Which is the Best Kindle to Buy?

Posted by Mayank on September 8, 2012 in Kindle

Amazon on Sept 6th announced arrival of several new devices in the Kindle Fire category, while phasing out and announcing quite a few devices in the Kindle E-Reader Category. In fact, broadly speaking, they’ve created two new families – Kindle E-Reader family and Kindle Fire family.

There were already a lot of Kindles to deal with and now, there is a lot more choice and complexity available when you plan to buy a Kindle. Last year, there used to be 7 different Kindles available at 11 different prices. Today, there are 8 different Kindles at 13 different prices.

With all these absolutely lovely devices and price choices available, how do you make a selection? Which is the best Kindle for you? Here’s a quick short review of all the Kindle devices available to help you be make a better choice when you buy a Kindle.

In this post, you will be able to find our details of all the Kindles available and our recommendation for each of them and also you will get to know the best Kindle to buy. Irrespective of whichever Kindle you prefer or decide to buy, all of them come with free cloud storage for all the Amazon content so you don’t have to worry about running out of storage space.

which is the best kindle to buy

Which is the Best Kindle to Buy?

1. Kindle Paperwhite:

kindle paperwhiteKindle Paperwhite is an absolutely stunning and gorgeous Kindle. Kindle Paperweight is just like love at first sight. It looks so much better, it feels so much better – it is just awesome! It is our choice of best Kindle to buy.

Kindle Paperwhite has 62% more pixels and packs in 25% better contrast when compared to previous Kindle versions. It has built-in light and even with that it lasts 8 weeks without charge.

Kindle Paperwhite is a Wi-Fi modeal and it comes in 2 variants – with or without special offers. Kindle Paperwhite with special offers comes for $119 and Kindle Paperwhite without special offers comes for $139. I prefer to go for Kindle Paperwhite with special offers rather than paying extra $20 as I do not mind ads or offers when I’m not using my Kindle.

For further details, check Amazon site or read Kindle Paperwhite Review.

Our Recommendation: Highly Recommended. Get it now!

Average User Rating: ★★★★★

 

2. Kindle Fire HD

kindle fire hdKindle Fire HD is an absolutely incredible device at $199. Have a look at the features and you will understand the true value of the device. Kindle Fire HD is the best value for money in the 7″ tablet category and our choice for best Kindle to buy.

Kindle Fire HD packs in 1280×800 HD display along with Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers for immersive, virtual surround sound. It also the only tablet to have dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming.

Kindle Fire HD is available in 2 variants – 32 GB storage and 64 GB storage. Kindle Fire HD with 32GB storage costs $199 and Kindle Fire HD with 64GB storage costs $249. Kindle Fire HD is available for pre-order and will ship September 14.

For further details, check Amazon site or read Kindle Paperwhite Review.

Our Recommendation: Amazon might be insane giving away Kindle Fire HD at this price. Great buy at the price!

Average User Rating: ★★★★★

 

3. Kindle Paperwhite 3G

kindle paperwhiteKindle Paperwhite 3G is exactly the same as Kindle Paperwhite, with the exception that it is 3G enabled. Kindle Paperwhite is an absolutely stunning and gorgeous Kindle. Kindle Paperweight is just like love at first sight. It looks so much better, it feels so much better – it is just awesome!

With 3G option, you don’t have to scout for Wi-Fi availability and you can download any book anytime or anywhere without paying any fees.

Kindle Paperwhite 3G comes in 2 variants – with or without special offers. Kindle Paperwhite 3G with special offers comes for $179 and Kindle Paperwhite 3G without special offers comes for $199. I prefer to go for Kindle Paperwhite instead of Kindle Paperwhite 3G because I do not travel much and I’m more or less stationed. My friends and family members, who travel a lot – they prefer the 3G option.

For further details, check Amazon site or read Kindle Paperwhite 3G Review.

Our Recommendation – Go for Kindle Paperwhite 3G if you do travel a lot.

Average User Rating: ★★★★½

 

4. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″

kindle fire hd 8.9Amazon is hoping to make a dent in a tablet computer market dominated by Apple’s iPad by introducing Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. Amazon has introduced lower-priced tablets at thin, if any, profit margins to boost sales of digital items from its online store.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ packs in a lot more punch and is powered by 1920×1200 HD display, Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers and Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming. You also get to do free Skype video calls with front-facing HD camera.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is available in 2 variants – 16GB and 32GB storage. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ with 16GB storage costs $299 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ with 32GB storage costs $369. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is available for pre-order and will ship November 20.

For further details, check Amazon site or read Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Review.

Our Recommendation – Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ for $299 costs a cool $100 lesser than the cheapest iPad. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is a powerful device and the best tablet Android lovers can own.

Average User Rating: ★★★★½

 

5. Kindle

kindleAmazon has even revamped the existing Kindle. It weighs 6 ounces less, which makes it lighter than a paperback and even fits in your pocket. It has 15% faster page turns. Kindle sports new darker, hand-tuned fonts for easier reading. It reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight.

Even after packing all these features, Amazon has reduced the entry price for Kindle. Kindle is available in 2 variants – with or without special offers. Kindle with special offers is available for $69 and Kindle without special offers is available for $89.

Kindle has sharp, clear text, is easy on eyes and you can read it in any position. Kindle lasts 4 weeks on a single charge and has 2GB storage on device. For further details, check Amazon site or read Kindle Review.

Our Recommendation: Kindle is a pretty good buy at such a low price ($69).

Average User Rating: ★★★★½

 

7. Kindle Fire

kindle fireThe original Kindle Fire, introduced last year has been upgraded to boast a 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Result is that Kindle Fire is now 40% faster and more fluid than before. Kindle Fire comes with 8 GB on-device memory and the price has been dropped to just $159 to compete Google Nexus 7 tablet.

Kindle also boasts all the new features introduced in the Kindle family and is a great buy at the price. For further details, check Amazon site or read Kindle Review.

Our Recommendation: A great buy at $159. It has a great and better competitor at just $40 extra – Kindle Fire HD.

Average User Rating: ★★★★☆

 

8. Kindle Keyboard 3G

kindle keyboardKindle Keyboard 3G is a hugely popular Kindle device. It is not surprising that Amazon has still retained it in it’s lineup as readers still love it and want to buy it.

Kindle Keyboard 3G can hold up to 3,500 books and lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. Kindle’s high-contrast E Ink display delivers clear, crisp text and images that you can read without eye strain. For extended periods of reading, E Ink displays deliver the best reading experience.

Kindle Keyboard 3G is available in 2 variants – with and without special offers. Kindle Keyboard 3G with special offers costs $139 and Kindle Keyboard 3G without special offers costs $159. For further details, check Amazon site or read Kindle Keyboard 3G Review.

Our Recommendation: Better Kindle devices available but it is still popular who like to have keyboard and a controller.

Average User Rating: ★★★★☆

 

9. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless

kindle fire hd 8.9Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless is the premium category of Kindle devices. Amazon has packed in enough punch to make it compete with the iPad. Amazon is trying to has introduced lower-priced tablets at thin, if any, profit margins to boost sales of digital items from its online store.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless packs in a lot more punch and is powered by 1920×1200 HD display, Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers and Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming. You also get to do free Skype video calls with front-facing HD camera.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless is available in 2 variants – 32GB and 64GB storage. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless with 32GB storage costs $499 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless with 64GB storage costs $599. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless is available for pre-order and will ship November 20.

For further details, check Amazon site or read Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless Review.

Our Recommendation – Amazon has partnered with AT&T to provide 4G at just $50 per year, but the monthly downoad limit is just 250MB and you will end up buying more cellular data. With Apple iPad event likely to happen in October, you can defer buying this device for a while.

Average User Rating: ★★★½☆

 

 

So, Finally – Which is the Best Kindle to Buy?

In our opinion, Kindle Paperwhite for $119 is the best Kindle to buy. We believe that the Kindle Paperwhite 3G is a good option for those who travel a lot. All others will do well with Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle Fire HD is an equally awesome buy and a pretty good device for the whole family.

 

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