Nook Color

by Barnes & Noble

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Kindle Paperwhite (second generation, 2013)

by Amazon

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Pros
  • Display produces good colors and minimal glare
  • Intuitive interface is optimized for reading
  • Lights itself with even, warm lighting
  • Improved page-flipping mode
Cons
  • App store not coming until 2011
  • Requires proprietary MicroUSB charger
  • No physical page-turn buttons
At A Glance

The second-generation Paperwhite is the best dedicated ebook reader you can buy, with a high-contrast screen that lights itself.