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Borders Kobo eReader Wireless Tablet Review

The lightweight Borders Kobo eReader Wireless offers a crisp eInk screen that has an ink-like feel to it.

May 23, 2011
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Device & Specs

While both tablets are primarily geared towards eBook reading, the Kobo eReader Wireless and Nook offer slightly different options, device specs and capabilities.

Screen

For starters, the Nook uses a color LCD display where the Kobo eReader Wireless uses an eInk screen, but that's not to say that one is better than the other, it just means that where the Nook offers the advantage of showing color in its images, the Kobo eReader Wireless will be able to be seen in a broader range of lighting conditions.

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Battery

It's always going to be hard to compete with an eInk display eReader unless you have a car battery strapped to your tablet. The Kobo eReader Wireless absolutely leaves the Nook Color in the dust in terms of battery life by a margin that is measured in days of continuous use.

eReader

In terms of performance as an eReader, the Nook and Kobo eReader Wireless are remarkably similar outside of their different screens and interfaces. Both support EPUB,.txt and PDF files, and both have somewhat similar screen sizes. After that though, the similarities diverge. The Nook offers much better support for periodicals, as well as a color picture for better image support for those who want it, while the Kobo eReader Wireless works much better in daylight and has a much greater battery life.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  7. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  8. Barnes & Noble Nook Wi-Fi Comparison
  9. Conclusion
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