The Great e-Reader Smackdown

The Kindle vs. the Sony Reader vs. Barnes & Noble.

 

AMAZON KINDLE
Price: $300
Availability: Now
Screen: 6”
Features: Holds 1,500 books, synchs wirelessly with Amazon bookstore

 

AMAZON KINDLE DX
Price: $489
Availability: Now
Screen:
9.7”
Features: Holds 3,500 books, screen size accommodates original newspaper formatting, synchs wirelessly with Amazon bookstore

 

IREX ILIAD
Price: $600
Availability: Now
Screen: 8.1”
Features: Synchs wirelessly with mobilepocket.com; 12,000 titles; website promotes "amazing reading quality and easy on the eyes"

 

IREX "CONSUMER E-READER"
Price: TBA
Availability: Late 2009
Screen: 8.1”
Features: Synchs wirelessly with B&N bookstore

 

PLASTIC LOGIC READER
Price: TBA
Availability: 2010
Screen:
14”
Features: Synchs wirelessly with B&N bookstore, designed for professionals who read documents and spreadsheets

 

SONY POCKET
Price: $200
Availability: Now
Screen: 5”
Features: Smallest and cheapest e-readers, synchs via computer to Sony bookstore, access to library books

 

SONY TOUCH
Price: $300
Availability: Now
Screen: 6”
Features: Touch screen w/finger or stylus, synchs via computer to Sony bookstore, access to library books

 

SONY DAILY
Price: $400
Availability: December
Screen: 7”
Features: Synchs wirelessly to Sony bookstore, access to library books