Just got my Kobo Aura HD today, and I really like the screen.
It's nothing dramatic, it doesn't show in photographs all that well, but to my eyes the Aura's screen is clearly:
- A step bigger
- A step brighter (adjustable)
- A step sharper
- A step more evenly lit
The last being perhaps the big event, since everybody oooh'd and aaah'd about how the Kindle Paperwhite's screen with front-light was more evenly lit than the Kobo Glo's.
(Note: I think though that the Kobo screen's blacks are not *quite* as black as those on the KPW.)
I love the fine-tuning of the text you can do on the Kobo, much finer than on the Kindle, and it even includes the weight of the font (how bold it is), steplessly!
I think I will make one of my custom strap handles for the back of the Aura, and use that as my go-to reader for long text.
I'd say, though, that the differences are not so big that it makes changing over a clear choice. But if you want a new B/W ereader anyway, it's possibly the best one right now as screens go.
I'd have to say though, that this device joins all E-ink ereaders in being a bit slow, compared to, say, and iPad. I'm not really sure why, it's not like they are asked to play a 3D game. They approve a bit year over year, but it still takes a second for them to respond to a button push, etc. I think they will feel much nicer to use when they get this fixed.
Also on the downside, it's a bit heavier than the KPW, for bed reading you feel it.