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Amazon Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle Oasis

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89 Engadget 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 Kindle Oasis is the best Kindle ever made. But it's way too expensive for most people, especially when cheaper models offer the same sharp display and backlighting.

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Pros
  • Insanely thin and light
  • Comes with a charging case
  • Better backlighting than the KindleVoyage
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Doesn't do much more than the $100 Paperwhite
89 Engadget 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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Score Breakdown

 
82
Average Critic Score
 
90
The Verge
This is the thing that gets you into the Amazon showroom, even if you end up buying the cheaper model ... Even so, I know at least a few Kindle users who have been saving up for a device that feels this good — and the Oasis could finally get them to hit Add to Cart.
 
90
CNET
If you don't mind the high price, the Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader you can buy today.
 
90
SlashGear
For most readers, a Voyage will be more than they ever need. Heck, the Kindle Paperwhite delivers so much of the overall experience that it's nigh-impossible to justify spending almost three times the amount on a premium ebook reader. That doesn't stop me wanting it.
 
80
Digital Trends
The Kindle Oasis is the best, and sexiest, ebook reader that money can buy – Period.
 
90
Wired
I’m here to tell you that if the price doesn’t raise your eyebrows, and you want the latest and greatest, the Kindle Oasis is the best damn ebook reader I’ve ever used. And that’ll almost certainly be true until Amazon comes out with the next one.
 
80
TrustedReviews
Beautiful, fantastically well built and a pleasure to use. But the high-price means it's only for the most diehard of Kindle fans.
 
80
PC Mag
The Amazon Kindle Oasis is the best ebook reader money can buy, but the Kindle Paperwhite remains a more realistic choice for all but the most well-heeled readers.
 
70
Time
The Oasis is Amazon’s thinnest and most beautiful Kindle yet, but it’s too expensive for the average user.
 
80
TechCrunch
While I like the upgrades, the difference is slight enough I’m personally okay paying $90 less for the $200 Kindle Voyage.
 
70
Huffington Post
Kindle Oasis is likely the best eReader you can buy, but it is mostly a new shell for existing technology. In all likelihood, you can make do without it.

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