Kobo Aura HD 

Expected April, 2013
  • Wi-Fi
  • 6.8"
  • 1440 x 1080
  • 4 GB
7.9 Out of 10

It's a big improvement on the Kobo ink and looks incredibly crisp and makes reading that much more pleasurable.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2013)
However, its collector's item charm is undeniable and the ergonomic design and sharp HD screen makes it the most attractive ereader on the market.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2013)

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Kobo Aura HD

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Aura HD
10.0
Kobo Glo
7.4
Resolution, pixel density and Screen size

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Aura HD
8.6
Kobo Glo
8.6
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Aura HD
5.1
Kobo Glo
10.0
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Aura HD
n.d.
Kobo Glo
7.6
Reviews from techradar.com

7.9

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Aura HD
7.9
Kobo Glo
8.2

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Screen resolution 1440 x 1080
Screen size 6.8"
Pixel density 264 ppi
Built-in light ComfortLight
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen Infrared
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Web browser Yes

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes
Bookstore Kobo Books
EBookstore size 3.2 M book
Free content free content 1.89 M books
Customer loyalty program No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.95
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending No
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations No

connectivity

Input/Output port micro-USB
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB
Processor 1,000 MHz
Document support
  1. ePUB
  2. PDF
  3. TXT
  4. HTML
  5. RTF
  6. CBZ
  7. CBR
  8. MOBI
Image support
  1. JPEG
  2. GIF
  3. PNG
  4. TIFF

storage

Internal storage 4 GB
Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 4 GB

form factor

Size 128 x 175 x 11.7 mm
Weight 240 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack No
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