Amazon Kindle review (2019): The Paperwhite gets a run for its money
Like many gadgets, the Kindle line follows the “good, better, best” marketing strategy. A few years ago, this would mean the difference between features like a touchscreen, better contrast on the display or a much-needed front-lit screen. Today, the distinctions between Kindle models are subtler. When Amazon recently announced that the “All-New Kindle” (that’s the basic, non-Paperwhite, non-Oasis model) would come with a front-lit screen, the last big deal-breaker for the most basic e-reader was finally dissolved (unless waterproofing is a must have). For less than $90 (with “special offers”), there’s finally a Kindle you can read in the dark, that has a touchscreen, and supports Audible over Bluetooth. I’d wager that for a large slice of Kindle readers, the reasons to spend extra on a Paperwhite are getting more specific.
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