E-book readers comparing E-book readers

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Engadget score

80
93
92
89
84

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Avg. critic rating

8.7
9.0
8.7
7.8
8.2

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Avg. user rating

8.6
9.4
8.9
9.1
8.9

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Price

$69

General

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Screen type

E Ink
E Ink
E Ink
E Ink
E Ink

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Color

Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)
Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)
Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)
Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)
Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)

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Screen size

6 inches
6 inches
6 inches
6 inches
6 inches

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Resolution

600 x 800
1024 x 768
600 x 800
600 x 800

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Touchscreen

Infrared [finger]
Capacitive [finger]
Capacitive [finger]
No
No

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Screen PPI

167 ppi
212 ppi
212 ppi
167 ppi
167 ppi

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Illumination

Backlight
Built-in front light
Built-in front light
None
None

Alternate display

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Secondary display

No
No
No
No
No

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Screen size

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Screen resolution

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Screen type

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Touchscreen

Reading / content

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Reading features

Bookmarks, Highlighting
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting, Landscape view

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Downloadable media

Books, Magazines, News
Books, Magazines, News
Books, Magazines, News
Books, Magazines, News
Books, Magazines, News

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Content sharing / lending

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

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Text format support (native)

EPUB, Adobe PDF (pdf)
Adobe PDF (pdf), Plain text (txt), HTML pages (html), Microsoft Word (doc), Mobipocket (mobi, prc), Other
Adobe PDF (pdf), Plain text (txt), HTML pages (html), Microsoft Word (doc), Mobipocket (mobi, prc), Other
Adobe PDF (pdf), Plain text (txt), HTML pages (html), Microsoft Word (doc), Mobipocket (mobi, prc), Other
Adobe PDF (pdf), Plain text (txt), Microsoft Word (doc), Mobipocket (mobi, prc), Other

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Integrated dictionary

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Media

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Audio playback

No
No
No
Yes

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Audio codec support

MP3

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Audible support

Yes

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Audio jack

3.5mm

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Speakers

Stereo

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Text-to-speech

Yes

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Photo viewer

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Image format support

BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG

Input

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Keyboard

No
No
No
No
Yes

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Navigation type

D-pad
D-pad

Software / platform

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Operating system

Linux
Linux

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Browser

Yes
Yes
Yes

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Connectivity

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WiFi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Mobile broadband (3G)

No
No
No
GSM-based

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USB

2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)
2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)
2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)
2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)
2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)

Storage

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Internal storage

2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
4 GB

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Memory card support

Yes
No
No
No

Power

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Battery type

Li-ion
Li-polymer

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Battery life

Up to 30 days
Up to 2 months
Up to 56 days
Up to 15 hours
Up to 30 hours

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Pages per charge

Compatibility

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Requires desktop software

No
No
No
No

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OS support

Size and Weight

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Height

6.5 inches
6.7 inches
6.7 inches
6.5 inches
7.5 inches

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Width

5 inches
4.6 inches
4.6 inches
4.5 inches
4.8 inches

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Depth

0.47 inches
0.36 inches
0.36 inches
0.34 inches
0.34 inches

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Weight

6.95 ounces
7.3 ounces
7.5 ounces
5.98 ounces
8.7 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Discontinued
Available
Available

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Discontinued (US)

September 3, 2013

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Released (US)

May 1, 2012
September 30, 2013
October 1, 2012
September 14, 2012
August 27, 2010

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Announced (US)

April 12, 2012
September 3, 2013
September 6, 2012
September 6, 2012
July 28, 2010

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$139 USD
$119 USD
$119 USD
$69 USD
$189 USD

Colors

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Colors

Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
White

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year

Environmental

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