Amazon's newest Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are on sale at all-time high discounts

Amazon's newest Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are on sale at all-time high discounts
Amazon really wants you to buy its in-house hardware ahead of Mother's Day, selling almost every single Echo device and Fire tablet at a nice discount right now. Of course, the e-commerce giant hasn't given up on e-readers either, manufacturing basic but popular Kindles for close to 12 years now and unsurprisingly offering some decent deals on its latest models at the time of this writing.

We're talking both last fall's Kindle Paperwhite upgrade and the "all-new" entry-level Kindle variant that saw daylight less than a couple of months ago. The non-water-resistant Kindle (2019) is actually on sale for the first time ever, fetching 20 bucks less than usual both with and without special offers, aka sponsored screensavers, aka lockscreen ads. In case you're wondering, this is the ninth, yes, ninth edition of the standard Amazon Kindle, and in addition to a decent 6-inch glare-free display that purportedly "reads like real paper", it also has a built-in front light, 4 gigs of internal storage space, and "weeks" of battery life going for it.
In terms of savings, you're looking at spending 22 percent less than usual with "special offers" and a 3-month Kindle Unlimited subscription included at no extra charge. That's a $29.97 value, mind you, providing access to millions of e-books you'd otherwise have to individually buy or rent. Just keep in mind your free subscription will automatically renew at $9.99 a month once your first 90 days are up if you don't remember to manually cancel it at any time.

The same cool freebie is offered alongside a fourth-generation Kindle Paperwhite already marked down by a substantial $40 (31 percent with 8GB storage and special offers). This is actually not a first-of-its-kind deal, but it's been almost four months since the last time Amazon cut the price of this bad boy so drastically.
The newest Kindle Paperwhite is also available in a 32 gig variant at the same $40 discount, both models resisting full water immersion while greatly improving the 167 ppi resolution of the standard Kindle's screen to 300 pixels per inch. The battery life is rated at weeks of use between charges as well and the costlier Kindle also has a sleeker flush-front design going for it.

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2 Comments

1. yalokiy

Posts: 1014; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Lots of people complain about battery life of the new Kindle Paperwhite. Can somebody who owns it confirm?

2. emcdonald75

Posts: 161; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I own the Kindle Oasis 2 and the battery life sux. For avid readers, the battery life is depleted in less than a day if you read for 2-3 hours. Amazon needs to improve battery life, switch to the USB Type-C charger, and for God sakes, throw in a headphone jack. Everything else is great. I wish updates were over the air (OTA) but that’s just me. I have to plug the Kindle into my laptop after downloading the update.

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