Editors Liked

  • Best display illumination among e-readers
  • Industry-leading synthesis of content and commerce
  • Larger bottom bezel is easier to hold
  • Smooth but grippy back surface
  • Faster processor, more responsive touch screen
  • Better integrated light that's brighter and whiter and displays more evenly across the screen
  • Faster allaround performance over last year's model
  • Still the best ebook store and overall ecosystem in the business

Editors Didn't Like

  • No physical light button
  • Lacks SD slot
  • Lacks AC adapter
  • No ePub support
  • Device hasn't gotten smaller or significantly lighter since last year
  • The ad-free version costs $20 more
  • No headphone jack
  • Lacks support for audiobooks and EPUB