The best e-reader for you

At a Glance

The new Kindle Paperwhite is a dramatic update inside and out, one with fully redesigned software and an appealing integrated light that makes the Kindle more usable in any environment.

Price when rated: $119; 3G version, $179; $20 to remove advertisements

Pros

  • Sharp, crisp text on high-resolution display
  • Integrated, bright light provides reading flexibility

Cons

  • Menus are still a little kludgy
  • Chassis attracts fingerprints
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At a Glance

The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight's built-in light makes it the best e-reader you can buy today.

Price when rated: $139

Pros

  • Built-in LED light for reading in the dark
  • Responsive touchscreen interface
  • Easy-to-hold, lightweight design
  • Responsive touchscreen interface
  • Built-in LED light for reading in the dark
  • Easy-to-hold, lightweight design

Cons

  • Physical page-turn buttons are still too stiff
  • Physical page-turn buttons are still too stiff
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