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Amazon Kindle

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65733 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and screen. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are negative about the performance and reliability.

usability, portability, design, screen, size

reliability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2961 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, usability, design, reliability, durability

price, features

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover (will only fit Kindle Paperwhite)Amazon Kindle Leather Cover (will only fit Kindle)Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70516 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.

usability, portability, screen, design, size

features, 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)Amazon Kindle 9W PowerFast Adapter for Accelerated ChargingKindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)

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Amazon Kindle - A Class Apart

 

Many would say that the Amazon Kindle is what first sparked the eBook reader revolution. Today, we have a ton of eBook readers in the market, which quite honestly, haven't entered the Indian market but you can always get your hands on them if you...

The Amazon Kindle is an excellent eBook reader. It’s a little restricted than other eBook readers in the sense that you can’t simply dump a load of eBooks on the Kindle and start reading them. It’s a great reading experience and although this Wi-Fi...

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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

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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.

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Amazon Kindle Hands-On

 

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

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Test du Amazon Kindle

 

J'ai enfin eu l'occasion de tester le Kindle d'Amazon . C'est un eBook qui est connecté par le réseau téléphonique sans fil pour recevoir des livres, magazines ou même des blogs (il faut s'abonner).

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)

 

The Kindle Fire HD (2013) is Amazon's new ultrabudget tablet that starts at $139. At just $20 more than the company's e-ink Kindle Paperwhite reader, it's at a great price and if all you plan to do is stream videos and music, read books, do some light...

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) is faster than its predecessors, has an affordable price, and runs the latest and greatest version of the Kindle Fire OS.

Its default storage size -- 8GB -- is too little space for most tablet needs. Also, there are no cameras and Amazon's video chat customer support is not available. Ad removal still costs an extra $15.

The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review

 

Since its original iteration in 2011, the Kindle Fire has been solid choice for novice tablet users and those more interested in consuming content than running dozens of apps or fiddling with the finer details of the underlying Android operating system.

Mayday video tech support works ; Great screen ; Snappy performance ; Improved Fire OS ; Feels more like a full Android tablet

Isn’t as comfortable to hold as the Nexus 7 ; Funky button and port layout ; App selection lags Google Play and iPad ; No rear-facing camera ; X-Ray for Music doesn’t work with most songs

Industry-leading processing power and a newbie-friendly Mayday feature make the Fire HDX a nice first tablet, but it’s uncomfortable rigid edges and power/volume button positioning leaves a lot to be desired. Amazon app selection is also still weak.

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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...

Editor's Choice!

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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.

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Amazon Kindle (2012)

 

“If it ain't broke, don't fix it.”

The entry-level Amazon Kindle is a compact, lightweight, and ultra-affordable e-book reader with a crisp e-ink screen and Wi-Fi. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, and newspapers via Amazon.com's familiar online store, plus...

Lacks the touch screen and self-illumination found on more expensive e-readers. All accessories -- including an AC charger -- cost extra.

The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.

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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