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Top electronic readers (eReaders) for business travelers

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More and more business travelers are snapping up eReaders like the Amazon Kindle, the Barnes & Noble Nook, or the Sony eReader.

To help them understand the differences, we're created this list of eReader reviews for the top five eReaders. Whenever I travel, I tend to lug around a pretty heavy load of books. That's the beauty of a good electronic reader, like the Kindle, since you can take a (virtual) stack of books (and newspapers) with you in one slim, little device.

Amazon Kindle

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The basic Amazon Kindle is my go-to eReader. It's small, it's as light as they get, it works internationally (very, very nice for business travelers), and the price and selection of books, periodicals, blogs and more is top-notch. If you don't mind the extra weight, larger size, or added expense, the Amazon Kindle DX is even better. 

Sony Reader Daily Edition

Sony

I wanted to love the Sony Reader Daily Edition. But I don’t. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice e-book reader. It’s solid, well-made, feels great, and has a noticably larger screen the the Nook or standard Amazon Kindle. It’s just not quite as user-friendly as the Nook, Amazon Kindle, or iPad, and its bookstore prices can be higher (at the moment) than other e-readers. For now, business travelers should bet on the Kindle, with its international support, or the iPad.

Apple iPad

Apple
Wow. What else can you say about the Apple iPad. It's slick. It's fast. It feels amazingly cool in your hands. The long and short of it is, the Apple iPad is one darn cool gadget. It will be undeniably useful to some business travelers and a great addition to your arsenal of electronic options. For others, though, it will be better to take a wait-and-see attitude to find out how valuable such a device might be for your specific needs. If you're looking primarily to read books with the device, I'd fully recommend considering a true eReader like the Nook or Kindle.

Barnes and Noble Nook

Barnes and Noble
The Barnes and Noble Nook eReader is my second favorite eReader. It's very similar to the Amazon.com Kindle and is a solid choice for any business traveler. Like the Kindle, it has a 6 inch E Ink screen which makes it both very portable and easy-to-read. Online bookstore selection is similar, but the Nook supports more additional file formats and may be appropriate for business people that need the flexibility to access different document formats

Amazon Kindle DX

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The basic Amazon Kindle is my go-to eReader. It's small, it's as light as they get, it works internationally (very, very nice for business travelers), and the price and selection of books, periodicals, blogs and more is top-notch. If you don't mind the extra weight, larger size, or added expense, the Amazon Kindle DX is even better. I prefer the Kindle over the Sony Reader.
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