Amazon is having a sale on the entry level Kindle. It is on sale for $59, which is a savings of $30. There hasn’t been a steep discount like this since Black Friday. This device has a front-light, but is not waterproof, so no reading in the bathtubs or by the pool. One of the drawbacks is that the resolution is only 167 PPI, so you will not have razor sharp text. There is also only 4GB of storage, so it might not hold an extensive collection of content.
Should you buy this e-reader? If you have never had a Kindle before or are new to reading on an E INK screen, this is a really good deal. It also makes a good birthday gift or even for Father’s Day. The Kindle Paperwhite 4 and Oasis 3 both have 300 PPI screens, so you will get really good resolution. The Paperwhite 4 is completely sold out, until the middle of next month.
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.