Ereaders Features Comparison
Look for budget ebook readers with six-inch screens that rely on the new E Ink Pearl display technology; you'll get sharper, clearer text and higher contrast for a better reading experience. The touchscreen is added value on this new crop of cheap ereaders. Support for many file types, especially EPUB (absent from the Kindle Touch) and Adobe files is essential. Additional support for MP3s or image files is a nice bonus. Budget ebook readers with more internal storage can hold more books -- up to about 1,500 titles with 2GB and double that with 4GB -- and ebook readers with SD card slots offer a virtually unlimited library. Wi-Fi is now common in ebook readers, making it easy to find, buy, and download books.
|Display Size||Display Technology||Book Formats||Other Formats||Connectivity||Storage|
|Sony Reader estimated price $150||6-inch||E Ink Pearl touchscreen||EPUB, PDF, Adobe DRM- protected, TXT||JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, MP3, AAC||802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi||2GB + microSD|
|Barnes & Noble Nook estimated price $99||6-inch||E Ink Pearl touchscreen||EPUB, PDF||JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP||802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi||2GB + microSD|
|Kobo eReader Touch estimated price $100||6-inch||E Ink Pearl touchscreen||EPUB, PDF, MOBI, TXT, RTF||JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF||802.11b/g/n, USB Wi-Fi||2GB + microSD|
|Amazon Kindle Touch estimated price $99||6-inch||E Ink Pearl||Kindle AZW, TXT, MOBI, PRC, DOC, PDF||JPG, GIF, PNG, MP3, and Audible||802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0 Wi-Fi||4GB|