Best e-book readersUpdated February 14, 2014 9:08 AM PST
Looking for an e-book reader? You have more choices than ever before--though the number of models we at CNET can enthusiastically recommend is actually pretty short. Presented below are our favorite black-and-white e-ink models, including some that have built-in lighting. All of these models are priced between $69 to $149, and offer longer battery life and a more "paperlike" reading experience than color LCD tablets. Note that many of the competing models are closely matched, so be sure to read the full reviews (and the stories linked below) before making a buying decision.
Best overall e-reader
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013)
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.
Best ad-free e-ink reader
Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight
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.
Excellent touch-screen e-ink reader
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
The new touch-screen Nook is a major advancement over its predecessor and offers some real advantages over the 2010 Kindle.