Editors Liked

  • E Ink Display
  • Whispersync Cloud Service
  • Sleek, light design
  • Plays MP3s and reads text to speech
  • Decent in-a-pinch Web browsing
  • Well-executed syncing of notes
  • Page locations in the cloud
  • Free books through Amazon Prime membership
  • Multiple book-lending features
  • Social networking sharing
  • Touch screen with improved ease of use
  • Full-sized QWERTY keyboard

Editors Didn't Like

  • Interface incongruities
  • Size
  • No charger included
  • Relatively expensive
  • Interface requires learning curve
  • No physical page-turn buttons
  • UI is still largely textbased
  • Ad-free version costs $40 extra
  • Could use more font choices
  • Tiny direction pad buttons
  • Only a basic web browser
  • Closed/proprietary ecosystem
  • No number row on keyboard
  • Directional pad more difficult to use than joystick