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Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle
alaScore 95

65714 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65714 reviews of Amazon Kindle. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The performance and portability also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the battery and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed opinions about the durability. Many are less positive about the price.

portability, usability, design, size, battery

price

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)Amazon Kindle Leather Cover, Black (will only fit Kindle)Amazon Kindle Fire HD Soft Silicone Case Cover + Screen Protection Kit & Sock Cover For Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Orange)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65213 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and performance are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, U.S. Wireless)Kindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)Amazon Kindle Fire 5ft USB to Micro-USB Cable (works with most Micro-USB Tablets)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Will Smith (maclife.com)

Amazon Kindle

 

Steve Jobs once famously dismissed Amazon's original Kindle, bluntly saying, "People don't read anymore." Steve, we hate to say it, but we disagree. Despite the miracle of the iTunes Store, where pop-culture connoisseurs enjoy instant gratification for...

Great screen. Instant access to hundreds of thousands of books. Sexy small and light. Holds 1,500 books. No monthly fee

Expensive. No direct PDF support. Needs a protective case

Jul, 2009
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Expert review by: Will Smith (maximumpc.com)

Amazon Kindle

 

We've long appreciated the concept of the eBook, but we've been disappointed in its execution. The old Franklin readers ate batteries, had small screens, and included only a meager selection of books. Sony's Reader has a better battery life, but the...

Cheap books. Great screen and impressive battery life; when not using wireless

Closed eBook format locks you into the Kindle forever. Expensive. Doesn't support PDF

The Kindle is an extremely promising platform, but until Amazon commits to building a migration path for users to move their books from one eBook platform to another, we just can’t give it a glowing recommendation.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Amazon Kindle Hands-On

 

Yesterday, I had a chance to play with the Amazon Kindle, a connected eBook that is generating a lot of [...]

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

 

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX packs a gorgeous 7-inch display, a very fast processor and one-touch tech support into a sleeker design.

Wonderfully speedy ; Fantastic full-HD screen; Built-in tech support; Great parental controls; Huge library of content; Good battery life

Limited browser options; No microSD card slot; Lacks back camera

The increasing number of very good sub-$200 tablets is making it harder to justify the premium for more expensive devices such as the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. Nevertheless, this $229 (for base model) device is a fantastic value. You get a superior HD...

Oct, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle (2012)

 

Last year, we awarded the entry-level Amazon Kindle our Editors' Choice for its excellent value, slim form factor, and robust ebook ecosystem. This year, Amazon introduced the higher-end Kindle Paperwhite, which got most of the press ink thanks to its...

New lower price. Lightweight. Even better contrast than last year's model. Packed Kindle Store

No touch screen. No memory card slot or ePub support. Ad-free version costs $20 extra

The $69 base version of the Amazon Kindle is even better than before, thanks to a price drop and a slightly improved display.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (7-inch)

 

To put a review of the Kindle Fire HD in perspective, you have to peer just a tiny bit into the past. It was barely a week ago that the world watched Amazon begin a magical transformation from that of a humble multinational that retails every product...

Terrific display ; Ecosystem with Prime is outstanding ; Faster performance all around

Software can be buggy and sluggish ; App selection is still weak ; For lean-back experiences only

There are two devices in this review

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

Kindle Fire review

 

When planning my review of the Kindle Fire, I knew I'd need two things: time, and a big list of music, movies, and books I wanted to dive into. I say that because I assumed going into the review that the Fire wasn't about to take the place of my...

Great Amazon content ecosystem ; User friendly, consistent UI ; Affordable

Software can be buggy ; Amazon Appstore has limited selection ; Uninspired hardware

Amazon gets into the tablet game in a big way with the $199.99 Kindle Fire

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire review

 

It seems like ages since Amazon introduced us to the $199 Fire at a hectic New York City event, but in truth that was only about six weeks ago. Maybe our

Incredible price ; Very solid construction ; Easy access to lots and lots of premium media

Middling performance ; No Android Market access ; Occasionally clumsy interface

Amazon's first tablet can't quite match the experience of the competition, but for half the price it doesn't have to.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jon Phillips (wired.com)

Is This Really the Tablet Everyone’s Talking About?

 

As an assembly of physical components, the Fire lives at the bottom of the tablet food chain, and this limits what the Fire can actually do as a mobile device. But all those consumers who pre-ordered the Fire knew this going in, right?

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (anandtech.com)

Amazon Kindle (4th Gen) Review

 

The new Kindle Fire may have gotten most of the attention when Amazon refreshed its Kindle lineup this year, but Amazon is still very much in the e-reader market. The fourth-generation Kindle, the Kindle Touch, and the Kindle Touch 3G all promise to...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Amazon designed Kindle to provide an exceptional reading experience. Thanks to electronic paper, a revolutionary new display technology, reading Kindle's screen is as sharp and natural as reading ink on paper - and nothing like the strain and glare of a computer screen. Kindle is also easy on the fingertips. It never becomes hot and is designed for ambidextrous use so both "lefties" and "righties" can read comfortably at any angle for long periods of time. Kindle was wanted to be completely mobile and simple to use for everyone, so it has been made wireless. No PC and no syncing needed. Using the same 3G network as advanced cellphones, Amazon delivers your content using its own wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet. Unlike WiFi, you'll never need to locate a hotspot. There are no confusing service plans, yearly contracts, or monthly wireless bills - Amazon takes care of the hassles so you can just read. With Whispernet, you can be anywhere, think of a book, and get it in one minute. Similarly, your content automatically comes to you, wherever you are. Newspaper subscriptions are delivered wirelessly each morning. Most magazines arrive before they hit newsstands. Haven't read the book for tomorrow night's book club? Get it in a minute. Finished your book in the airport? Download the sequel while you board the plane. Whether you're in the mood for something serious or hilarious, lighthearted or studious, Kindle delivers your spontaneous reading choices on demand. And because Amazon knows you can't judge a book by its cover, Kindle lets you download and read the beginning of books for free. This way, you can try it out - if you like it, simply buy and download with 1-Click, right from your Kindle, and continue reading. Want to try a newspaper as well? All newspaper subscriptions start with a risk-free two-week trial. Kindle's paperback size and expandable memory let you travel light with your library. With the freedom to download what you want, when you want, Amazon hopes you'll never again find yourself stuck without a great read.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Battery

Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in/0.7in
Height:7.5in/8in
Weight:10.2oz/10.4oz
Width:5.3in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:6in
Diagonal Size (metric):15.2cm
Technology:E Ink

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Amazon.com
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Amazon Kindle

Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO/EDGE / GPRS / AT&T / HSDPA
Type:Wireless cellular modem

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader
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