eBook reader comparison guide: Nook Colour vs. Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iPad

Which is the best eBook reader? We compare eBook prices and eBook features from three leading brands

eBooks are electronic devices that display text and other media on portable digital displays. They make ideal companions for avid readers, with the ability to store thousands of books, documents and comics at one time. There are lots of eBook readers available from a variety of vendors, ranging from entry-level models (such as the Kogan eBook Reader) to touchcreen editions (like the Sony Reader PRS-600). If expense is no option, the following three eBook readers are among the best on the market.

Need more information? Before you buy an Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad or Sony reader check out our eBook buying guide to find out which features you should compare.

To read our full, in-depth review of each eBook reader, click on the accompanying photo.

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Barnes and Noble NookColor

Barnes & Noble's NookColor succeeds in combining much of the readability of the E-Ink based e-readers with the speed, customisation, and graphical advantages of the LCD-based e-reading apps on competing touch screen devices, phone or tablet. And at US$249, NookColor even has limited viability as a reasonably priced, contract-free tablet for those who prize reading and Web surfing above playing games and downloading apps.

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  • 6th Dec., 2010
  • Melissa J. Perenson
  • Barnes and Noble
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  • Pros:
  • Intuitive interface that's optimised for reading, display produces good colours and minimal glare
  • Cons:
  • Requires proprietary MicroUSB charger, app store not coming until 2011

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