Best E-book Readers Comparison

When we mentioned E-book Reader, most people may think of Kindle first. We cannot deny the fact that Kindle has been occupying a large percent of market share in E-book reader line. However, if you happen to find an E-book device, you will find that there are actually some good alternatives. Here we will show you a brief comparison between the main stream E-readers.

Amazon Kindle

Kindle ereader

Kindle is a series of e-book readers designed and marketed by Amazon. With the excellent built-in-light, the new generation Kindle Paperwhite, which is released in the holiday buying season of 2012, rises to the top of the e-reader pack.

Specifications of Kindle Paperwhite:

Screensize: 6 inches Resolution: 768 x 1024 (221 PPI)
Battery Life: A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10.
Formats Supported: 1.Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; 2.HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

Barnes & Noble Nook

Nook Simple Touch

Nook is a brand of e-reader developed by American book retailer Barnes & Noble. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward.

Specifications of Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight:

Screensize: 6 inches Resolution: 600 x 800
Battery Life: Read for over 2 months with GlowLight off (based on a half hour of daily reading time)
Formats Supported: EPUB (DRM and Non-DRM), PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP

Kobo e-reader

Kobo ereader

The Kobo e-reader is an e-book reader produced by Toronto-based Company Kobo Inc. The Kobo Glo also has an integrated light, which is called Comfort Light. The Kobo Glo has great advantage in Epub compatibility and international options when compared to other e-book devices.

Specifications of Kobo Glo:

Screensize: 6 inches Resolution: 1024 x 758
Battery Life: Over 1 month with Wi Fi turned off

Sony Reader

Sony Reader

Sony Reader is a line of e-book readers manufactured by Sony. It offers access to a large catalog of e-books, magazines, and newspapers via Sony's online store, plus online loaners from your local library. The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader.

Specifications of Nook Sony Reader PRS-T2:

Screensize: 6 inches Resolution: 600 x 800
Battery Life: A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time
Formats Supported: 1. DRM Text: Epub, PDF (PDF v1.6 or before, .pdf file extension, Adobe DRM protected) 2. Image : JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP 3.Unsecured Text : Epub, PDF, TXT

Apple iPad

iPad Mini

The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Strictly speaking, it cannot be regarded as an E-reader. However, some people would also choose to read PDF on iPad with e-book app iBooks. The PDF files can be transferred via iTunes. The iPad is an excellent e-reader alternative for Apple aficionados.

Specifications of iPad Mini:

Screensize: 7.9 inches Resolution: 1024 x 768
Battery Life: 10 Hours
Formats Supported:Epub, PDF, IBA (iBook format)

The below chart illustrates the difference between the mentioned e-book readers. We can find that each one has its good points. Customer can choose the best one according to their needs.

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