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ebook reader reviews

We test 17 ebook readers and tablets in the CHOICE labs, including models from Amazon, Google and Kobo.

Last updated: 25th April 2014

For those of us who swore long ago that we'd never touch an ebook reader, their growing popularity can really only mean one thing: we were wrong.

The convenience they offer is unmatched, but with so many different sizes, screens and technologies it can be difficult to pick the best one for the job. Thankfully, that's where our product testing comes in.

Our review will tell you:

  • which ones are the easiest to use
  • how easy it is to buy ebooks online and transfer them to the e-reader
  • ease of navigation, including turning a page and skipping to particular parts of the ebook
  • performance under three different types of lighting: normal indoor lighting, normal outdoor lighting and normal bedroom night-time lighting
  • Wi-Fi support and touchscreen (except in the Kindle 6-inch which doesn't have a touchscreen)

Brands and models tested

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