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Kindle Paperwhite (2013) e-reader

While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available.

By Sep. 27, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Sep. 27, 2013

MSRP: $119.00

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Amazon Kindle Fire

Though it lacks the tech specs found on more-expensive Apple and Android tablets, the $199 Kindle Fire is an outstanding entertainment value that prizes simplicity over techno-wizardry.

By Nov. 13, 2011

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 13, 2011
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Nook GlowLight e-ink e-reader

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.

By Nov. 6, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Nov. 6, 2013

MSRP: $119.00

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Kindle Paperwhite

With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack.

By Sep. 6, 2012

4.5 stars Editor's rating Sep. 6, 2012
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Barnes & Noble Nook HD

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure.

By Oct. 30, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 30, 2012
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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.

By Nov. 28, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 28, 2012
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere.

By Nov. 19, 2012

4 stars Editor's rating Nov. 19, 2012
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Amazon Kindle Fire (2012)

The Kindle Fire (2012) takes it up a notch in value, but is tethered to the same design oversights of the original.

By Sep. 27, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Sep. 27, 2012
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Amazon Kindle (2012)

The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.

By Nov. 13, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 13, 2012
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)

The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX.

By Nov. 1, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Nov. 1, 2013