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Kobo Aura HD
8.9 out of 10

Kobo Aura HD

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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Aura HD Review

Digitaltrends
29 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kobo Aura HD’s high-resolution screen improves the reading experience by making fonts crisp and clear at any size. Unfortunately, the Nook and Kindle E Ink readers already do a pretty good job of this and the Aura’s display doesn’t surpass them by much. Luckily, the Aura’s ComfortLight is evenly distributed across the screen, something neither the Nook nor Kindle can claim.
  • Pros: Excellent high-res screen, Light evenly distributed on the screen, Comfortable design, Includes browser and games
  • Cons: Design doesn't feel premium, Text washes out when light is at full brightness, Light is somewhat harsh, Screen doesn't respond consistently
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Aura HD Review

LAPTOP Magazine
24 April 2013
  • Summary: There is no doubt that the Kobo Aura HD offers the highest resolution display with the brightest backlight option available. We found it quite pleasurable to read for extended periods with this E Ink e-reader. But hardware is only half the equation. For $50 less, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite offers less expensive books, more social options and the ability to lend your e-books to friends and family.
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Overall 8
8.3

Kobo Aura HD review: a high-end e-reader with 'niche' written all over it

Engadget
23 April 2013
  • Conclusion: This reader's got solid specs, but price and size constraints will likely hamper wide appeal.
  • Pros: Big, high-res screen, Strong front light, Lots of storage for an e-reader
  • Cons: Pricey, Big footprint, Software still lacking
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Aura HD

PC Magazine
23 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Kobo strikes gold with the well-designed Aura HD, a premium ebook reader with high-quality edge lighting and a super-sharp display.
  • Pros: Large, sharp screen. Fast page turns. Soothing edge lighting for dark rooms. Excellent font customization options. Informative current progress display. Plenty of storage plus a memory card slot.
  • Cons: Thicker and heavier than competing readers, thanks to the larger screen. Hard plastic housing feels a little flimsy. Inconsistent touch response on occasion.
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Overall 9
8.5

Kobo Aura HD Review

Good E-Book Readers
16 April 2013
  • Conclusion: When it comes to high resolution displays, customers often gravitate towards full color tablets instead of e-readers. This has been the growing trend in the last few years, and it’s completely amazing to see a brand stay loyal and committed to its e-ink line of devices. Simply put, the Kobo Aura HD has the highest resolution out of any six or seven inch tablet or e-reader in the world. If images and clarity of text matter to you, this is a must purchase.
  • Pros: Best resolution and DPI in the business, 4 GB of internal memory, double that of the Kobo Glo, Front-Lit display is better than the Kindle Paperwhite, Ability to load in your own fonts is HUGE!, Revised home-screen is a welcome change, Tons of customization options
  • Cons: WIFI is prone to randomly disconnect, PDF files often load in the top right-hand corner and need to be adjusted, Curved hardware design will take some getting used to, Reading Life tends to take over your home-screen
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Aura HD review

PC Advisor
7 August 2013
  • Summary: THe Kobo Aura HD is an ebook-reader with integrated front light and high-resolution screen. Read our Kobo Aura HD review to find out more.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 10
10

Review: Kobo Aura HD

PC Authority
12 July 2013
Overall 9
8.5

Kobo Aura HD

cellphones.ca
8 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The new Kobo Aura HD reader is positioned as a premium e-ink reader. The manufacturer goes so far as calling it the Porsche of e-ink readers. According to the reviewers, this claim is largely met. Rather than attempting to undercut Amazon on price, Kobo chose to provide deluxe features. The display is a large 6.8" screen and it features a 265 dpi display. At 1440 x 1080, it is the classic aspect ratio of 4:3.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Aura HD

Trusted Reviews
13 May 2013
  • Summary: Is this the one that beats the Kindle?
  • Pros: Very sharp screen, Bright and even built-in light, Useful reading stats
  • Cons: Costs nearly as much as a tablet, No standby sync
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Aura HD review

TechRadar UK
2 May 2013
  • Summary: An ereader 'reimagined', but not really
  • Pros: Crisp HD screen, Ergonomic premium design, 2 month battery life, The sleek , comfortable and ergonomic design makes the Aura HD a pleasure to hold. It genuinely feels like you're holding a book and your hands won't tire after extended use. The high resolution screen does away with that faded look some ereaders suffer from and smaller icons are clearly visible. The impressive battery life takes away some of the charging worry and you'll be able to carry this around in ...
  • Cons: Touchscreen not responsive, Sluggish interface, Hefty price tag, Pointless social features, The sluggishness of the screen is a big drawback and you'll find yourself constantly frustrated at the time it takes to do basic actions. Cynically, the price of Kobo books are more expensive than they are on the Kindle. Consumers won't be saving money on the hardware either since the Aura HD is £30 ($50) more expensive then the Kindle Paperwhite which is £109 ($119).
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