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Kobo Aura HD

83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

This reader's got solid specs, but price and size constraints will likely hamper wide appeal.

Pros
  • Big, high-res screen
  • Strong front light
  • Lots of storage for an e-reader
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Big footprint
  • Software still lacking
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Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

70
baram
The screen of Kobo Aura HD is great, but the frame is made from a very cheap...read more
90
jjfscheffer
I bought one for my wife and she is really happy with it.
90
WindyMiller
It is light, easy to use, durable and has a truly fantastic screen. It supports...read more
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79
Average Critic Score

Storage capacity

89
 

Display / readability

93
 

Ease of use

83
 

Document support

87
 

Portability (size / weight)

68
 

Store and selection of titles

69
 

Design and form factor

73
 

Battery life

87
 

Durability

76
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

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User

100
 

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94

Engadget

94
 

Critic

86
 

User

93
 
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67
 

User

90
 
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94
 

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100
 

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94
 

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86
 

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93
 
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