Choosing The Right Portable eBook Reader – eBook Devices Buying Guide

EBook reader - Choose the right ebook reader for yourself

With dozens of ebook devices available in the market it is not easy to predict which one will be the right choice. An ebook reader of modern day has come a long way and offers a lot more than just viewing ebooks on a handheld ebook reader. The ability to download and start reading ebooks immediately has made them very popular. After observing market trends and analyzing thousands of customer feedbacks, we have selected top three ebook readers i.e. Kindle DX, Sony Digital reader Touch Edition and the Barnes & Noble Nook ebook reader.

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Below is a comparison chart for some of the highlighted features of these ebook readers.

Kindle DX Sony PRS600 Touch Barnes & Noble Nook eBook Reader
Customer Rating
Screen Size9.7 inches6 inches6 inches
Text to Speech
Screen DisplayE-LinkE-LinkE-Link
Navigation TypeKeysTouch screen controlsTouch screen controls
Wireless

Battery Life2 weeks2 weeks10 days
Charging Time4 hours4 hours3.5 hours
Screen Resolution1200 x 824800 x 600600 x 800
Newspaper/Magazine
Document FormatsKindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRCBBeB, PDF, Word, EPUB/ADEPTEPUB, PDB, PDF
Audio FormatsMP3, Audible, AAXMP3, AACMP3
Image FormatJPEG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPEG, GIF, PNG, BMPJPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Features To Look For In eBook Reader

  1. Sufficient screen size
  2. Easy to hold while reading
  3. Long battery life
  4. Adjustable text size
  5. Sufficient memory to accommodate your ebooks, magazines, newspapers etc
  6. Able to access books on wide array of topics
  7. Fast and FREE wireless ebook downloading
  8. Ability to read PDF files and other document formats
  9. Built-in Dictionary

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So Which eBook Reader is The Best ?

Amazon Kindle DX is clearly the winner here. Despite the fact its price is higher than other ebook readers; it still ranks high among buyers and sellers in USA alone. The large screen size of 9.7 inches is one of the key players when it comes to selecting ebook readers but the other decisive features are:

  1. Access to over 450,000 books, newspapers, magazines, blogs etc
  2. Read Free Sample of the Book Before buying it
  3. Text to Speech : Let Kindle DX do the reading
  4. Amazingly low prices for Kindle version of books and magazines

No other ebook reader has ever been able to beat book prices that are offered to Kindle DX users. This is because Amazon.com does a tremendous job in bringing the best possible prices to every single Kindle user. It you still haven’t picked your Kindle DX ebook reader then you might have to loosen up your pockets.

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