If you didn’t grab the latest-generation Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite during Amazon’s Black Friday sales, both devices have been heavily discounted again, matching the best prices we’ve ever seen. The 2019 Kindle is currently available for $59.99, while the Paperwhite is $84.99.
Note that those sale prices only apply to the models that display ads, though you can pay a one-time fee to remove those “Special Offers” if they’re more annoying than you expect after making the purchase. You can also buy the versions without ads at a similarly discounted rate, though the prices aren’t quite low as those listed above. The Kindle without Special Offers is listed at $79.99 while the ad-free 8 GB Paperwhite is going for $104.99, while the 32 GB version is $129.99.
It’s also probably worth mentioning that both of the Kindles can be bundled with three months of free access to Kindle Unlimited—Amazon’s Netflix for e-books—but you’ll have to choose that option on the product page before adding the item(s) to your cart because it isn’t selected by default. You’ll also have to remember to cancel the subscription when that three months is up because it will renew automatically.
The ad-supported 2019 Kindle normally sells for $89.99 and features 4 GB of storage, a 6-inch glare-free display with 167 pixels per inch and a built-in light adjustable front light that lets you read indoors or outdoors—even in direct sunlight. Other specs include a battery life that lasts up to four weeks if you read for half an hour per day with wireless off and the light set to 13, and support for Bluetooth so you can listen to books with the Kindle’s built-in text-to-speech tech or audiobooks from Audible.
Meanwhile, the 2018 8 GB Kindle Paperwhite with ads usually fetches $129.99 and bumps those specifications forward a notch or two. You’re looking at another 6-inch glare-free display but this one has 300 pixels per inch and five LEDs for lighting instead of four LEDs on the regular Kindle. The Paperwhite also has a sleeker design that sees the display situated flush with its bezel, and it has an IPX8 waterproof rating that can withstand being submerged in two meters of fresh water for up to an hour.
If your budget extends as far as $199.99, the Kindle Paperwhite with cellular connectivity is also discounted by $50. Along with supporting Wi-Fi, it can connect to a cellular network so you can download books and documents on the go. The cost of this service is rolled into the higher base price so there are no ongoing charges or subscriptions—it’s essentially free once you buy the fancier Paperwhite.
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