Best Kindles for Reading, According to Publisher’s Tests

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Who is better for: Most people – this is the best balance between price and performance.
What you will love: It is waterproof and has adjustable brightness and warmth options.
What you should know: It is slightly heavier and taller than some other models.

Important specifications: 8 GB (with a separate 32 GB version), 6.8 inch screen and 300 PPI

the Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite is a universal device that will probably appeal to most readers. It has a crisp, high-quality screen that’s super responsive, and turning the page is significantly more transparent than the economy model below. We like that the screen has adjustable brightness and heat settings, so you can customize the display to be more pleasing to your eyes. There is even an option to set the brightness on an automatic schedule.

The Kindle Paperwhite can connect to headphones or Bluetooth speakers, so you can also listen to audiobooks through Audible. The 8 GB of storage holds more books than you can dream of (thousands!), But the Signature Edition 32 GB is a better option for heavy audiobook listeners, as these files take up more space.

At just over 7 ounces, the eReader itself is slightly heavier than the others on this list, but it’s still easy to carry in a shoulder bag. And if you’re upgrading from a previous generation of Paperwhite, keep in mind that the latest edition is slightly larger, so you won’t be able to use the case for your old Kindle. It’s also the only Kindle that charges via a USB-C cable, which is included – all the others on this list have micro USB ports.

To buy: amazon.com, $ 140

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