Amazon Kindle Touch

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With so many new Kindles to choose from, it's important to make the right decision for you and your family. Do you go all-in with a Kindle Fire? Skate by with the bargain basement Kindle? Or, like Goldilocks, do you choose something in the middle? The $100 Kindle Touch ($139 without ads) is that middle option. While the touchscreen might feel like a "new and fresh" twist on the typical e-reader, in reality the device is still riffing on Amazon's original Kindle, with few tweaks to shake up...

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Basic Specs

Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Technology E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen type IR
File support PDF

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Tech Specs

Pricing / SKUs

SKU description Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch with Special Offers

Hardware

Height 6.77 inches
Width 4.72 inches
Thickness 0.4 inches
Weight 0.47 pounds
Primary orientation Portrait
Color Silver
Speakers Yes

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 800 px
PPI 167
Screen shades 16
Technology E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen type IR
Multitouch Yes

Software

Operating system Other
File support PDF
Audio file support MP3

Storage

Internal size 4 GB
External storage No

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b

Ports

Headphone jack 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB

Battery

Removable No

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8.0

Average User Review

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  • Performance 7
  • Battery life 9

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Christopher Malone (Currently owns)

    I got the Kindle Touch with Special Offers today for my birthday and here are my first impressions.

    It is really comfortable to hold. It has a soft yet grippy back and it is very easy to hold one handed.
    I don't really care much for the design. The grey color looks boring to me and the home button looks odd too. I would've rather not had a Kindle logo on the front of the device but I guess Amazon wanted to advertise itself.

    The Kindle was surprisingly responsive however the e-ink screen caused it to appear slower than it actually was. Organizing your books into folders is not easy since you have to do it from the Kindle instead of being able to do so from your computer.

    I love e-ink screens. It is like paper but better. There is little to no glare unlike paper and no backlight keeps your eyes from getting strained.

    My Kindle Touch came about seventy-five percent charged, however since it is my first day of having it, I cannot say what the battery life is.

    If you aren't afraid of hacking, you can get the Kindle Touch with Special Offers and remove the ads to save a few bucks, however I will not tell you how to do so.

    All in all, I would recommend the Kindle Touch.

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    Reviewed by lk (Currently owns)

    The Kindle Touch is minimalistic and good-looking in its design (but it is nothing special) with only one button on the front and one other button (the screen lock). Its software is Java-based, not Android like its counterpart, the Nook Simple Touch. But it gets the job done with search, X-ray, and Easy Reach. It has the best ecosystem among E-readers. Its performance is fast, with the exception of getting it unlocked, which is a minor annoyance. It has a very crisp and easy to use touchscreen E-ink Pearl display that only refreshes every 6 page turns in most books. Its battery lasts for a long time, depending on web use, downloads, and whether you are on WiFi. In all, this is the best option for an E-reader currently on the market.

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