Amazon Kindle

89
Global
Score
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

Amazon Kindle review (2011)

Summary

The latest Kindle forgoes bells and whistles such as a touchscreen or physical keyboard, making it one bare-bones device. Still, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better e-reader at this price.

Pros
  • Relatively inexpensivePocket-sizedFast processor
Cons
  • No touchscreen / physical keyboardNo memory card slotNot ideal for one-handed reading
Amazon Kindle review (2011)

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There's little question that the Fire stole the show at last week's Amazon event. After all, the new tablet marks a change for the company's Kindle line, which until now has been defined by relatively simple E-Ink-based devices. The Kindle Touch, meanwhile, stepped up to bat to take on the likes of new Nook and Kobo touchscreen readers. But while most expected that device to become the heir to the Kindle throne, the company made a something of a surprise move, offering up a new device that will bear the reader's name. Now in its fourth generation, the Kindle has shed its keyboard and been reborn as a pocket-sized, lighter-weight reader. And a cheap one, at that -- $109 for the standard version and $79 for the ad-supported. So, is the new Kindle worthy of the name that has become synonymous with e-readers? Or did the company make too many sacrifices in the name of slashing prices? Find out in our review after the break.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Portability (size / weight)
8.0
Document support
6.3
Design and form factor
6.8
Ease of use
6.3
Store and selection of titles
8.4
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Specs

Kindle

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
no
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to15 hour
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Specs

Kindle

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
no
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to15 hour
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