Menu

Christmas e-reader buying guide 2023

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

best e-readers for christass

Christmas is just around the corner, and Christmas means presents. And what could be nicer than a good e-reader for a lover of literature and reading?

This Christmas guide is easier to use than the complete e-reader buying guide I publish every month.

The aim of this article is to help you find the best ereader to order from Santa!

Deals on ereaders

Find here all discounts on ereaders for Christmass 2023:

E-reader sales and discount

Kobo Libra Colour

kobo libra colour e-reader

7" e-reader - 150 PPI for Color / 300 PPI for B&W e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pocketbook InkPad Lite

pocketbook inkpad lite e-reader

9.7" e-reader - 825 x 1200 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF

Pocketbook Inkpad 4

Pocketbook InkPad 4 e-reader

7.8" e-reader - 1404 x 1872 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: AZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF, RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM), MP3, OGG, M4A

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pocketbook Inkpad X Pro

pocketbook inkpad x e-reader

10.3" e-reader - 1404 x 1872 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : MP3, M4B, and OGG formats

Simple, low-cost e-readers

Kindle

kindle e-reader

The low-priced Kindle (review) is the simplest and cheapest available.

With its well-considered price, touch screen and lighting, it should suit most people without costing you too much money.

The e-reader is also compatible with the "Prime Reading" bookshop, which offers thousands of free ebooks for reading as long as you have an Amazon Prime subscription.

Kindle

kindle e-reader 2022

6" e-reader - 1448 x 1072 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Very good ereader at a good price ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pocketbook Verse

pocketbook verse e-reader

This Pocketbook Verse e-reader (review) is new for 2023 and features blue-light filtering.

Although the screen is a little thinner than that of the Kindle (presented earlier), this e-reader boasts excellent technical specifications.

It has everything you need for an easy start to digital reading with the Pocketbook Verse.

Pocketbook Verse

pocketbook verse ereader

6" e-reader - 1024 x 768 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Full-featured e-readers (top-of-the-range)

Kobo Libra 2

kobo libra 2

Kobo's flagship e-reader for the end of 2023 is the Kobo Libra 2 (review).

You'll get a 7-inch illuminated touch screen with the latest generation of display technology (good contrast and high resolution). As an added bonus, the e-reader is waterproof and can even read Kobo audio books!

In addition to the lighting, a blue-light filter helps prevent eye strain when reading in the dark.

Its use and total integration with the Kobo ecosystem make it very easy to use.

Of course, the price is a little higher than for other e-readers, but I think it's totally justified.

Kobo Libra 2

kobo libra 2 e-reader

7" e-reader - 1680 x 1264 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR

Very good eReader, a must if you want a bigger screen ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kindle Paperwhite

kindle paperwhite e-reader

Reviewed on the site, the new Kindle Paperwhite is a success.

Not only does it boast a 6.8-inch screen (compared with only 6 inches for the competition at this price), but it's also waterproof!

If you're looking for a complete, simple and waterproof e-reader, you'll be hard pressed to find anything better for the price.

What's more, if you have a Prime subscription, you'll be able to take advantage of the Prime Reading bookshop, which offers thousands of free ebooks to read.

Kindle Paperwhite

kindle paperwhite 6.8 inch screen

6.8" e-reader - 1680 x 1264 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB (converted), MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Best value for the money Kindle eReader⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pocketbook InkPad 4

pocketbook inkpad 4 ereader

Last but not least, it's almost unthinkable not to feature an ereader with a large 7.8" screen in this guide.

Admittedly, this Pocketbook InkPad 4 (review) is a little expensive, but its price is totally justified if you're looking for a very comfortable screen for reading at home.

As an added bonus, you'll get a convincing text-to-speech function that lets you listen to ebooks!

Pocketbook Inkpad 4

Pocketbook InkPad 4 e-reader

7.8" e-reader - 1404 x 1872 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: AZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF, RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM), MP3, OGG, M4A

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸ”₯Now on SALE $289 $269 Amazon.com

How were these e-readers selected?

woman question

I identified these e-readers according to several criteria:

  • build quality
  • reviews on certain models
  • brand reputation
  • after-sales service and customer service
  • ease of use
  • accessories available
  • value for money

Of course, you have the right to disagree with this selection. I invite you to contact me if you do.

For those of you who would like to complete this information, you can consult the guide which contains more information and details on the e-readers available in the USA. (click here)

Why give a e-reader for Christmas 2023?

woman with a e-reader

This year, we're in luck, as many new models have been released recently, making it possible to offer a recent e-reader: Pocketbook InkPad 4, Pocketbook Light or Pocketbook Light HD!

We also now have large-format e-readers like the Kobo Libra 2, which is a big hit with its large 7-inch screen, and the new Kindle Paperwhite, which offers a large touch screen with lighting for less than $150.

An e-reader is ideal for people who read a lot, or who want to travel with books without having to carry around a lot of weight and volume.

An average e-reader weighs between 200 and 250 grams, so you can easily slip it into a small bag (or a woman's handbag).

Best of all, ebooks are less expensive than printed ones.

They can also be downloaded directly from the e-reader, so you can have the book at home in two minutes, without having to go to a bookshop.

Finally, if you're already reading on a tablet, an e-reader will be a great comfort, since the screens are designed with electronic ink, so you can read e-books for a long time without tiring your eyes.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I may receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.