The Kindle ebook reader has become something of a hit for Amazon, with the company selling tens of millions of the devices to veracious bookworms since their release back in 2007.
If you're looking to pick one up, then good news – today is one of the best times to buy, thanks to the big discounts that Amazon offers on the range come Prime Day 2021. With some models offering up to $70 off, now is the time to take the plunge, especially if you're after the high-end Kindle Oasis.
We take a look at the models offered by Amazon and let you know just what the difference is, and which one is best for you.
Remember, these deals will only last until midnight June 22.
Measured diagonally across.
In pixels - the higher the number, the greater the screen detail.
The built in storage space for files, programs, apps and the operating system
Kindle Kids Edition
8GB or 32GB
8GB or 32GB
Struggling to work out which Kindle model is right for you? There are four models available from Amazon, all of which offer slightly different features:
Amazon Kindle – This is the ‘basic' Kindle. Usually costing $89, you can get one today for $54.99. It's a great little e-book reader, with a front-lit screen, 4-week battery life, and a 6-inch screen. A super choice for a low-cost Kindle.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – Usually $129, but available today for $79.99, the Paperwhite builds on the standard Kindle and adds a higher resolution screen, an adjustable backlight, more storage, and is also waterproof, making it a great choice for reading by the pool, in the bath, or wherever H2O is. It's Tech.co's top pick for those wanting a Kindle, offering a solid feature list for the price.
Amazon Kindle Oasis – The daddy of the Kindle range, the new Oasis is a pricey proposition. For the money, you get a larger, 7-inch screen, and a warm light for a more natural reading feel. While there's no doubting it's an excellent e-reader, we struggle to justify the price tag over the Paperwhite, although it is a more palatable $184.99 today, an $70 saving. Read our full review of the Kindle Oasis.
Amazon Kindle Kids Edition – While Amazon has had a kid-friendly tablet for a while, it only started offering a Kindle version this year. While it's essentially the standard Kindle with child-specific features, it comes with a two-year guarantee, meaning that if it's broken, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked. We think this makes it a great deal, especially for the reduced price of $64.99. Read our Kindle Kids Edition review.
Want to find out more about the Kindle range? Read our dedicated Amazon Kindle guide.
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