Best eReaders Under $100

Features Kindle Nook Simple Touch Sony PRS-T1
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Screen Size 6″ 6″ 6″
Display E Ink Pearl E Ink Pearl E Ink Pearl
Dimensions 6.5″ x 4.5″
x 0.34″
6.5″ x 5.0″
x 0.47″
6.8 x 4.3 x .35 in
Weight (ounces) 5.98 ounces 7.48 ounces 5.9 ounces
Interface 5-Way Controller Multi-Touch Multi-Touch
Content Millions of
books, newspapers,
magazines, games,
and docs
Millions of
books,newspapers,
magazines, and free public library books without ads
Access to
books, newspapers,
magazines in Sony’s Reader Store & check out books from local public library wirelessly to your Sony Reader
Storage

2GB on device for
1,400 books

plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content

2GB on device for
1,000 books

plus Expandable microSD card up to 32GB

2GB on device for
1,200 books

plus Expandable microSD card up to 32GB

Battery Life (w/o Wi-Fi)
1 month/30 mins reading/day 2 months/60 mins reading/day 5 weeks
Battery Recharging Time 3 hrs. 4 hrs. 4 hrs.
Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi FREE 3G + Wi-Fi
Web Browsing Experimental
browser
N/A N/A
Email N/A N/A N/A
Warranty 1 year limited warranty and service; optional extended warranty at additional cost 1 year limited warranty and service; optional extended warranty at additional cost 1 year limited warranty and service; optional extended warranty at additional cost
What’s Included Kindle wireless e-reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide. Power adapter sold separately. Nook Simple Touch device, micro USB cable, Quick Start Guide, and a rechargeable battery (installed). Power adapter sold separately.

Sony eReader, USB cable, A Quick Start Guide, and a stylus. Power adapter sold separately.

Where to Buy Kindle at Amazon Nook Simple Touch at B & N Sony PRS-T1 at Amazon

 

Summary of Comparison

The above table compares the features in the cheapest, yet high quality ereaders. The final verdict is:

Weight and Dimensions:

Winner: Kindle and Sony PRS-T1

On-Device Storage:

Winner: Nook Simple Touch and Sony PRS-T1 Reader

Battery Life:

Winner: Kindle and Nook Simple Touch

Content Offering:

Winner: Kindle for abundant access to Amazon’s books, newspapers, magazines, games, etc.; Nook for the same in Barnes and Noble; Sony wins in the easy and wireless access to free public library books.

Price:

All brands are comparable in pricing.

So the ultimate decision is yours. Read more actual customer reviews about:

Amazon Kindle

Nook Simple Touch

Sony PRS-T1 Reader

 

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