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Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 reviews of Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The price and portability also get good comments. Comments about the storage and reliability are mixed, while many are less positive about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Review: How much better is the new version of the entry-level Kindle?

 

The most affordable Kindle is now thinner, lighter and has a few other small upgrades. So how good is it?

The most affordable Kindle gets a subtle but worthwhile design upgrade (it's slimmer, lighter and less angular) and adds Bluetooth audio for accessibility, so visually impaired readers can hear VoiceView audio.

No integrated light; price hasn't gotten any lower.

While the 2016 Kindle isn't a huge improvement over its predecessor, it's a perfectly good e-reader with a clearly improved design and a big upgrade for the visually impaired.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle (2012) review: Excellent no-frills e-ink reader

 

Amazon's most affordable Kindle lacks the touch screen and self-illuminating screen found on step-up e-readers, but it costs a mere $69.

The entry-level ; 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 online loaners...

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.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Séamus Bellamy (techhive.com)

Amazon Kindle (2016) review: Very inexpensive, but just a little too basic

 

You'll understand its low price tag the moment you sit down to read.

Inexpensive ; Well built, yet lightweight ; Extraordinary battery life

Low-resolution display ; No backlight ; Narrow bezels can result in inadvertent touchscreen interaction ; "With special offers" models display ads on their lock screens

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Amazon Kindle 2016, First Take: Affordable, but backlight-free

 

Amazon's latest Kindle is being presented as the company's most affordable e-reader ever. At £59.99 (inc. VAT, or £69.99 to remove 'special offers' which are essentially advertising and sponsored screensavers), it's considerably cheaper than any of the...

Sep, 2016

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Kindle (2016)

 

Eager to get an e-reader, but want to save some cash and so aren't fussed about fancy additions? The budget Kindle (2016) from Amazon might be the perfect way to move on from your dusty collection of hardbacks.

Cheap and cheerful, but still very good – it's the perfect first e-reader.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Amazon Kindle 3 review

 

Is the new Amazon Kindle the best e-book reader?

UK Amazon books ; Charcoal design ; WiFi version is very affordable

Slow browsing ; Pictures don't look great ; Still black and white

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle (2016) review

 

Want to feed your Game of Thrones addiction? The £60 Kindle squeezes those massive tomes into a pocketable slice of tech

The price is right, but looks and feel haven't taken a hit to get there ; Light and long-lasting - you'll be able to take it everywhere ; A perfect present for your fable-loving family members

Bedtime reader? Pack a torch - there's no light here ; If you don't want ads, that'll be another tenner

The best budget e-reader around, but you'll need to pack a night light for post-bedtime reading

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle (2016) review

 

An update to a classic

Improved design ; Affordable ; Increased storage

No backlight ; Screen could be better ; Low price

The 2016 version of the Amazon Kindle improved the design and its internals to make it the best affordable ereader even better. Since then we've seen a revamped Kindle, but if you can find this for less it's still well worth considering.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (tech.firstpost.com)

Amazon Kindle - A Class Apart

 

Amazon's star eBook reader gets reviewed; here's what we think of it.

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle (2016) review: The best low-cost e-reader you can buy

 

The Amazon Kindle might lack audiobook playback and waterproofing but it's still a great e-reader

Cheap ; Does everything you need ; Responsive touchscreen

No light ; No physical buttons

With so many features it's hard to criticise the basic Amazon Kindle, even if its overall design is still a little lacking. If you don't mind the plastic finish and the lack of night light doesn't bother you, then the new Kindle has plenty to recommend...

Oct, 2018

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