Amazon’s Kindle range has always been delineated by desirable features to readers, but the new entry-level Kindle is closing the gap. Now in its tenth generation, the Kindle 2019 gets a front light screen for the first time. That means reading in the dark is now a possibility.
It’s still compact and lightweight, and still gets a 167 ppi E Ink display. That has better contrast levels, though, compared to the old model. Inside there’s 4GB of storage – enough for “thousands” of ebooks – and both WiFi and Bluetooth. No 3G option, however: for that, along with waterproofing, you’ll need to look to the Kindle Paperwhite.
The price has increased $10 over the old model, but the changes Amazon has made to the Kindle 2019 are likely to justify that for most users. It comes in at under $90 with Special Offers.