eReader Comparison Chart

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Sony and Sony Reader are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation
Amazon and The Kindle are registered trademarks of Amazon, Inc.
Barnes and Noble and The Nook by Barnes and Noble are registered trademarks of Barnes and Noble, Inc.
Reader is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc.
All other brands and logos are the licensed and registered trademarks of their owners
The Kindle by Amazon currently offers 3 different models. Features and price points vary on the Kindle. Kindle users are largely limited to obtaining book titles exclusively from Amazon.
The Kobo is an eReader offered by Borders Books. The Kobo currently is offered with 100 book titles pre-loaded. See the Borders website or go to a Borders store for more details.
The Nook from Barnes and Noble currently is offered in two different models. A Nook eBook Reader allows users to read entire books for free while inside Barnes and Noble stores.
Sony offers 3 different eBook Readers with various features. Sony Readers can obtain book titles and other content from a variety of sources.
The Ectaco Jetbook and Jetbook Lite eBook Readers use reflective LCD-TFT screens which are readable in direct sunlight and low light conditions. The Jetbook series offers users fast page turning performance, multi language dictionary feature, open source for book title purchases which now includes the Barnes and Noble option! Capable of holding 1000 titles, both the Jetbook and Jetbook Lite have expandable memory card options. The Jetbook Lite operates for up to 22 hours on 4 AA batteries, and the unit will accept rechargable AA batteries!
eReader Price Screen
Size
Adj. Font
Sizes
3G
or
Wi-Fi
Storage
and
Sources
Audio
Books
Notes
Amazon Kindle $79 6" 8 Wi-Fi 1400
books

Amazon
Public Library
No Free Cloud Storage

Free First Chapter Samples

1 month battery life
Amazon Kindle Touch $99 6" 8 Wi-Fi 3000
books

Amazon
Public Library
Yes Text-to-Speech

Limited Lending

Free Cloud Storage
Amazon Kindle Touch 3G $139 6" 8 3G 3000
books

Amazon
Public Library
Yes Text-to-Speech

Limited Lending

Free Cloud Storage
Amazon Kindle DX $379 9.7" 8 3G 3500
Amazon
Yes Text-to-Speech

Auto-Rotate Screen

Power Adaptor

Integrated Keyboard
Amazon Kindle Fire $199 7" 8 3G 3000
books

Amazon
No Library Access
Yes Text-to-Speech

Limited Lending

Free Cloud Storage
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader $139 6" 7 Wi-Fi 1000
books

BN.com
Public Library
No Lend eBooks

On-Screen Keyboard

Free eBook Samples

Read Complete eBooks Free in B&N Stores
Barnes & Noble Nook Color $249 7" 6 Wi-Fi 6000
books

BN.com
Public Library
Yes Lend eBooks

Web Browsing & Apps

Read Complete eBooks Free in B&N Stores
Sony Reader Wi-Fi $149 6" 8 Wi-Fi 1200
books

Sony Reader Store
Public Library
Yes Freehand Highlighting and Annotation with Included Stylus

AC Adaptor Jack
Ectaco Jetbook Mini
*Books downloaded from computer
$119 5" 6 None* 1000
books

Open Access
Public Library
No LCD-TFT no-glare screen

Fast Page-Turns

Li-ion Battery

A.C. Adaptor Jack
Ectaco Jetbook
*Books downloaded from computer
$179 5" 6 None* 1000
books

Open Access
Public Library
Yes LCD-TFT no-glare screen

Fast Page-Turns

Li-ion Battery

A.C. Adaptor

100 Pre-Loaded Books