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Has Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11b/g/n vs None Most E-Readers have a Wi-Fi connectivity; download books from device or surf the web
Much bigger screen 9.7" vs 5" Around 95% bigger screen
Much higher resolution screen 1200 x 825 vs 640 x 480 Around 3.2x higher resolution screen
Can take notes Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support take notes
Can browse the web Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a web browser
Has a built-in dictionaries Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a built-in dictionaries
Significantly more storage capacity 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more storage capacity
Comes with a stylus Yes vs No About half of E-Readers come with a stylus
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech
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Much lighter weight 213 g vs 530 g 2.5x lighter weight
Significantly thinner 9.5 mm vs 12 mm More than 20% thinner ; easily slides into bags
No black flash when turning pages No (ePaper) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns

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screen

Excel  vs
Libre Pro 
Gray shades 16 16
Screen resolution 1200 x 825 640 x 480
Screen size 9.7" 5"
Pixel density 150 ppi 160 ppi
Built-in light None None
Screen type E-Ink ePaper
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes No

features

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

form factor

Housing type Plastic Hard Plastic
Size 179 x 243 x 12 mm 108 x 152 x 9.5 mm
Weight 530 g 213 g
Interface touchscreen & buttons D-pad
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

Excel  vs
Libre Pro 
Input/Output port mini-USB mini-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n None
Bluetooth connectivity No No

technical specs

Document support
FB2
DOC
PRC
PDF
TXT
EPUB
RTF
ePUB
DJV
PDB
CHM
DJVU
MOBI
HTM
Image support
JPEG
PNG
JPG
TIFF
GIF
BMP

storage

Internal storage 4 GB 2 GB
Expansion slot SDHC microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 4 GB 2 GB
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