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Amazon Kindle eReader Review

An impressive e-reader in its own right, at a price that undercuts the rest of the market.

November 14, 2011
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Conclusion

Among the latest salvo of affordable eReading options is the Amazon Kindle Touch, a touchscreen eInk eReader that not only is very impressive, but at a price point that undercuts the rest of the market by a decent margin with superior library support and features that just blow everything else out of the water at the moment.

That's not to say that this is a perfect eReader, but as far as we've seen, this is the new gold standard in the eReader market. Some people may get annoyed at the almost-invisible artifacts left by the screen not refreshing every time you turn a page, or the fact that there is no longer a keyboard. Other people will lament that the touchscreen isn't as quick as an LCD screen, but really, there hasn't been much of anything released as a pure eReader to dethrone the Amazon Kindle Touch.

In addition to the latest salvo in the tablet and eReader market, Amazon has unveiled its revamped cloud storage platform, along with a massive user lending library, as well as partnerships with over 11,000 local libraries for lending eBooks. No other tablets but the Amazon Kindle family has access to anything quite like this, and when you take this into consideration, it's hard to posit that another eReader has better value than the Amazon Kindle Touch.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Email & Web Browsing
  8. Internet Apps
  9. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  10. Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Comparison
  11. Barnes & Noble Nook Color Comparison
  12. Conclusion
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