The new, released last November, is back on sale for $90, or $40 off its list price of $130. It’s hit that price previously, but we’ve never seen it for less than $90.
Meanwhile, the new entry-level Kindle, which features an integrated light, is also being discounted: it’s $65 ($25 off). That’s also a good deal, but the Paperwhite is worth the extra $25 because it has a higher resolution display (and is waterproof).
Amazon recently announced that it’s holding an. But it’s more likely to be introducing new Echo devices rather than new Kindles at that event.
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If you’re shopping for someone who’s looking for a dedicated e-reader, this is a great deal. The new Paperwhite is the Goldilocks in Amazon’s line:
- It’s 10% thinner and lighter than the previous version.
- It has a “flush-front” design with a back made of a softer, grippy material instead of hard plastic.
- It’s fully waterproof like the high-end and has a plastic screen that Amazon says is shatter- and scratch-resistant.
- It has Bluetooth built-in, for integration with Amazon’s Audible audiobook service.
It was an enthusiastic CNET Editors’ Choice at $130. At $90, it’s a great deal. (.)
Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new sale prices.