E-book reader reviews

All our e-book reader reviews -- Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad and others

If you're looking to divest yourself of an extensive dead-tree book collection, there's no better way than buying an e-book reader and investing in some e-books. Depending on your tastes and preferences you can buy any of a large number of e-readers, so read through our list and pick your favourite.

Check out our show-down of the top three e-readers — the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle and Nook Colour.

Read our e-book buying guide.

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7 / 9
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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