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    89 Global Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    89

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

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Engadget Review

    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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    Pros
    • Relatively inexpensivePocket-sizedFast processor
    Cons
    • No touchscreen / physical keyboardNo memory card slotNot ideal for one-handed reading
    89 Global Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    89

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

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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    User Reviews

    100
    adcustom
    There are plenty of Kindle comparison guides now online, so I don't feel the...read more
    90
    johngroden
    Love it, great battery life, screen reads well.
    90
    frankhsueh
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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