While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon ecosystem.
Amazon debuts two new e-ink readers for 2014: the high-end Voyage and the new entry-level touch-screen Kindle.
Barnes & Noble finally has a new e-reader with a sharper 300dpi e-ink display, capacitive touch screen, built-in ambient light and full waterproofing for $129.99.
The third-generation Paperwhite looks identical to the previous model but now sports the same high-resolution E Ink display found in the step-up Kindle Voyage.
The online retail giant acquires Liquavista, a screen tech company that made a splash at the 2011 CES with its color e-reader.
For those who can live without an integrated light, the Kindle (2014) offers the full Kindle e-ink e-reading experience with little compromise for a budget price.
The feature set of the affordable Pandigital Novel looks good on paper, but this color e-book reader and multimedia device is hobbled by its extremely slow performance and unresponsive touch screen.
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As rumors swirl that Amazon is developing a new Kindle with an integrated light, Barnes & Noble's new $139 Simple Touch with GlowLight is already a reality.
Barnes & Noble's new e-ink e-reader costs the same ($119) as the Kindle PaperWhite, is lighter at 6.2 ounces, and has an improved lighting scheme.
On 3 December, Sony Japan will be launching the DPT-S1: a 13.3-inch E Ink reader for PDFs, aimed at the student market.