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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Amazon Kindle 2 review

Summary

Pros
  • Screen better than previous generationReworked OS is easier to useIndustrial design is improved
Cons
  • CostlyPerformance is still sluggishFive-way rocker navigation is clunky
Amazon Kindle 2 review

Having already handled the Kindle 2 at its launch in New York City, we had a pretty good idea of what we'd be getting into after it arrived at the bunker. Once we actually had a little time to spend with the device, it really started to sink in how much those minor tweaks can add up to make a big difference. Jumping from Amazon's original attempt at an ebook reader to its latest iteration isn't exactly like day and night, but it's definitely a positive shift in the experience, though one that leaves us wondering how they failed to make some of these choices the first time around. Read on for a full look at the Kindle 2.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Ease of use
7.4
Durability
8.0
Store and selection of titles
8.7
Storage capacity
8.0
Battery life
8.9
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Specs

Kindle

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
no
Mobile broadband (3G)
yes
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to4 day
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Specs

Kindle

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
no
Mobile broadband (3G)
yes
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to4 day
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