There are two basic types of e-readers: the black and white e-ink-only readers, and the color LCD models. Both have pros and cons that you’ll want to understand before making a choice. The e-ink versions generally have a longer battery life and offer the best paper-like reading experience. These e-readers are usually less expensive than their full-color counterparts.
The color, LCD-based models offer a more tablet-like experience, combining e-book reading with other entertainment options, such as games, apps, and Internet browsing. However, the LCD-based e-readers don’t compare in terms of speed or functionality to actual laptop computers.