From my research and what I hear people saying about their e readers, all of them offer different features or have pros and cons of what they are capable of. One may have better wi fi and another may have the better screen type. And the newer ones have internet and apps and are like computers. So they are more than just e readers. I have a kindle, just for reading. Isn't that what an e reader is for, to read? So it really is a matter of choice, I think, not that one is better than the other.