The entry level Kindle has just been refreshed and it came out last week. This device now has an adjustable front-lit display and a E Ink Carta HD display. It has the ability to buy audiobooks from the Kindle store and they can be listened to with a pair of wireless headphones or external speakers.
The entry level Kindle e-reader features a 6 inch E Ink Carta display with a resolution of 800×600 and 167 PPI. This is the first Kindle with a front-light display, which allows you to control the brightness using a slider bar. It has 4 LED lights that are on the bottom of the bezel and project light upwards, so it is not shining in your eyes.
Underneath the hood is a NXP 6SLL (Cortex-A9 @800M/1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. There is 4GB of internal storage to house all of the ebooks you have purchased from Amazon or from your own personal collection that you have sideloaded. There is no SD card for additional storage, but no Kindle after the 1st generation model has had one.
Good e-Reader has just conducted an extensive unboxing video for the Kindle. You will get a sense of the retail packaging when you buy it online or visit an Amazon Bookstore. We will give you a detailed look at everything that comes in the box and a preview of what this e-reader brings to the table.
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.