Large eBook Readers Compared

Large eBook Reader Comparison

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Wi-Fi

Yes Wacom, Stylus
4GB, SD slot
Freehand, virtual keyboard
EPUB, PDF, FB2, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, PDB, DJVU, DJV, office files, ZIP

Speakers, audio jack, TTS

8000 pages
Yes, StarDict
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
Keyboard, cursor
AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, AAX, AA, MP3
Speakers, audio jack, TTS
7-14 days
7500 pages
Yes
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
$379
Amazon.com

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

No (903 model)
2GB, micro SD card slot
Note apps, virtual keyboard
EPUB, PDF, HTML, DJVU, RTF, TXT, PRC, CHM, DOC, TCR, FB2, and FB2, ZIP, JPEG, BMP, PNG
Speakers, audio jack, TTS
7000 pages
Yes
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

Free 3G AT&T, Wi-Fi

Yes, Fingers, Stylus
2GB, SD, Pro Duo card slots
Freehand, virtual keyboard
EPUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, LRF, DOC, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, AAC, MP3
Audio jack
10-22 days
Yes, 12
7.1" Pearl screen, improved contrast, PDF crop and zoom, web browser, clear touchscreen (no glare), write on screen, fast
Browser can't download files and is restricted to Wi-Fi, one font choice and limited styling options without hack
$299
Amazon.com

Sony

Color eReader Comparison Table - 7" Tablets

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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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Kobo Devices

7-inch eReaders and Tablets Comparison Table

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Wi-Fi
Yes, capacitive touch
8/16GB, cloud storage
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
EPUB, PDF, TXT, MP3, MP4, AVI, MOV, lots more via apps
Speaker, audio jack, Bluetooth
8-9 hours
Yes
7" high resoltuion screen is great for reading, supports lots of ereading apps, very fast, light and comfortable to hold
Sometimes screen filckers with lower brightness, no memory card slot or HDMI port

$249

$199 (8GB)

Google Play
Wi-Fi
Yes, capacitive touch
8 GB, cloud storage
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, AAX, AA, MP3, DOC, DOCX, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8
Speakers, audio jack, Amazon MP3 Store
7-8 hours
Yes
7" capacitive touchscreen, supports 3rd party apps, Amazon's appstore, dual core processor, stream videos movies
No memory card slots, no HDMI port, dependant on cloud storage
$199
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Yes, capacitive touch
8/16 GB, micro SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, MP4, AAC
Speaker, mic, audio jack, Pandora, Rhapsody, MOG, Grooveshark, Read and Record
9-11.5 hours
Yes
7" IPS touchscreen, 1GB RAM, 1GHz dual core processor, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Marvel comics
Limited apps available through B&N, can't sideload other apps without rooting

$249

$199 (8GB)

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Wi-Fi
Yes, capacitive touch
4GB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
Depends on apps, most work
Speaker, audio jack
3-5 hours
Yes

7" screen, good build quality, runs Android 4.0 and comes with Google apps, mini HDMI port and USB host

Battery life not very good, camera is grainy
$99
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Yes, capacitive touch
8 GB, micro SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, Microsoft Office files, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4
Speaker, audio jack, Pandora, Read to Me
7-10 hours
Yes
7" capacitive touchscreen, vivid colors, Adobe DRM support, Android 2.2 OS, pandora radio, play videos, CM7 ROM
Can't install Android apps without hack, few hardware buttons, limited base PDF functions

$169

$135 (refurb)

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Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Yes, capacitive touch
8 GB, micro SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
EPUB, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, .3gp, mp4, m4a, flac, ogg, wav, mid, 3gp, mp4, webm, more via apps
Speaker, audio jack, RDIO
7 hours
Yes
7" AFFS+ screen, vivid colors, open Android 2.3 OS, microsd card slot, color varieties
Single core processor, Kobo's reading app is too slow at times, has some bugs
$179
Kobo.com

Indigo Books
Wi-Fi
Yes, resistive multi-touch
2GB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
PDF, EPUB, Office, MP3, AAC, WAV, MPEG4, more via apps
Speaker, audio jack
4-6 hours
Yes

7" screen, B&N ebooks, HDMI port, 2 cameras, budget price, hackable

Cheap plastic body, meager battery life
$169
QVC

Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Yes, capacitive touch
4GB, microSD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
EPUB, PDF, TXT, FB2, RTF, PDB, MP3, AAC, WAV, MP4, AVI, MOV,, more via apps
Speakers, audio jack
5-7 hours
Apps
7" capacitive screen, Adobe DRM, supports lots of ereading apps, plays video smoothly, cover and AC charger included
Some games don't work, no Android Market access, Android 2.1 is dated, battery life
$159
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Yes, resistive multi-touch
4GB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
PDF, EPUB, Office, MP3, AAC, WAV, MPEG4, more via apps
Speaker, audio jack
4-6 hours
Yes

7" screen, B&N ebooks, Android 2.3, 2 cameras, budget price, rootable for Android Market

Creaky plastic casing, spongy buttons, touchy micro HDMI port
$179
QVC
Wi-Fi
Yes, resistive touch
2 GB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
EPUB, PDF, HTML, DJVU, RTF, TXT, PRC, DOC, TCR, FB2, ZIP, more via apps
Speakers, audio jack
6-8 hours
Yes
7" screen, Android os, install 3rd party apps, add Android Market with hack, 2 year warranty
Ugly home screen, laggy video playback
$169
Pocketbook

Pocketbook
Wi-Fi
Yes, resistive touch
2GB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
EPUB, PDF, TXT, FB2, RTF, PDB, MP3, AAC, WAV, MP4, AVI, MOV,, more via apps
Speaker, audio jack
5-7 hours
Apps
7" screen, Adobe DRM, open to install apps, page-turn buttons, cover included
Few hardware buttons, older version of Android
$149
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Yes, capacitive touch
256MB, 4GB SD card included
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
AZW, EPUB, PDF, TXT, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, MPEG-4, H.264, more via apps
Speakers, audio jack
6-8 hours
Yes
7" capacitive touchscreen, Kindle ebooks app, open to install Android apps, smooth video play
Some apps won't install that should, won't be updated to new Android versions
$199
Amazon.com
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Large eBook Reader Comparison Table - 8-inches and Up

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Wi-Fi, or 3G AT&T data plan
Yes, Fingers
16-64 GB
Virtual keyboard
Depends on apps
Speakers, audio jack, iTunes
10 hours
Yes
9.7" screen, full multimedia device, HD quality, many apps
Data plans, reflective screen, new iBook store DRM, no expansion slots
Apple Store

Amazon.com

eBay.com
Wi-Fi
Yes, resistive touch
2GB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
EPUB, PDF, TXT, FB2, RTF, PDB, MP3, AAC, WAV, MP4, AVI, MOV,, more via apps
Speakers, audio jack
5-7 hours
Apps
8.4" screen, Android 2.1, Adobe DRM, open to install apps, page-turn buttons, cover included
Few hardware buttons, power management could be better
$199
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi, 3G optional
Yes, resistive touch
2GB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, on-screen
PDF, EPUB, HTML, MP3, AAC, WAV, MPEG4, more via apps
Speakers, audio jack
6-8 hours
Yes
9" screen, Color LCD screen, B&N ebooks, open to install Android apps, wireless, budget, hackable
Low resolution, laggy video playback
$199
QVC
Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth
Yes, LCD screen, wacom E Ink
4GB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, freehand, wacom stylus
EPUB, PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS, ZIP, MP3, WAV, 3GPP, AMR, AAC, OGG, M4A, 3GP, MP4, Flash Lite
Speakers, audio jack, mic, webcam, TTS
16 hours E Ink, 6 hours LCD
Yes
Good for notetaking, etextbooks, PDFs, has Google Android OS and USB ports
Somewhat heavy at 3 pounds, no 3G models, can't test in retail stores
$499
Amazon.com
No
Yes, Stylus
2GB micro SD card included
Notes with newest firmware
EPUB, PDF, PDB, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF
No
1-2 weeks
No
8.1" screen, connects to B&N's ebook store, Wacom tablet, 1400 newspapers
No longer being made; iRex is out of business, 3G no longer works
$399
eBay.com
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