Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7 vs Keyboard

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

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?

Battery life and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from multiple trusted sites

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Winner
Amazon Kindle Keyboard 

Reader Rocket recommends the Amazon Kindle Keyboard  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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Has a built-in light LED backlight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Has a touchscreen Capacitive vs None Most E-Readers have a touchscreen; Fewer buttons, interact directly with menus
Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (E-Ink) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
Can run Android apps Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
No black flash when turning pages No (LCD) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Uses an open platform Yes vs No Somewhat common; can download ebooks from any source offering formats supported by device
Bigger screen 7" vs 6" More than 15% bigger screen
Automatically adjusts screen orientation Yes vs No Somewhat common; auto-adjusts between portrait & landscape based on orientation
Higher resolution screen 1280 x 800 vs 800 x 600 Around 2.2x higher resolution screen
Noticeably quicker recharging 3 hours vs 4.5 hours Around 35% quicker recharging; requires less time to re-charge
Front view of Amazon Kindle Keyboard

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Amazon Kindle Keyboard

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Much longer battery life 30 hour vs 10 hour 3x longer battery life; read more between charges
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Thinner 9 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 15% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Lighter weight 274 g vs 347 g More than 20% lighter weight

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Nexus 7  vs
Kindle Keyboard 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 800 x 600
Screen size 7" 6"
Pixel density 215 ppi 166 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight None
Screen type LCD E-Ink
Touchscreen Capacitive None
Flashes screen black during page turns No Yes

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes No

storage

Expansion slot None None

form factor

Size 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm 123 x 190 x 9 mm
Weight 347 g 274 g
Interface touchscreen physical keyboard
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

Nexus 7  vs
Kindle Keyboard 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes No

features

Note taking Yes Yes
Text to speech Yes Yes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes No
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
Evernote integration Yes No
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes No
Parental controls No Yes
Google Nexus 7
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