Amazon has just discounted the Kindle Paperwhite 4 by $30. You can purchase the base model with 8GB for $99 and the 32GB WIFI version for $129. If you want an e-reader that has 4G/LTE internet access Amazon has discounted this model by $40 and it is currently retailing for $209. This deal is only for US customers, Amazon has not provided savings for other countries, such as Canada.
The Kindle Paperwhite 4 is waterproof and has the Audible audiobook store. You can listen to audio titles with a pair of wireless headphones or a portable speaker. The screen is completely flush with the bezel, so it is easier to turn pages with swipes and gestures.
The Paperwhite 4 features a 6 inch E Ink Carta HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1072×1448 and 300 PPI. Amazon is using a plastic-backed 300ppi E Ink display, but it isn’t E Ink Mobius; it’s the company’s own design and it is made of plastic, not glass. Underneath the hood is a Freescale 6SLL Cortex-A9 @800M/1GHz processor and 512MB LPDDR3 of RAM.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.