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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 8
8.0

Light Up My Life

Wired
7 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Yet, Kobo lives on — not just surviving, but thriving. The Japanese company’s success in the e-reader market can be pinned equally on its strong international presence and its willingness to create a product specifically tuned to the wants and needs of its most hardcore customers. The Kobo Aura HD is a device for those hardcores: people who not only crave a better e-ink screen (really, who doesn’t?), but also those who pay closer attention to a device’s design.
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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.
  • Pros: High-res screen offers best reading experience, Bright backlight, Gamifies reading, Large 4GB of built-in storage
  • Cons: $50 more than the competition, E-books more expensive, Can't share book passages or lend books, Very small periodical selection
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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
20 July 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Aura HD review

expertreviews.co.uk
14 June 2013
  • Summary: It has a market-leading screen, but the Aura HD isn’t perfect and the Kindle is cheaper
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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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