMP, MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, AAC, MP4, MPEG2, DivX
Speaker, audio jack,
5-7 hours
?
Color, backlit display, low cost, plays video, audio and images
It's only available in the UK, no touch screen or WiFi
99
Amazon UK


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