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Front view of Kobo Touch

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Front view of Kobo Aura

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Has a built-in light ComfortLight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Significantly thinner 8.1 mm vs 10 mm Around 20% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Faster processor 1,000 MHz vs 800 MHz 25% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Higher resolution screen 1024 x 758 vs 800 x 600 More than 60% higher resolution screen

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Touch  vs
Aura 
Screen resolution 800 x 600 1024 x 758
Screen size 6" 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi 212 ppi
Built-in light None ComfortLight
Screen type E-Ink E-Ink
Touchscreen Infrared Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes Yes
Text to speech No No
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers No No

storage

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

form factor

Size 114 x 165 x 10 mm 114 x 150 x 8.1 mm
Weight 184 g 174 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack No No

connectivity

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

technical specs

Processor 800 MHz 1,000 MHz

bookstore

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