Regardless of the arrival of Amazon’s newest entry-level Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite stays the perfect worth in Amazon’s present Kindle lineup. Fortunately, you may at present discover the 8GB, ad-supported mannequin nonetheless discounted to just $94.99 (normally $139.99) at Amazon, Buy Buy, and Target. The ad-free model is also available at Amazon for $114.99 instead of $159.99, which stays its lowest worth to this point. Whereas 8GB can nonetheless maintain roughly 2,000 particular person items of literature, if you happen to’re planning on utilizing your Paperwhite to take heed to audiobooks, there are additionally substantial reductions on the 16GB mannequin, which is on sale at Amazon for $99.99 instead of $149.99 in the ad-supported configuration or for $119.99 (normally $169.99) without ads.
Whereas the continued lack of bodily buttons is a bit irksome, the newest Paperwhite nonetheless contains quite a few refined however welcome enhancements over the prior mannequin. It now has a 300ppi, 6.8-inch E ink show with adjustable shade temperature to assist scale back eye pressure, in addition to a battery that may final for months on a single cost and USB-C charging, permitting you to prime off its battery sooner than earlier than. Similar to earlier fashions, the 2021 Paperwhite additionally has an IPX8 waterproof ranking, so that you received’t need to abandon your bathtime buddy on dry land.
The Paperwhite does have assist for quite a few eBook information, together with EPUB, PDF, and MOBI, however nonetheless lacks an intuitive strategy to entry free book-lending providers like OverDrive or Libby. Whereas you will get your books someplace else, it is clear that the Paperwhite desires you to buy at Amazon’s e book retailer. Nonetheless, if you happen to’re trying to choose up among the best e-readers you will get with out splurging on the Paperwhite Signature Edition with wi-fi charging or the Kindle Oasis — each of that are at present on sale as a part of Amazon’s ongoing Black Friday promotion — the bottom mannequin is a superb possibility.
Replace November twenty sixth, 2:40PM ET: Adjusted the language and added a observe relating to the Kindle Oasis and Kindle Paperwhite Signature Version, each of that are at present on sale.