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eReader Reviews

Below is a listing of currently available eReaders. We have limited this list to devices dedicated to being eBook readers and have excluded smartphones, computer software and tablet computers such as the iPad which can also be used for digital reading. Unless noted these devices use an electronic paper screen. https://homeimprovementloanblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/home-improvement-loan/

Kindle vs. Nook vs. Sony PRS-600 vs. Literati

Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony PRS-600 and Sharper Image Literati: 4 e-book readers currently on the market are pitted against one another in a variety of categories. Jack Burden and JM Butler break down what each of these ereaders does best and give you a guide that should help you sort out which of these products would be the best choice for you. Read The eReader Shootout

Barnes & Noble Nook Color Review Rating: 95/100

The Nook Color is B&N's newest offering. It has a 7 inch, full color touch screen. This is a backlit, refreshing screen so the Nook Color is perhaps more of a tablet computer than an eReader. The Nook Color runs on the Android operating system found in many smartphones and some other tablets. Read the Full Nook Color Review

Amazon Kindle 3 Review Rating: 91/100

The Kindle is probably the most popular eReader, it wasn't the first one but with Amazon's marketing muscle it has become the best known. Kindle is now in it's third generation and boasts a new high contrast screen, lighter weight and thinner construction. It has a built in dictionary, better PDF support, a rudimentary web browser and the ability to automatically upload your notes and highlights directly to your Facebook or Twitter profile. The Kindle is available in a WiFi only version and a 3G and WiFi version, it also comes in the traditional white and new graphite colors. Read The Full Kindle 3 Review

Barnes & Noble Nook Review Rating: 91/100

Barnes & Noble's answer to the Kindle also has a 6 inch e-ink screen but incorporates a color touch display for browing your library and other fuctions. The Nook supports more file formats than the Kindle and enables checking out e-books from your local library and loaning books to friends. The library and loaning has a time limit before access to the book shuts down. The Nook is also available in WiFi only and 3G/WiFi versions. Read the Full Nook Review

Sony PRS-950SC Review Rating: 91/100

Sony developed the PRS-950 ereader in response to the latest consumer technology trends for ereaders coming from its competition – kindle and nook. The larger -7-inch-, more sensitive touch screen, 3G wifi access instead of USB-only downloads, more memory expansion are just a few of the major upgrades Sony made with their latest ereader. At the most expensive pricepoint to date, $299, we wanted to review the PRS950 ereader to see if it's worth the price of admission. Read The Full Sony PRS-950 Review

Sony PRS-600 Review Rating: 89.5/100

The PRS-600 is known as the Reader Touch Edition, it has a 6 inch, e-ink touch screen. The touch screen allows for a compact design since there is no need for another touch screen or button controls on the face of the unit. The unit supports the same file formats as the PRS-950 but is smaller, lighter and less expensive. Read the Full Sony PRS-600 Review

Sharper Image Literati Review Rating: 72.5/100

The Literati is another color LCD based eReader although this color screen is not a touch screen. The controls below the 7" color screen give the Literati an elongated shape when compared to it's competitors. The Literati rather inexpensive for a full color device and this could help it against some of it's more full featured competitiors. Read the Full Sharper Image Literati Review

Sony PRS-350 Review Rating: 91/100

The Reader Pocket Edition shares the same features as the Reader Touch edition but has a 5 inch, e-ink touch screen for an even more compact design. The Reader Pocket Edition is perfect for reading on the go. Read the Full Sony PRS-350 Review

Borders Kobo Review Rating: 90/100

Another large bookstore chain has entered the ereader market. Borders has introduced the Kobo e-book reader, it features a 6" electronic paper screen made by the same manufacturer that supplies the screens for the Kindle and the Nook. One of the interesting features is the back of the unit, it is quilted for a comfortable feel. It uses a 5 way digital pad at the bottom of the unit for navigation and has one gigabyte of internal memory. There is no 3G or WiFi connectivity but it can use USB or Blue Tooth to sync books to the unit. It comes in at a cheaper price than some of it's cosest competitors but it also is lacking in some of the features of those units. Read the Full Borders Kobo Review

Aluratek Libre Review Rating: 84/100

Before Borders Books put out the Kbo they did't have their own branded eReader like Amazon and Barnes & Noble and they had tied their name and online eBook store to the Libre by Aluratek. It has a 5" e-paper LCD screen and has 24 hours of continuous battery life. This is siginificantly less than other e-ink competitors. It is slightly less expensive than it's direct competitors but doesn't share the robust feature set. Read the Full Aluratek Libre Review

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