E-book readers comparing E-book readers

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Engadget score

92
93
89
84
89

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Avg. critic rating

8.7
9.0
7.8
8.2
8.0

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Avg. user rating

8.9
9.4
9.1
8.9
8.8

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Price

$69
$59

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

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

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Touchscreen

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

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Screen PPI

212 ppi
212 ppi
167 ppi
167 ppi
167 ppi

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Illumination

Built-in front light
Built-in front light
None
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, Notes, Highlighting
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting, Landscape view
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting

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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
No
Yes

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Text format support (native)

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
EPUB, Adobe PDF (pdf)

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Integrated dictionary

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Media

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Audio playback

No
No
Yes
No

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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
Yes
No

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Navigation type

D-pad
D-pad

Software / platform

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Operating system

Linux
Linux
Android

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Browser

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
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
GSM-based
No

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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
4 GB
2 GB

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Memory card support

No
No
No
Yes

Power

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Battery type

Li-ion
Li-polymer

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Battery life

Up to 56 days
Up to 2 months
Up to 15 hours
Up to 30 hours
Up to 60 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

6.7 inches
6.7 inches
6.5 inches
7.5 inches
6.5 inches

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Width

4.6 inches
4.6 inches
4.5 inches
4.8 inches
5 inches

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Depth

0.36 inches
0.36 inches
0.34 inches
0.34 inches
0.47 inches

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Weight

7.5 ounces
7.3 ounces
5.98 ounces
8.7 ounces
7.48 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Discontinued
Available
Available
Available
Available

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Discontinued (US)

September 3, 2013

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Released (US)

October 1, 2012
September 30, 2013
September 14, 2012
August 27, 2010
June 10, 2011

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Announced (US)

September 6, 2012
September 3, 2013
September 6, 2012
July 28, 2010
May 25, 2011

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

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

Colors

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Colors

Black
Black
Black
Black
White
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year

Environmental

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