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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Amazon Web Services Amazon Kindle (Wi-Fi/3G, 3rd Generation)

The third-generation Kindle is the first to truly make e-reading an appealing proposition.

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  • 7th Dec., 2010
  • Melissa J. Perenson
  • Amazon Web Services
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  • Pros:
  • Speedy page turns, light weight, higher contrast screen
  • Cons:
  • Store access can be sluggish, PDF handling remains weak
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