E-Readers have been increasing in price over the course of the past few years. It is normally the flagship models such as the the Kindle Oasis, which retails for $249 in the US and $329 in Canada for the 8GB version. Meanwhile the Kobo Forma’s going rate is 249 in the US and $299 in Canada. The new Nook 7.9 is $199 in the US and if you want a digital note taking device such as the Remarkable, Sony Digital Paper or Onyx Boox MAX 3, be prepared to spend anywhere from $400 to $800.
These e-readers I mentioned are normally flagship models, so they are expensive, compared to the low or mid level devices. The Kindle Paperwhite is normally on sale for around $99 and the Kobo Libra H2o is around $129. Onyx sells the Nova Pro, with a stylus, for $299 and you can find good Pocketbook devices or models from Bookeen for around $100.
E-Readers normally come in three different price points, or SKUS. There is an entry level device that normally has poor resolution and not many features for under $100, mid level devices are $100 to $150 and high end ones go upwards to $1,000. The main differences between all of the different models vary from vendor to vendor, but some examples are – adjustable front-lit display, color temperature system, bigger screen, Bluetooth, speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, a better processor, more RAM, internal storage, apps and a flush screen and bezel.
What is the most amount of money that you would ever spend on an e-reader?
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.