Amazon is having a big sale with their two current e-readers, just in time for Mothers Day. The basic Kindle is now available at a very respectable $49 and the new Kindle Paperwhite 2 costs a paltry $99.This is basically a savings of $20 on both models.
The 5th generation basic Kindles big selling point is the unit is now black and boasts 15% faster page turns. The text is noticeably crisper when comparing it to the previous Kindle 4. It features a six ink e-ink Pearl display with a resolution of 600×800 pixels. There is no touchscreen controls and everything is navigated with the D-Pad. It has 167 PPI and 16 levels of greyscale. It has 2 GB of internal memory, but only has 1.25 GB of available space, once you account for the OS and default books. There is no expandable memory via SD or MicroSD.
The Paperwhite 2 is likely the best e-reader on the market. It features a six inch e-Ink display screen with a resolution of 1024×768. The front-lit display has received a small upgrade from the Paperwhite 1 and gives a better illumination experience than the previous model.
These Kindle deals are worthy to pick your mom up one. They both allow you to buy eBooks right on the device. The Paperwhite 2 is a bit more intuitive with the touchscreen display, but the basic model has a super sweet price point.
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.