5″ inch Ebook Reader Comparison Matrix

The amount of new ebook readers cropping up can be overwhelming, therefore we have created comparison tables which compare the models like for like.

Below are the most popular five inch ebook readers, available in the market today in the UK. As more ebook readers become available we will add them to this list.

2012-2013 Ebook Readers

BrandKobo
ModelKobo Mini
Picture
Dimensions102 x 133 x 10 mm (4 x 5.2 x 0.4 in)
Weight134 g (4.73 oz)
Display(76 × 102mm) 5" 600 × 800 pixels, 200 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
BacklightNo
Grey Levels16
Touch Screenyes
PowerProbably Li-Polymer 940mAh
Battery Life1 month with wifi turned off
CPU?
Memory2GB Internal (1.4 GB User Accessible)
ConnectionsWifi
Supported FormatsEPUB, PDF and MOBI
JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF
TXT, HTML, XHTML, and RTF
CBZ and CBR
Supported DRMAdobe (EPUB/PDF)
Font Sizes6
Search / Dictionary Functionsbuilt-in dictionary and search using touchscreen
Notes / annotationsyes using touchscreen
Text To Speechno
ServicesKobo book store
Release DateOctober 2012
Price£69 /$179
Where To BuyAmazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

2009-2011 Ebook Readers

BrandSonyBeBook (Endless Ideas)Bokeen
ModelSony Pocket Edition (PRS-350)BeBook MiniCybook Opus
Picturebebook-minibookeen-opus
Dimensions145 × 104 × 8.5 mm (5.7" x 4.1" x .33")152 × 102 × 9 mm (6" × 4" × .35")151 × 108 × 10 mm (5.9" × 4.3" × .4")
Weight155g (5.5oz)160g (5.7oz)150g (5.3oz)
Display(76 × 102mm) 5" 600 × 800 pixels, 200 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
(76 × 102mm) 5" 600 × 800 pixels, 200 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(76 × 102mm) 5" 600 × 800 pixels, 200 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
Grey Levels1684
Touch Screenyesnono
PowerLi-Polymer 940mAhLi-Polymer 1000mAh Li-Polymer 1000mAh
Battery Life10000 pages9000 pages8000 pages
CPU?Samsung® S3C2440

(ARM920T core, 400MHz)
Samsung® S3C2440

(ARM920T core, 400MHz)
Memory2GB Internal (1.4 GB User Accessible)32MB RAM, 512MB Internal32MB RAM, 1GB Internal
ConnectionsNoneSD/SDHC memory cardMicro SD/SDHC memory card
Supported FormatsBBeB (LRF/LRX), PDF, EPUB, TXT, RTF, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNGPDF, TXT, RTF, EPUB, LIT, PPT, WOLF, DOC, CHM, FB2, HTML, DJVU, MP3, TIFF, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, RAR, ZIP OEB-XHTML, TXT, HTML, PDF, EPUB, JPG, GIF, PNG, MP3
Supported DRMMarlin DRM (BBeB), Adobe (EPUB/PDF) Wolf, Adobe (EPUB/PDF)Adobe (EPUB/PDF)
Font Sizes6512
Search / Dictionary Functionsbuilt-in dictionary and search using touchscreen nono
Notes / annotationsyes using touchscreen nono
Text To Speechnoyesno
ServicesSony Connect (US & Canada only) Istation Read Man
Release DateSeptember 2010September 2009July 2009
Price£159 /$179£179 / $129£148/$180
Where To BuyWaterstones.comMyBebook.comPixmania.com

Archived 2009 Ebook Readers (For Reference)

BrandSony
ModelSony Pocket Edition (PRS-300)
Picturesony-PRS-300
Dimensions158 × 108 × 10 mm (6.2" x 4.2" x .4")
Weight220g (7.8oz)
Display(76 × 102mm) 5" 600 × 800 pixels, 200 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
Grey Levels8
Touch Screenno
PowerLi-Polymer
Battery Life7500 pages
CPUFreescale i.MXL MC9328MXLVP20
(ARM920T core, 200MHz)
Memory512MB Internal (440 MB User Accessible)
ConnectionsNone
Supported FormatsBBeB (LRF/LRX), PDF, EPUB, TXT, RTF, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Supported DRMMarlin DRM (BBeB), Adobe (EPUB/PDF)
Font Sizes3
Search / Dictionary Functionsno
Notes / annotationsno
Text To Speechno
ServicesSony Connect (US & Canada only)
Release DateAugust 2009
Price£159 / $199
Where To BuyWaterstones.com