eReaders 101

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Amazon

DEVICE
DEVICE SIZE
STORAGE
SELECTION
BOOK PRICES
DEVICE COST

Kindle
(Touchscreen)
6″, 6 oz
Holds over 1,000 books
> 1 million titles
Some free, many under $9.99
$79

Many books in public domain free; can read chapter sample before purchase; if Amazon Prime member, can borrow books for free with no due dates; can borrow from library; can lend to other Kindle users (up to 14 days); can be read on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Blackberry, Mac, PC


Kindle Paperwhite (Touchscreen)
6″ high resolution (212ppi)
Holds over 1,000 books
> 700,000 books
Some free, many under $9.99
$119

In addition to the basic Kindle pros (above) also: No screen glare; lightweight; built in light; smart lookup (dictionary); adjust text size, translate passages


6″ high resolution (300 ppi)
Holds over 1,000 books
> 2 million titles
Some free, many under $9.99
$199

In addition to the basic Kindle Paperwhite pros (above) also: Soon have Family Library links to share with family; connect with friends on Goodreads on Kindle (online community); will soon have Word Wise to help understand more challenging books; looked up words automatically added to Vocabulary Builder; soon have About this Book and enhanced searches; organize books using Cloud Collections; read text of footnotes with a tap; Whispersync technology synchronizes last page read so you pick up where you left off


6″
8 GB or 16 GB
> 33 million movies, tv shows, songs, books, apps, games
Some free, many under $9.99
$99

Various colors; front/rear cameras; unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content; link Amazon accounts to share books, games, apps; 8 hours mixed use battery life; with Prime can borrow titles from Kindle Owners Lending Library for free; connect with friends on Goodreads; HD magazines; Immersion reading to synchronize text with companion audiobooks with realtime highlighting; Xray technology to get additional information on characters and places via YouTube and Wikipedia; Text-to-Speech allows device to read English content outloud when available from publisher; with Whispersync you can switch between reading the book or listening on audio companion


7″
8 GB or 16 GB
> 33 million movies, tv shows, songs, books, apps, games
Some free, many under $9.99
$159

Same as Fire HD 6 but has larger screen


7″
16,32 or 64 GB
> 33 million movies, tv shows, songs, books, apps, games
Some free, many under $9.99
$179

Same as Fire HD 6 but has larger screen, more memory, 11 hours mixed use battery life


8.9″
16,32 or 64 GB
> 33 million movies, tv shows, songs, books, apps, games
Some free, many under $9.99
$379

Same as Fire HD 6 but has larger screen, more memory, 12 hours mixed use battery life


4.7″
32 GB or 64 GB
> 33 million movies, tv shows, songs, books, apps, games
Some free, many under $9.99
$0-$449 (varies with service agreement)

Xray technology, Immersion Reading, Whispersync



Barnes & Noble

DEVICE
DEVICE SIZE
STORAGE
SELECTION
BOOK PRICES
DEVICE COST

6″
4GB
> 3 million book titles available
Some free, many under $10
$99

Remarkable clarity, minimal glare, color touchscreen display; adjustable fonts, can surf the web and check email; battery lasts 8 weeks on single charge, can upload books, magazines,newspapers; free wi-fi at B&N stores, free Cloud storage, sample books for free, book lending and borrowing, in-store support


7″
Up to 32 GB
> 3 Million books and magazines, thousands of movies, tv shows, apps
Some free, many under $10
$149.99

LCD display, front/rear cameras, built in GPS, battery lasts up to 10 hours of video usage, dual stereo speakers; upload books, magazines, newspapers, apps, movies, tv shows, google play, comics; email and web browsing, free wi-fi in B&N stores, seamless access to Youtube, Chrome GoogleMaps and Gmail; multi window mode, parental controls, free in store support, read NOOK books free in B&N stores, free NOOK Cloud storage, book lending and borrowing


10.1″
Up to 64 GB
> 3 Million books and magazines, thousands of movies, tv shows, apps
Some free, many under $10
$299.99

Same as Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 7.0 but has HD display and larger screen and memory



Kobo

DEVICE
DEVICE SIZE
STORAGE
SELECTION
DEVICE COST

Kobo Mini
5″
2 GB
> 4 million books, newspapers, magazines
$59.99

Various font types and sizes; includes My Reading Life to track your reading stats and share on Facebook; built in dictionary; brightness controls, Simple Turn for page turns


6″
2 GB, up to 32 GB
> 4 million books, newspapers, magazines
$79.99

Same as Mini but higher resolution, freescale 508 processor


6″
2 GB, up to 32 GB
> 4 million books, newspapers, magazines
$129.99

Same as Mini but higher resolution, 1 GHz processor, built in Comfort Light technology


6″
4 GB, up to 32 GB
> 4 million books, newspapers, magazines
$129.99

Same as Mini but higher resolution, 1 GHz processor; Reading Life to collect and share; Advanced Reading to highlight, use dictionary and bookmark; Beyond the Book can tap on highlighted words to discover related books, authors and more; contains chess and Sudoku; web browsing


6.8″
4 GB, up to 32 GB
> 4 million books, newspapers, magazines
$149.99

Same as Aura but eBooks saved in cloud, can borrow books from library


7″
16, 32, 64 GB
> 4 million books, newspapers, magazines
$99.99

215ppi; contains Tapestries-interface for content discovery; ebooks stored in cloud; has preloaded apps-Facebook, Twitter and Skype; also has many Google apps; dual front speakers,TypeGenius fonts


7″
8 GB, up to 32GB
> 4 million books, newspapers, magazines
$79.99

1024X600; same as Arc but contains Kobo ReadingLife and many more apps


7″
16 GB, up to 32 GB
> 4 million books, newspapers, magazines
$109.99

323ppi; same as Arc but contains Kobo ReadingLife and many more apps


10.1″
16 GB
.
$169.99

300 ppi; same as Arc but contains Kobo Reading Life and many more apps


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