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The best e-readers for the holidays

E-readers for the holidays, some of which will actually fit in your stockings! Maybe.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)

The 2013 edition of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is faster, brighter, and more responsive. There's a $20 premium for the ad-free version, but with a price that starts at a low $119, ads or no ads it's a great deal.
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Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble recently released its next-generation e-reader, the Nook GlowLight. It's a nice improvement over its predecessor, with an improved lighting scheme and lightweight design. At $119, it's the same price as the Kindle Paperwhite.
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Kobo Aura

It may not quite measure up to the the Kindle Paperwhite 2013 or the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight, but the Kobo Aura's still a pretty nice e-reader with a lightweight design and built-in light.
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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader

Now starting at only $79, the Nook Simple Touch remains a solid low-price e-reader option. There's no GlowLight, hence the low price.
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Amazon Kindle

Amazon's entry-level Kindle may not feature a touch screen, but it's still a attractive budget e-reader for $69.

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