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6- to 7-inch display e-book readers (9)
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5