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Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011)

Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011)
alaScore 93

356 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 reviews of Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011). 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. People really like the size and screen. The price and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, price, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 user reviews of Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Amazon Kindle 4 (4th gen, 2011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Amazon Kindle review (2011)

 

The latest Kindle forgoes bells and whistles such as a touchscreen or physical keyboard, making it one bare-bones device. Still, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better e-reader at this price.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Engadget (engadget.com)

Amazon Kindle review (2010)

 

Slimmed down and lighter, Improved E Ink screen, Reduced price

Page turning buttons are a bit awkward, No EPUB support, No memory expansion

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle (fall 2011) review: Amazon Kindle (fall 2011)

 

Amazon Kindle (fall 2011)

The entry-level ; is a compact, lightweight, and ultra-affordable e-book reader with a crisp Pearl 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...

The lack of a touch screen means that input is limited to a cumbersome directional pad and virtual keyboard. There is no support for audio. All accessories--including a cover and an AC charger--cost extra. You need to spend an extra $30 if you don't...

If you don't want to spend the extra $20 to upgrade to the forthcoming touch-screen version, the entry-level 2011 Kindle is a great choice for an ultraportable and superaffordable no-frills e-ink reader.

Sep, 2012

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Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle (2011)

 

The fourth-generation Amazon Kindle, which starts at just $79, is impossible to beat as an inexpensive, easy-to-use ebook reader.

Lowest-priced Kindle to date. Significantly smaller and lighter than before. High-contrast screen. Kindle Store is fun to browse and is packed with books, lists, and customer reviews.

Ad-free version costs $30 extra. Page turn buttons are a little awkward to press. No memory card slot or ePub support.

Shopping, Apps, and Special OffersThe Kindle Store and related ecosystem remains the single biggest reason to choose a Kindle over a Nook or another ebook reader. Essentially, it works a lot like Amazon's desktop site. The store is easy to browse from...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Ziegler (theverge.com)

Kindle (2011) review

 

While the Kindle Fire tablet stole the show at Amazon's recent press event (and the Kindle Touch took whatever scraps of attention were left), something else amazing happened: the company announced...

Smallest Kindle ever (and it's really small) ; Plenty of battery life ; Special Offers are tasteful, helpful

On-screen keyboard is a pain to use ; Page controls are oddly-placed ; No 3G option

For $79, you really can't go wrong

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle (fall 2011) review

 

A lot of people have been waiting a long time for Amazon.com to drop the price of its Kindle to less than $100. Well, that day is here, but Amazon has thrown a little wrench into the equation: it's offering two sub-$100 models, the $79 entry-level...

The entry-level Amazon Kindle 2011 is a compact, lightweight, and ultra-affordable e-book reader with a crisp Pearl e-ink screen and Wi-Fi. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, and newspapers via Amazon.com's familiar online...

The lack of a touch screen means that input is limited to a cumbersome directional pad and virtual keyboard. There is no support for audio. All accessories--including a cover and an AC charger--cost extra. You need to spend an extra $30 if you don't...

If you don't want to spend the extra $20 to upgrade to the forthcoming touch-screen version, the entry-level 2011 Kindle is a great choice for an ultraportable and superaffordable no-frills e-ink reader.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : tjchan (justanothermobilemonday.com)

Amazon Kindle 4th Generation – Kindle Up For Amazing Reading!

 

Guess what came in the mail yesterday? An Amazon Kindle courtesy of Salado Press (I'm currently working on a project that involves converting their books over to a digital format for all major e-Reading devices). Only $79.00 for an ad supported model...

I’m very happy with the Kindle so far. This pencil thin eBook device is lightweight and easy to use. Stay tuned as we’ll soon talk more about e-Readers and how to make the most of them.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Dave McClintock (computershopper.com)

Amazon Kindle 2011 (With Special Offers) Review and Ratings

 

The cheapest on-ramp to Amazon's vast pool of content, this $79 Kindle is a light, well-made device for the money. To save a few bucks versus the competition, though, you'll have to tolerate this e-reader's awkward onscreen keyboard, lack of touch...

Low price ; Sleek and light ; Well-placed page-turn buttons ; File conversions by e-mail ; Cloud-based storage of notes and page location

Low price means you'll see ads ; Lacks touch input, memory-card slots, or audio playback ; Virtual keyboard is tiring to use ; AC adapter costs extra ; Meager font choices ; Still no ePub support

Amazon should be praised for filling this niche in its product line: an e-reader that costs less than its major competitors, serving those who wanted a trimmer, cheaper version of the 2010 Kindle without a keyboard. And, we have to think, at least a...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Amazon Kindle 4

 

Extremely affordable and portable, good Pearl E Ink display

Navigation not a joy without touchscreen or keyboard, only basic features

If you're a novel reader who doesn't take notes and has little use for a keyboard, the Kindle 4 is an enticing proposition. When you buy into the Amazon ecosystem you get their very large and competitively priced ebookstore and their excellent customer...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jen Edwards (TabletPCReview.com)

New Amazon Kindle Review

 

The latest Amazon Kindle electronic reading device is, in some ways, a game changer. It is an evolution of the product that brought eBooks to the masses, but it's also the first major eReader to come in well under the magic $100 price point. Two...

Extremely light and portable ; Sharp screen, readable in all conditions ; Fast page turns with no annoying flash

No speakers for text to speech or music playback ; Software keyboard not suitable for note taking ; No user-replaceable battery or memory expansion slot ; Screen requires external light for night reading

For those new to the joys of electronic reading, however, this newest Kindle is an excellent choice. It's smaller and lighter than ever, and the $79 price tag for the special offers version is impossible to beat. If you're more interested in reading...

Oct, 2011

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