Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon's e-reader with an integrated light may not be perfect, but if you read a lot at night or in bed, this is the Kindle you want. Read editors' take
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MSRP: $119.00

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light

Barnes & Noble was the first to market with an e-reader that had an integrated front light in its screen. It started out at $139 and now costs $119 (same as the Paperwhite) and offers expandable memory. Read full review
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Amazon Kindle 2012

Amazon's updated its popular entry-level non-touch-screen Kindle, giving it better performance and a darker exterior while lowering the price to $69 for the ad-supported version. Read full review
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

The basic Nook Simple Touch (without GlowLight) remains a solid e-reader for $99. You can also find it refurbished for $79. Read full review
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