The Kindle Paperwhite's close competitor
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.
A Kindle competitor with a classy design
Kobo has done a nice job with the design of its $149.99 Kobo Aura e-reader, but the display quality and built-in light don't quite measure up to the Kindle competition.
Small e-reader faces big competition
The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's a bit of an in-betweener -- too small for some and not quite small enough for others.
A worthy Kindle alternative
While the Kindle and the Nook get all the notoriety, Kobo's new Glo is an impressive e-reader that also features a self-illuminated screen. And unlike the Kindle, it supports books bought from multiple online stores.
Excellent no-frills e-ink reader
Amazon's most affordable Kindle lacks the touch screen and self-illuminating screen found on step-up e-readers, but it costs a mere $69.
Not quite a Kindle killer
The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over the Kindle or Nook.
Kindle Paperwhite shines
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.