The all-new Amazon Kindle enhances the company's most affordable e-reader by adding some new features at a slightly higher price. Announced Wednesday and due April 10th, the all-new Kindle starts at $ 89.99 with activated specials (ads), $ 10 more than the start price of the previous generation. It will cost $ 109.99 without special offers (you can also disable special offers later, for a fee).
Since the all-new Kindle is still the lowest-end model, you can not expect it to offer all the benefits of the mid-range Kindle, which is our choice of the best Kindle for most users; not to mention the Kindle Oasis, which has all the features imaginable of the electronic reader and the price matches well. (For more information on the Kindle and tips, check out the list of our Kindle products.) Still, Amazon offers great features for the price, including:
- Adjustable front lighting without glare for easy reading day and night
- Improved E-Ink technology for sharper text
- Capacitive touch to avoid reading errors when reading
- A three-month trial of the Kindle Unlimited service (access to a large library of free content per product), typically $ 9.99 per month
The all new Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite
Many users will be looking at the all-new Kindle and will be wondering what the trade-offs are for a lower price. We will review the highlights here.
Display: The all-new Kindle is equipped with a 6-inch screen and 4 LEDs of 167 dpi. The screen of the Kindle Paperwhite is the same size but has 5 LEDs (so it will be brighter) and a higher resolution of 300 dpi. Finally, the Kindle Paperwhite screen is aligned on the front of the device, while the Kindle's new Kindle is slightly behind the borders.
Storage room: The all-new Kindle has only 4GB of storage, against a choice of 8 or 32GB on the Kindle Paperwhite.
Drums: Although the devices have very similar dimensions and weight, the life of their battery differs considerably. Amazon estimates four weeks of life a full charge for the all-new Kindle, while the Kindle Paperwhite can last up to six weeks from a full charge.
connectivity: The all-new Kindle is only Wi-Fi, while the Kindle Paperwhite offers a cellular option on its 32GB version for an additional cost.
Resistance to water: The all-new Kindle does not stand up to water, while the Kindle Paperwhite is IPX8 certified to survive in a depth of two meters of water for one hour at a time.
The all-new Kindle will be available in white and black. The cloth cases will be available for $ 29.99 at Amazon in four colors: Charcoal, cobalt blue, red punch and white sandstone.
It's clear that the all-new Amazon Kindle has had to cut some angles to be affordable. For many people, however, the affordable price could outweigh the tradeoffs. We will notify you more if we have the opportunity to review the product. In the meantime, stay tuned to our list of Kindle products for the latest news, or check out the alternatives on our list of best electronic readers, including Kobo.