The biggest, the lightest, the fastest, the cheapest… which #ereaders have earned these honors?
Luckily enough, we can find out for you here. While there are many reasons to choose one #ereader or another, and most of those reasons depend on the uses you intend for it, and your lifestyle, these uniquely performing champion ereaders will give you food for thought…
Which Ereader has the largest screen?
We start with a huge tie here for third place. Many leading models come in at 9.7 inches. While not exactly John Holmes territory, it’s a size that most of us have been trained to be comfortable with thanks to the paperback publishing industry. The Kindle DX, the iPads, Entourage Edge, PocketBook Pro, and Boox M90 all have equally matching girth.
Thanks goodness for the iRex Digital Reader 1000, with its bold 10.2 inch e-ink screen. Notion Ink’s Adam model also has a 10.1 inch model for an inconspicuous second place.
Which Ereader has the smallest screen?
Surprise, surprise… it’s not Japanese. For convenience over eyesight, the Libra Air Ebook Reader by Aluratewk and the PocketBook 360 Plus both come in at a myopic 5 inches.
Which Ereader is the heaviest?
The Entourage eDGe comes in again at a beastly 1400 grams (48 oz.). This is perfect for the ereading guy who doesn’t want to come across as too bookish. The runner up prize, at 725 grams, goes to Notion Ink’s Adam.
Which Ereader is the lightest?
Now we’re talking! On a long haul flight, everything seems to aquire more gravity, and that featherweight shoulderbag starts to cut into your neck mercilessly. So, which ereader will give us the most relief from this pain? I’ll give you three. Tied for the lead are the PocketBook 360 Plus and the Cybook Opus, both at a delicate 150 grams (5.3 oz.). For a bigger name, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 comes a close second ar 155 grams. I knew the Japanese would get in here somehow!
Which Ereader is the fastest?
The BeBook Neo claims the title of the fastes ereader in the west… or east. Now, this isn’t confirmed by the infallible authorities at Wikipedia as the rest of this article is, but Bebook claims speeds 2.5 times faster than their competitors. Speed readers, you may have met your match.
Which Ereader has the longest battery life?
Now them thar’ is fightin’ words! The two leading citizens in the ereader world, Barnes & Noble armed with their Nook reader, and Amazon armed with the Kindle, have gone head to head over this. B&N flat out say they are the fastest, and they announce that on their PR literature with a battery life of 2 months. Meanhwile, Amazon retorts that you can leave the wifi on 24/7 on your Kindle for 10 days before the battery conks out. They add that you can be more conservative, and read for one hour per day for a full month. Of course, you may have notIced that one month is considerably less than the Nook’s 2 months. Well, to answer that, Amazon says Barnes and Noble is being too clever by half in the way they determine battery life.
Things have deteriorated since then, with “liar, liar, pants on fire” being heard recently. Aside from recommending you avoid sharing an elevator with Amazon and B&N, we’ll just take the Nook claims at face value and give the prize to them. But we’re willing to change our minds if Amazon threatens us.