When it comes to finding a device to read your ebooks, you have a few options to choose from. You can always buy a tablet or use your smartphone, but these devices are versatile and can be used for a ton of things, like browsing the web or scrolling Twitter. If you’re looking for something to read books exclusively, e-readers, while niche, are designed to store all your books in a virtual library with limited functionality.
Amazon, one of the pioneers of the e-reader, has dominated the market for years with its Kindle range, which consists of several unique models with their own advantages and disadvantages.
Below we have listed each model currently available for purchase. Sometimes there is no offer for one or more of the products, which is why we have mentioned the last sale price in these cases. While newer models like the 2021 Kindle Paperwhite are only available at full price right now, remember that Amazon is also offering 20 percent off all of its Kindles when you trade in select devices, so there are other ways to save money, if none of the models are available at a discount.
Highlights across the range
|model||model year||construction||colour||Normal price||selling price||retailers|
|model||model year||construction||colour||Normal price||selling price||retailers|
|Ignite||2019||8 GB (with advertising)||black||$90||$65||goal||best buy|
|Kindle Kids (Two-Pack)||2019||8 GB (without ads)||black||$120||$100||Amazon||best buy|
|Kindle Paperwhite||2018||8 GB (with advertising)||Black, Sage, Blue and Plum||$130||$110||Amazon|
|Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Bundle||2021||32 GB (without ads)||black||$270||$250||Amazon|
|Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Pack||2021||8 GB (with advertising)||black||$200||$180||Amazon|
|Kindle Paperwhite Kids (Two-Pack)||2021||8 GB (without ads)||black||$320||$300||Amazon||best buy|
|Kindle Oasis Essentials Pack||2019||8 GB (with advertising)||black||$310||$280||Amazon|
The 10th Gen Kindle is Amazon’s most affordable e-reader and as such typically costs $89.99. Released in 2019, the base Kindle includes a front light, 8GB of storage, and comes with or without advertising support. Despite having the same 167ppi resolution as its predecessors, the latest model offers slightly higher contrast than previous models.
The 10th Gen Kindle usually starts at $89.99 with ads but is currently on sale at goal and best buy for $64.99. If you want the model without ads, it is available at Amazon for $109.99, the normal retail price. Note, however, that if you buy either Kindle model from Amazon, you’ll also get three months of Kindle Unlimited at no extra cost. If you’re looking to buy more than one e-reader, Best Buy and Amazon are offering $20 off a pair, the latter with a promo code 2PACK.
The entry-level Kindle and Oasis weren’t the only ones to get a refresh in 2019. Amazon also announced and released the Kindle Kids, which offers age-appropriate content for younger readers who prefer digital books, for $109.99 ($20 more than the base Kindle at the standard MSRP).
The Kindle Kids Edition consists of four items: the device, a case, a two-year extended replacement warranty (if the device breaks), and one year of Amazon Kids Plus service. The latter, along with the kid-friendly patterns, is the device’s biggest selling point, as it allows parents to give their children access to a digital library of kid-friendly books Percy Jackson and The Hobbit without additional costs.
On the deal front, options are a bit limited at the moment. Although we’ve seen the Kindle Kids recently drop to $59.99 — its lowest price yet — it’s only available from retailers like Amazon and best buy now for $109.99, the standard retail price. Both retailers also offer a $20 discount if you buy two, but Amazon requires you to enter a promo code 2PACK at checkout to take advantage of the offer.
Amazon’s newest Kindle Paperwhite is his 11th generation model, which comes with USB-C support, longer battery life and a larger 6.8-inch display. However, considering how recently the new e-reader has been launched, we haven’t seen many discounts yet. Luckily, you can still pick up the last generation model, which is often available for far less than the normal retail price.
The 2021 Kindle Paperwhite is available in three main configurations: a 8GB model with advertising for $139.99a 8GB model without ads for $159.99and a 32GB, ad-free Signature Edition for $189.99. The latter is identical to the standard Paperwhite except it also has Qi wireless charging and a sensor that automatically adjusts the backlight when needed. Amazon rolled out one too Kindle Paperwhite Kids Edition for $159.99, which comes with a kid-friendly cover, a two-year extended replacement warranty, and a year of Amazon Kids Plus, similar to the Kindle Kids mentioned above. All 2021 models are also similar to the 2018 model as they have a waterproof design and Audible audiobook support.
While we’ve seen the ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite drop to $109.99 recently around Valentine’s Day, it’s currently only available at Amazon, best buyand goal starting at $139.99, full retail price. However, if you buy the e-reader from Amazon, you get three months of Kindle Unlimited at no extra cost. Best Buy, meanwhile, is offering a $20 discount if you buy two.
Amazon is also offering the 2021 Paperwhite as part of a bundle that includes a power adapter and either a Cloth cover for $189.97 or a Leather cover for $179.97, both of which are $20 off. The 32 GB, ad-free Signature Edition is on sale at Amazon for $249.97 ($20 off) also as part of a discounted bundle that also includes a “cork” cover and wireless charging dock.
Unfortunately, if you’re looking for the Kindle Paperwhite Kids Edition, that’s just the case available at Amazon and best buy now for $159.99, the standard retail price, or as a two-pack for around $300. Again, you need to use the promo code 2PACK at Amazon to apply the $20 discount on a pair.
While there are currently no discounts on the 2021 Kindle Paperwhite — aside from the discounts currently available across the various bundles — retailers like Amazon and Best Buy often slash the price of the last-gen model to $89 during the big shopping holidays and bigger sales events, $99.
The 2018 e-reader is now available from Amazon 8GB, ad-supported configuration for $109.99 ($20 off), as well as the 32GB configuration for $129.99 ($30 discount). Additionally, Amazon is offering the latest generation Kindle Paperwhite as part of a bundle in select color configurations. These packages contain either the 8GB e-reader with ads for $179.97 or the 32GB reader with advertising for $209.97along with a cloth bag and power pack.
The Kindle Oasis is the most expensive of the range, starting at $250. The device comes in two storage configurations, 8GB or 32GB, and like the other models, you can get it with or without ads on the lock screen.
The Kindle Oasis 2019 looks very similar to the previous model. It retains its waterproof 7-inch 300ppi E Ink display and supports Audible audiobooks via Bluetooth. However, unlike previous models, it can adjust the color temperature to a yellow-tinted display, making it easier to read at night.
In the past we’ve seen the 8GB Kindle Oasis drop as low as $174.99, which is the lowest price yet for this configuration. While there are currently no deals just for the Oasis itself, configurations on Amazon start at $249.99 and include three free months of Kindle Unlimited. the 8GB, ad-supported Oasis is $249.99 and the one without ads costs $269.99. If you need more storage space, that is The 32GB version costs $279.99 with ads or $299.99 without. Best Buy sells those too Ad-supported base model for $249.99 or the 32GB variant for $279.99, and offers a $20 discount when you buy two. Amazon is currently running the same promotion, offering $20 off a pair with promo code 2PACK.
If you’re looking for a deal, the Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle is currently available in select configurations on Amazon for $30 off the normal list price. At the moment you can get either that 8GB, ad-supported configuration for only $279.97 or the 32GB variant for $309.97both of which come with power supply and fabric or leather upholstery.
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