One of the top e-readers in the market, the Amazon Kindle continues to be a name that nearly anyone would recognize. Mostly due to the great features that come with it and the vast library of books that can be purchased from its in-house store (some of which are free). Now, the entry-level model has received a big improvement.
The biggest highlight that the new Amazon Kindle E-Reader gets to brag about is the new 300 ppi screen (previously 167 ppi). You used to have to invest in the Kindle Paperwhite Edition to get the crisper screen. However, now it is also available on the normal Kindle it appears. This is big news since it was one of the biggest selling points of the Paperwhite model.
In addition to this, it now has 16GB of space vs the original 8GB. This is enough to store quite a few thousand books. So this is more than enough for the average reader/collector. Now only that, but it also makes use of a USB-C port for charging. Allowing it to join the modern race toward universal device connectivity.
The only catch is the price as it does come in at just $10 higher than it used to. MSRP is now $99 (at the time of writing this) vs the original $89 price tag. Despite this, it is still a great catch for the price. Unless you want some of the more intriguing features of the Paperwhite (which we still recommend). The most important is the fact that the Paperwhite is waterproof, allowing you to make use of it practically anywhere. Including floating in the pool with your favorite glass of wine.
However, if being waterproof isn’t really a concern of yours, the entry-level Kindle is now one of the best “$100 or less” models out there in the market.