Best E-Readers iMore 2019

With the proliferation of e-readers and the enormous selection of digital books, there's no longer a compelling reason to carry paper books around with you. Any of these e-readers will hold thousands of books, magazines, newpapers, and audiobooks, making it ideal for carrying your reading material in your everyday bag or on vacation.

Our pick: Kindle Paperwhite

Staff Favorite

The Kindle Paperwhite closely replicates the look of ink on paper. It's lightweight, glare-free even in bright sunlight, and waterproof.

From $130 at Amazon

Bargain choice: Kindle

Reading is a pleasure on even the most basic Kindle. The e-ink display looks great in anything from bright sunlight to total darkness.

From $90

Deluxe e-reader: Kindle Oasis

The Kindo Oasis is a step up from the Kindle Paperwhite, with a larger display, more LED lights, auto-adjusting light sensors, and page turn buttons.

From $250 at Amazon

Not just for reading: Fire HD 10

This is an overall entertainment device. While the reading experience isn't as similar to paper, you also get videos, games, web surfing, and more.

From $150 at Amazon

High-end option: iPad mini 5

An iPad mini is the ultimate ultra-portable tablet for work and play. The Kindle app makes downloading and accessing your reading material a breeze.

From $394 at Amazon

Making suggestions

Which e-reader you pick depends on your particular needs. Do you prefer distraction-free reading or a multi-purpose e-reader tablet? Is budget your primary consideration, or is it premium features? If you prefer a dedicated e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite is the just-right pick, offering the best mix of price and features.

If you want the ultimate multi-purpose device that happens to function beautifully as an e-reader, the iPad mini is the way to go. However, if budget is the most important thing for you, then just snag a Kindle. The price is right and you get that e-ink display that performs so well in either bright sun or a dark bedroom.

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