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Side by side comparison of ebook readers

Ebook
Reader
Model
Reading Screen
- Type
Reading Screen
-Size (diagonal)
-Pixel Density
-Resolution(ppi)
User controlsUser Accessible MemoryFile Format Compatibility (without conversion)ConnectivityReading and other ToolsBattery LifeSize (mm)
-Depth
-Width
-Height
WeightPrice (USD)Useful Links
Kindle
E Ink Pearl.
16 grey levels.
6 inch. (15.2 cm)
600 x 800.
167 pixels per inch
4 buttons and 5-way controller (no keyboard).1.25GB built-in (no memory slots).- DRM: Kindle (AZW),
- Non-DRM: TXT, MOBI, PRC, PDF (no reflow)
- No audio.
Wi-Fi only.
Micro USB2.
Borrow from Library or Friend, Annotation (Textual only), Dictionary, Collection organizer, Whispersync (Bookmarking
across Devices).
Limited internet browser.
No audio or Text-to-speech.
30 days.
Charging cable and power adapter supplied.
8.7
114
166mm
170g / 5.98 oz$79
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Kindle Touch
E Ink Pearl.
16 grey levels.
6 inch. (15.2 cm)
600 x 800.
167 pixels per inch
Touch screen using zForce infrared technology by Neonode.3GB built-in (no memory slots).- DRM: Kindle (AZW),
- Non-DRM: TXT, MOBI, PRC, PDF (no reflow)
- Audio: MP3, Audible.
3G(Free Global)+Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi only.
Micro USB2,
3.5mm audio jack.
Borrow from Library or Friend, Annotation (Textual only), Text-to-speech, Dictionary, Collection organizer, Whispersync (Bookmarking
across Devices).
Limited internet browser.
60 days. 10 days with 3G on.
Charging cable and power adapter supplied.
10.2
119
173mm
212g / 7.5 oz Wi-Fi.
221g / 7.8 oz 3G+Wi-Fi
$99 Wi-Fi.
$149 3G+Wi-Fi.
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Kindle 3rd Generation (Kindle Keyboard)
E Ink Pearl.
16 grey levels.
6 inch. (15.2 cm)
600 x 800.
167 pixels per inch
Keyboard and
5 way controller.
3GB built-in (no memory slots).- DRM: Kindle (AZW),
- Non-DRM: TXT, MOBI, PRC, PDF (no reflow)
- Audio: MP3, Audible.
3G(Free Global)+Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi only.
Micro USB2,
3.5mm audio jack.
Borrow from Library or Friend, Annotation (Textual only), Text-to-speech, Dictionary, Collection organizer, Whispersync (Bookmarking
across Devices).
Limited internet browser.
60 days. 10 days with 3G on.
Charging cable and power adapter supplied.
8.5
122
190mm
241g / 8.5oz Wi-Fi.
247g / 8.7oz 3G+Wi-Fi
$99 Wi-Fi.
$139 3G+Wi-Fi.
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Kindle DX
Kindle DX Ebook Reader
E Ink Pearl.
16 grey levels.
9.7 inch.
824 × 1200.
150 pixels per inch.
Autorotating.
Keyboard and
5 way controller.
3.3GB built-in (no memory slots).- DRM: Kindle (AZW),
- Non-DRM: TXT, MOBI, PRC, PDF (no reflow)
- Audio: MP3, Audible.
3G(Free Global).
Micro USB2,
3.5mm audio jack.
Borrow from Library or Friend, Annotation (Textual only), Text-to-speech, Dictionary, Collection organizer, Whispersync (Bookmarking
across Devices).
Limited internet browser.
21 days. 4 days with 3G on.
Charging cable and power adapter supplied.
9.6
183
264mm
540g / 18.9oz$379. Graphite color only.
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Kindle Fire
Color LED IPS (in-plane switching) backlit.7 inch (17.8 cm)
1024 x 600
169 pixels per inch, 16 million colors.
Touch Screen - Capacitative.No memory card slot.
8GB built-in.
- DRM: Kindle (AZW),
- Non-DRM: TXT, MOBI, PRC, PDF,
DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
- Audio/Video: MP3, Audible. AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
Wi-Fi only.
No bluetooth.
Micro USB2,
3.5mm audio jack.
Borrow from Library or Friend, Annotation (Textual only), Text-to-speech, Dictionary, Collection organizer, Whispersync (Bookmarking
across Devices).
Internet browser.
0.3 days.11.4
119
191mm
414g / 14.6oz. $199.
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Kobo eReader Touch Edition
E Ink Pearl.
16 grey level.
6 inch. (15.24 cm)
600 x 800 pixels.
167 pixels per inch
Touch screen using zForce infrared technology by Neonode.
One narrow silver button below the screen.
Unlimited via micro SDHC slot.
1GB built-in.
- DRM: ePub
- Non-DRM: PDF.
- Photo: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n.
Micro USB2.
Textual annotation, Mirriam-Webster Dictionary, Automatic Bookmarking
across Devices.
10 days10
114,
165mm
200g$130.
Available in Blue, Lilac, Silver, White and Black.
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Sony PRS-650
Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS650 Red
E Ink Pearl.
16 grey level.
6 inch. (15.24 cm)
600 x 800 pixels.
167 pixels per inch
Touch screen using zForce infrared technology by Neonode.Unlimited via Pro Duo and SD Card slots.
2GB built-in.
- DRM: ePub (Adept), BBeB (Marlin).
- Non-DRM: PDF, TXT, RTF, Microsoft Word.
- Audio: MP3, AAC.
- Photo: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
Micro-B USB2, 3.5mm audio jack.PDF Reflow, Textual and drawing annotation, Search, Dictionary, 10 European languages, and Translation.14 days.
Charging cable supplied only.
9.6,
119,
168mm
213g / 7.58oz$310. Available in Red and Silver.
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NOOK Simple Touch Reader
NookColor
E Ink Pearl.
16 grey level.
6 inch (15.24 cm)
600 x 800 pixels.
167 pixels per inch
Touch screen using zForce infrared technology by Neonode.Unlimited via micro SDHC slot.
1GB built-in.
- DRM: ePub (Adobe)
- Non-DRM: ePub, PDF.
Does not support txt or rtf

Images cannot be viewed directly, only as screensavers. Formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
Wi-Fi only.
Micro USB2.
Lending, Dictionary, Textual annotation of Content purchased from B&N.
Free Reading Apps for other Devices.
No Internet browser.
No audio capability
60 days with no WiFi.12,
127,
165mm
213g / 7.58oz$89
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Nook Color
NookColor
Color LCD backlit.7 inch (17.8 cm)
1024 x 600 pixels.
169 pixels per inch
Touch Screen - Capacitative.Unlimited via micro SD card slot.
8 GB built-in.
- DRM: ePub, PDF
- Non-DRM: Microsoft Office, TXT.
- Audio: MP3, AAC, MP4
- Photo: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
Wi-Fi.
Micro USB, 3.5mm audio jack.
Lending, Textual and drawing annotation, Search, Dictionary.
Internet, Radio, Games, Reading Apps for other Devices.
0.33 days.12.2
128
205mm
442g / 15.8oz.
8.1 x 5 x 0.48 in.
$159.
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Top1 10 NOOKColor Leather Covers
and NOOKColor Canvas & Fabric Covers
Nook Tablet
Color LED IPS (in-plane switching) backlit.7 inch (17.8 cm)
1024 x 600 pixels.
169 pixels per inch
Touch Screen - Capacitative.

4 buttons for power on/off, volume up, volume down, and a home button,
Unlimited via micro SD card slot.
13 GB built-in, including 12 GB reserved for B&N content.
- DRM: ePub, PDF
- Non-DRM: Microsoft Office, TXT.
- Audio: MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR, WAV, OGG.
- Photo: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
- Video: MP4, or Adobe Flash Player format, 3GP, 3G2 MKV, WEBM
Wi-Fi.
Micro USB, Mono speaker, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, 1 microphone.
Lending, Textual and drawing annotation, Search, Dictionary.
Internet, Radio, Games, Reading Apps for other Devices.
0.33 days.12.2
128
205mm
400g / 12.2
8.1 x 5 x 0.48 in.
$199.
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iPad 3
Color LED IPS (in-plane switching) backlit.9.7 inch (24.6 cm)
2048x1536
1024 x 768.
256K colors.
264 pixels per inch.
Autorotating.
Touch Screen - Capacitative.16GB, 32GB or 64GB built-in. - DRM: ePub, PDF, Kindle (via Free App)
- Non-DRM: TXT, HTML, Mobi, Tombraider.
Additional formats can be accessed by Apps.
4G+Wi-Fi
OR Wi-Fi only.
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
USB, 3.5mm audio jack.
Many - as expected from notebook computer. Free Kindle app available.0.4 days. 9.4
185.7
241.2mm
652g / 21.3 oz Wi-Fi
607 to 664 g / 21.6 oz 4G+Wi-Fi, depending upon 4G network.
$499.
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iPad 2
Color LED IPS (in-plane switching) backlit.9.7 inch (24.6 cm)
1024 x 768.
256K colors.
132 pixels per inch.
Autorotating.
(As iPad 1)
Touch Screen - Capacitative.Unlimited via memory card slot.
16GB, 32GB or 64GB built-in.
- DRM: ePub, PDF, Kindle (via Free App)
- Non-DRM: TXT, HTML, Mobi, Tombraider.
Additional formats can be accessed by Apps.
3G+Wi-Fi
OR Wi-Fi only.
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
USB, 3.5mm audio jack.
Many - as expected from notebook computer. Free Kindle app available.0.4 days. 8.8
185.7
241.2mm
601g / 21.3 oz Wi-Fi
613g / 21.6 oz 3G+Wi-Fi
$399.
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Top 10 iPad Covers
iPad
apple-ipad
Color LED backlit.9.7 inch (24.6 cm)
1024 x 768.
132 pixels per inch.
Autorotating.
Touch Screen - Capacitative.Unlimited via memory card slot.
16GB, 32GB or 64GB built-in.
- DRM: ePub, PDF, Kindle (via Free App)
- Non-DRM: TXT, HTML, Mobi, Tombraider.
3G+Wi-Fi
OR Wi-Fi only.
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
USB, 3.5mm audio jack.
Many - as expected from notebook computer. Free Kindle app available.0.4 days. 13.4
190
243mm
680g / 24oz Wi-Fi
730g / 26oz 3G+Wi-Fi
$300.
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Top 10 iPad Covers and Cases
Sony PRS-350
Sony PRS-350 Reader Pocket Edition Pink
E Ink Pearl.
16 grey level.
5 inch. (12.7 cm)
600 x 800 pixels.
200 pixels per inch
Touch screen using zForce infrared technology by Neonode.2GB (Approx. 1200 eBooks)
No memory slot.
- DRM: ePub (Adept), BBeB (Marlin).
- Non-DRM: PDF, TXT, RTF, Microsoft Word.
- Audio: MP3, AAC.
- Photo: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
Micro-B USB2.PDF Reflow, Textual and drawing annotation, Search, Dictionary, 10 European languages, and Translation.14 days. 8.5,
104,
145mm
155g / 5.47oz$130. Available in Pink and Silver.
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Sony PRS 600
sony pink ebook reader
E-Ink Vizplex.
8 grey levels.
6 inch.
600 x 800.
167 pixels per inch
Touch (Reading Screen).unlimited via Pro Duo and SDHC slots.
0.4GB built-in.
- DRM: ePub
- Non-DRM: TXT, PDF.
- Audio: MP3, AAC.
- Photo: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
USB, 3.5mm audio jack.Textual and drawing annotation, Search, Dictionary and European languages.14 days. 10.2
122
175mm
286g / 10oz$250. Available in Red, Silver and Black. Soft pouch included.
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NOOK
nook ebook reader device
E-Ink Vizplex.
16 grey.
6 inch.
600 x 800.
167 pixels per inch
Touch (Separate Screen 3.5 inch Color).Unlimited via micro SDHC slot.
2GB built-in.
- DRM: ePub (Adobe)
- Non-DRM: PDB, PDF.
- Audio: MP3.
- Photo: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
3G+Wi-Fi b/g
OR Wi-Fi only.
Micro USB2. 3.5mm audio jack.
Lending, Dictionary, Textual annotation of Content purchased from B&N.
Internet, Reading Apps for other Devices.
10 days, replacable.
26 hours audio playback.
12.8
126
196mm
328g Wi-Fi only
343g Wi-Fi+3G
$119 Wi-Fi only.
$169 Wi-Fi with 3G.
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Top 10 NOOK Leather Covers and NOOK Canvas and Fabric Covers
Kindle 2
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E Ink (Vizplex)
16 grey.
6 inch
600 x 800 pixels.
167 pixels per inch
Keyboard and
5 way controller
1.4GB built-in (no memory slots)- DRM: Kindle,
- Non-DRM: TXT, PDF, MOBI.
- Audio: MP3, Audible.
Global mobile network.
Micro USB2,
3.5mm audio jack.
Lending, Textual annotation, Text-to-speech, Dictionary, Organizer.
Limited internet browser, Automatic Bookmarking
across Devices.
14 days.289g / 10.2oz
$110 refurbished.
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Top 10 Kindle 2 Covers and Cases
Last updated September 28, 2011

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