Kobo Aura

82
Engadget
Score
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Model

Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Internal storage
4 GB
Battery life
Up to2 month

General

Screen type
E Ink
Color
Monochrome
Screen size
6 inches
Resolution
Other (1014, 758)
Touchscreen
yes (Capacitive [finger])
Screen PPI
211 ppi
Illumination
Built-in front light

Reading / content

Reading features
Array
Downloadable media
yes (Books, Magazines)
Text format support (native)
Array
Integrated dictionary
yes

Software / platform

Operating system
Linux
Browser
yes
Upgradeable firmware
yes

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Storage

Internal storage
4 GB
Memory card support
yes (microSD)

Power

Battery life
Up to2 month

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
no