The 10 best choices for an e-reader

The 10 best choices for an e-reader

Summary: More people are looking to take advantage of e-readers, both for book reading and for long business documents. Here are the 10 best e-readers, along with comparison photos and a look at one of the popular new covers that can give an e-reader the feel of a traditional book.

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  • Not to be overlooked as an e-reader is the iPhone. You can read Kindle and Barnes & Noble ebooks on it as well as lots of news sources via apps and web pages. You may not want to sit down and read on it for hours, it's great for reading when standing in lines, waiting at the doctor's office, and traveling, for example. You'd be surprised at how much reading you can get done just by using these short snatches of time.

    You can also read this list in text format in the companion blog post.
  • The Kobo is Borders' answer to its chief rivals Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the e-reader race. It's a lightweight, low-cost device that does a good job of syncing with a PC and reading ebook files that can be loaded from your PC (including ones from the Borders ebook store) but doesn't offer wireless book buying like Amazon and Barnes & Nobile. It also doesn't do highlighting or note-taking.

    You can also read this list in text format in the companion blog post.
  • The Kobo is Borders' answer to its chief rivals Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the e-reader race. It's a lightweight, low-cost device that does a good job of syncing with a PC and reading ebook files that can be loaded from your PC (including ones from the Borders ebook store) but doesn't offer wireless book buying like Amazon and Barnes & Nobile. It also doesn't do highlighting or note-taking.

    You can also read this list in text format in the companion blog post.

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  • RE: The 10 best choices for an e-reader

    It works for me, run multiple apps to read books, pdfs, newspapers, use the free Kindle app to read the common Kindle books. Searching in Kindle is great for reference type books.
    djlsub
  • RE: The 10 best choices for an e-reader

    Article is a waste of time if wanting onsight on various readers.
    Failed to mention that Sony has a model with connectivity other than PC and also limitations in formats with Kindle.
    DG
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  • RE: The 10 best choices for an e-reader

    These are all crappy ereaders ,backlit screens suck when trying to read for relaxation they keep your mind and eyes far to active.If it doesn't have Eink and no connectivity it's a pad and not a reader thanks.
    wizardb@...