10. Barnes & Noble Nook Color
It's only a matter of time before well-turned-out tablets crowd out the market for dedicated e-readers, but while the e-reader world still has some space to fight over, we're partial to Barnes & Noble's Android-based Nook Color.
It's a dramatic improvement over the book retailer's original, 2009 Nook and with much of the look and feel of a 7-inch tablet computer without actually being one. A beautiful TFT screen, rich browsing, Android apps, games, access to Barnes & Noble's Nook Color SDK, and, at $249, not the cheapest dedicated e-reader but probably the most bang for the buck out of any in its weight class.