Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Touch

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Kobo Touch

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Thinner 10 mm vs 11.7 mm Around 15% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Lighter weight 184 g vs 240 g Around 25% lighter weight
Front view of Kobo Aura HD

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Has a built-in light ComfortLight vs None Very few E-Readers have a built-in light
Much higher resolution screen 1440 x 1080 vs 800 x 600 Around 3.2x higher resolution screen
Much more storage capacity 4 GB vs 1 GB 4x more storage capacity
Bigger screen 6.8" vs 6" Around 15% bigger screen
Significantly faster processor 1,000 MHz vs 800 MHz 25% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Touch  vs
Aura HD 
Screen resolution 800 x 600 1440 x 1080
Screen size 6" 6.8"
Pixel density 166 ppi 264 ppi
Built-in light None ComfortLight
Screen type E-Ink E-Ink
Touchscreen Infrared Infrared
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes

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 and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations No No

connectivity

Touch  vs
Aura HD 
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
Document support
PDF
TXT
RTF
ePUB
CBR
CBZ
HTML
MOBI
Image support
JPEG
GIF
PNG
TIFF

storage

Internal storage 1 GB 4 GB
Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB) microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 2 GB 4 GB

form factor

Size 114 x 165 x 10 mm 128 x 175 x 11.7 mm
Weight 184 g 240 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack No No
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