Before you start
There are a few things to think about before you decide which E-reader is right for you.
What memory space do you need?
Many E-readers come with an internal storage space of 4GB. This is enough room for around 3000 books. If you think you will need more storage space, look for models that come with a memory card slot.
3G or not 3G?
If you don't have access to Wi-Fi, certain E-readers will let you access the internet via a 3G cellular network. This accessing cost is usually factored into the device's price and means you can download new books whenever you have network coverage.
What online stores can you use?
Most E-readers can download content from any digital bookstore offering ePub files. The biggest exception is the Kindle, as Amazon uses a Digital Rights Management system to ensure only eBooks bought from the Amazon store can be viewed on the device.
Would a tablet be better?
If you are looking for lots of extra features, such as surfing the web, it may be worth considering a tablet. Their screens are not as suited for reading, however they offer a wider range of functions and it is possible to download apps that let you store and read books.Read our Tablet Buying Guide