September 28th 2011 11:22 am

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conclusion:We like it

84 March 9th 2012 6:09 pm

The Kindle finally gets a touchscreen, but with mixed results. The Kindle Touch's screen is a little slow and unresponsive, the interface is still a bit clunky, and it's not quite as small or comfortable to hold as the Nook -- or even its lower-end sibling, the Kindle 4. Still, it's much easier to type with the Kindle Touch's touchscreen than the Kindle 4's d-pad, and overall it's a solid pick, especially if you're a Kindle user ready to ditch your buttons and start swiping pages the old fashioned way.

Critic reviews

7.9
9 reviews
  • Display / readability
    7.9
  • Battery life
    9.2
  • Store and selection of titles
    8.9
  • Ease of use
    7.7
  • Document support
    8.0
  • Storage capacity
    7.4
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.3
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.6

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User reviews

8.9
47 reviews
7.0
Engadget Nov 14, 2011

There's a lot to like here, including a dual-touch display, X-Ray search feature, audio functionality and a 3G option, but there's nothing here that would make us want to dump our Nook, Sony WiFi reader, Kobo or even Kindle Keyboard.

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9.0
Wired Nov 14, 2011

Emphasis on reading and instant gratification in a comfortable package that actually improves on the e-ink touchscreen metaphor. Ads are not intrusive. It’s soothing to see page numbers that match up with the print world.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 14, 2011

Amazon's Kindle Touch is a very capable touch-screen ebook reader, but when it comes to price, the Wi-Fi-only version makes the most sense. The 3G option puts it too close to the more-versatile Kindle Fire tablet.

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8.0
Gizmodo Nov 14, 2011

Should You Buy It? Yes, if you're going to buy an ebook reader, it should probably be the Kindle Touch.

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7.0
Tom's Hardware Jan 26, 2012

Despite our technical critiques, which frankly go deeper than any mainstream user will care to go anyway, we still prefer Kindles to other e-book readers, if only because they're the portal to something greater.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Apr 24, 2012

The Kindle Touch is, like all Kindles, excellent. There is no reason not to buy one at all... When it comes down to it, the Kindle is a great device that offers a great reading experience.

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8.0
TrustedReviews May 11, 2012

It is a fantastic ereader, with ease of use benefits that'll outweigh the flexibility bonuses on offer from other manufacturers. However, we're not convinced touchscreen operation is better than good old buttons here, and the Kindle Touch doesn't eclipse the cheaper model.

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9.0
cjtylr cjtylr

I really love the Kindle Touch - way more than my Kindle Keyboard. It only refreshes once every six pages which makes page turns relatively instant (probably faster than you could turn one in a real book). The new navigation system is intuitive, and the system's touch is very responsive and easy...

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6.0
peterto peterto

As far as e-ink based reading devices go, you really only have two choices, the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch or a Kindle. For a device that's primarily focus is the screen, the user's interaction becomes the most important part. The original Kindle's mode of interaction was in the form of a...

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8.0
DantheMan DantheMan

I owned a Kindle 3rd generation which was stolen, so I was in the market for a new e-reader and considered the Nook as well as other Kindles. Ultimately I decided to get the Kindle Touch. I'll focus on the benefits and downsides of the new design. The number one benefit of touch is that books...

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10
discoreduction discoreduction

I received my Kindle Touch Wi-Fi with Ads for Christmas this year and I've barely been able to put it down! I've never considered myself a big reader but now I find myself reserving time in the day to read on my kindle. It is a great, lightweight, easy to use ereader with plenty of book...

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9.0
dcefrance dcefrance

I love this as I love any of my Kindles. However I gave this to my daughter and no longer use it. i replaced it with the, cheaper, 4th generation Kindle for one simple reason: the Touch version has no buttons. The only way to turn the page is with one's finger (or thumb) which, for me,...

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10
gmphap1 gmphap1

I had actually purchased a Kindle Fire. I'm a proud owner of a Kindle second generation. This one is really hard to beat. About the only thing better would be color :)

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