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E-Readers: Which one is right for you?

Looking for an easier way to take the latest best sellers on vacation? Interested in building your library without building more bookshelves? Best Buy® has a large selection of e-readers for side-by-side comparison.

Display Battery Life1 Connectivity Storage Capacity Book Store Weight (oz.) Library Borrowing Web Browser

Kindle ›
6" E Ink screen Up to 1 month (with wireless off2) Wi-Fi 2GB (up to 1,400 books, plus free cloud storage for Amazon content) Kindle eBook Store 5.98 Yes Experimental WebKit-based

Kindle Fire ›
Full-color 7" multitouch display Up to 8 hours (with wireless off2) Wi-Fi 8GB (plus free cloud storage for Amazon content) Kindle eBook Store 14.6 Yes Amazon Silk

Kindle Touch ›
6" E Ink multitouch screen Up to 2 months (with wireless off2) Wi-Fi or Free 3G + Wi-Fi3,4 4GB (up to 3,000 books, plus free cloud storage for Amazon content) Kindle eBook Store Less than 8 Yes Experimental WebKit-based

Kindle Keyboard ›
6" E Ink screen Up to 2 months (with wireless off2) Wi-Fi or Free 3G + Wi-Fi3 4GB (up to 3,500 books) plus free cloud storage for Amazon content Kindle eBook Store Less than 9 Yes Experimental WebKit-based

NOOK Tablet ›
7" color multitouch screen Up to 11.5 hours of reading or 9 hours of video (with wireless off) Wi-Fi 16GB (up to 10,000 books + 32GB w/ microSD card) Barnes & Noble eBook Store 14.1 Yes Yes

NOOK Color ›
7" color LCD full touch screen Up to 8 hours (with wireless off) Wi-Fi 8GB (up to 5,000 books + 32GB w/ microSD card) Barnes & Noble eBook Store 15.8 Yes Yes, enhanced with Adobe Flash and mp4

NOOK Simple Touch Reader ›
6" ePaper full touch screen Up to 60 days (with wireless off) Wi-Fi 2GB (up to 1,000 books + 32GB w/ microSD card) Barnes & Noble eBook Store 7.48 Yes No

Kobo Vox ›
7" FFS+ multimedia display; 1024 x 600 resolution 7 hours (with wireless off) Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and micro USB 8GB (holds 8,000 books and unlimited Kobo eBook cloud storage) Kobobooks.com 14.2 No Open Web browsing

Kobo eReader Touch Edition ›
6" Pearl E Ink Screen with 16 levels of grayscale Charge lasts up to 1 month Wi-Fi, micro USB 2GB (up to 1,000 books + SD expansion) Kobobooks.com 7.05 No No

Kobo Wireless eReader ›
6" E Ink display with 16 level grayscale 10 days or 10,000 page turns Wi-Fi, USB 1GB (up to 1,000 books + SD expansion) Kobobooks.com 7.8 No No

SuperNova 8" Media Reader ›
8" color touch-screen LCD Up to 6 hours (with wireless off, brightness < 50%) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB/OTG, microHDMI-out 4GB (up to 3,000 books + microSD memory reader up to 32GB) Barnes & Noble eBook Store 16.6 No Yes

 

1 Actual amount may vary by device.

2 Assumes 1/2 hour of reading per day on E Ink devices and continuous reading on Kindle Fire.

3 Wireless coverage not available in all locations.

4 No monthly fees or annual contracts.