89

conclusion:We like it

89

It's (much) less than a hundred bucks, has a great display, sort of fits in a (big) pocket, and can run for a month on a single charge. It may not have a touchscreen and typing on it without a keyboard can be pretty painful, but at this price you can probably live without. It does have ads, though you can get an ad-free version for just $20 more.

Buy It:

$69.00

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Critic reviews

7.8
10 reviews
  • Display / readability
    8.2
  • Battery life
    7.9
  • Store and selection of titles
    8.3
  • Ease of use
    6.2
  • Document support
    6.1
  • Storage capacity
    7.5
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    6.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0

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User reviews

9.1
69 reviews
7.0
Engadget Oct 3, 2011

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.

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8.0
CNET Nov 13, 2012

The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.

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7.0
CNET Sep 29, 2011

If you don't want to spend the extra $20 to upgrade to the forthcoming touch-screen version, the entry-level 2011 Kindle is a great choice for an ultraportable and superaffordable no-frills e-ink reader.

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6.0
Gizmodo Oct 5, 2011

Should I Buy This? Maybe, if you want an ereader for under or around a hundred bucks. But there are a bunch of caveats. ... If all you care about is ease of use, you might want to take a look at the $99/$139 Kindle 3, Nook Touch, or wait a bit and check out the Kindle Touch in November.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Sep 30, 2011

... Amazon must be congratulated for creating the perfect ebook reader for today’s hard times. Not only is the Kindle's $79 price-tag incredibly reasonable for such a flexible product, the constant trickle of free mini-apps and books creates goodwill, and the integration of digital lending...

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 5, 2012

Not much has changed on the entry-level Kindle since the price drop. It's still got that amazingly sharp and easy-to-read screen, along with all the Amazon features we've come to love over the years. It's well-built and stylish while being one of the most affordable eBook readers on the market.

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7.0
TechHive Oct 10, 2012

The bottom line is that if you're already committed to Amazon and need an inexpensive e-reader (as opposed to the flagship $119 Paperwhite), this model will do the trick, but its software is trapped in a timewarp.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Nov 27, 2012

The Amazon Kindle 2012 doesn't change all that much in the blueprint laid down by the excellent not-touch 2011 model. It's light, it's affordable and it's better-made than many an entry-level ereader.

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8.0
TechRadar Oct 18, 2011

If you want a straightforward dedicated ereader, it's hard to see past the neat form factor, superb book choice, amazing screen and eye-catching price of the Amazon Kindle.

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10
adcustom adcustom

There are plenty of Kindle comparison guides now online, so I don't feel the need to go in-depth comparing features. The bottom-line is that this is the perfect no-nonsense reader for someone who wants a portable and comfortable reading solution. Best design to date, phenomenal price-point (I...

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9.0
MtnSloth MtnSloth

This is the ereader that many have been waiting for. In comparison to traditional books, I think the benefits now outweigh the drawbacks by a good margin. The size and weight are better than many paperbacks. The cost is reasonable, and the storage space is more than sufficient for my needs....

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9.0
falleninsea falleninsea

I really like the smaller size of this newer model. at times i miss the keyboard especially when i was 1st setting up the device or searching for a book from the device but over all the its manageable with the directional pad. The battery life is really good and is something you don't have to...

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9.0
Dunnion Dunnion

I've been using this Kindle since Christmas, and loving every second of it. I normally don't read much, but my excitement in this device has changed that, at least so far. I love the form factor, so thin and light and the screen looks amazing. It looks too good to be true, and I can't imagine...

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7.0
sandywoo sandywoo

Pros Supports mobi, cbr, cbz, pdfs Easy drag/drop of files Amazon store for amazing and affordable collection of books Battery life Design and form factor is ergonomic Extremely affordable Cons Can't zoom on images nor pdf. No memory expansion (sad that Amazon took out this feature...

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9.0
RohanBhade RohanBhade

At the Kindle Fire, Amazon made sweeping changes to their line of Kindle eReaders. Most notable in my opinion was the $79 Kindle (with special offers, $109 without offers or for overseas customers). This version of the Kindle is the only internationally shipping version of the Kindle (the Touch,...

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10
adampmarshall adampmarshall

I'd only change the input method, require less typing on start-up. if you could configure on a pc and type a short "key" into the device that would be great.

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