Sony PRS-T2 Vs Amazon Kindle Paper White Vs Barnes & Noble Simple Touch Vs Kobo Glo; Spec Showdown

Nov 10, 12 Sony PRS-T2 Vs Amazon Kindle Paper White Vs Barnes & Noble Simple Touch Vs Kobo Glo; Spec Showdown

The leading devices in the e-reader segment go head-to-head. The Sony PRS-T2, Amazon Kindle Paper White, Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light and the Kobo Glo square off in a spec show down. All the devices are quite alluring, however which one best-fits your need? Find out by comparing before making your call!

The common trait found among these gadgets is the touch-sensitive screen with E-ink technology; however this factor doesn’t settle the score in any manner. Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble so far, are the well known names followed by Kobo Glo and Sony PRS-T2. The field is wide open for the contestants to spear ahead of the race as they are all offering myriad choices for the buyer under various categories like pricing, connectivity, compatibilty, hardware and other unique features.

The Sony PRS-T2 was the first to roll out this holiday season in a neat metal finish with a bigger display. It is offered in three color variants like white, black and red. The internal storage of 2GB is expandable through the Micro SD to 32GB; it also has a stylus, built-in oxford dictionary and is capable of reading PDF and ePUB documents.

The Amazon Kindle Paper White is the first ever most successful model in the e-reader space. The introduction of Kindle Paper White enabled the landmark transition of traditional printed books shifting to the digital reading platform. The WiFi version weighs 0.47 Pounds and the 3G weighs 0.49. The new Android based OS is the actual best bet on Kindle Fire, the user friendly navigation and good battery life are some of the amazing features.

The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light is no lesser the contender to Kindle Fire; the competition runs neck to neck for both. Noble Nook matches the specs, weighing light supporting similar functionalities. The Glow Light is essentially a back lit version of the Nook Simple Touch that reads in the sun.

The Kobo Glo is a solid small e-reader that is very similar to Kindle Fire and Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light. The device is light and has a built-in 2GB storage facility that can be maximized to 32GB. The Glo supports a lot more file types unlike its competitors and is not tied to one store.

Sony PRS-T2 Kindle Paperwhite Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light Kobo Glo
Display
Screen Size Diagonal 6 inches 6 inches 6 inches 6 inches
Technology E Ink Pearl E Ink E Ink Pearl E Ink Pearl
Resolution X 600 px PPI: 221 600 px 1024 px
Resolution Y 800 px 800 px 768 px
Screen Shades 16 16 16 16




Hardware



Height 6.88 inches 6.7 inches 6.5 inches 6.2 inches
Width 4.38 inches 4.6 inches 5 inches 4.5 inches
Thickness .38 inches .36 inches 0.47 inches 0.39 inches
Weight 0.37 Pounds 0.47 Pounds 0.43 Pounds 0.41 Pounds
Color White, Black, Red Black Black Black, Silver, Blue, Pink




Storage



Internal 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB
External micro SD 32GB No micro SD 32GB micro SD 32GB




Ports



micro USB micro USB micro USB micro USB




Connectivity



WiFi Yes 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b

 

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