When it comes to finding a device to read your ebooks, you have a few options to choose from. You can always buy a tablet or use your smartphone, but those devices are multifunctional and can be used for a lot of things, like surfing the web or doom scrolling on Twitter. If you’re looking for something to strictly read books, e-readers, while niche, are designed to store all your books in a virtual library with limited functionality.
Amazon, one of the pioneers of the e-reader, has dominated the space for years with its Kindle lineup, which consists of several unique models with their own advantages and disadvantages.
Below we’ve listed each model currently on sale. Sometimes there is no deal for one of the products, so we have mentioned the most recent sale price in those cases. While newer models like the 2021 Kindle Paperwhite are only available at full price right now, keep in mind that the retailer is also offering 20 percent off all of its Kindles when you trade in certain devices, so there are other ways to save money. save if none of the models are available at a discount.
Highlights across the range
|Fashion model||Configuration||Colour||Normal price||Selling price||retailer|
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|Kindle (4th Generation) Essentials Bundle||8GB (with ads)||Black or white||$135||$120||Amazon|
|Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Bundle||32GB (without ads)||black||$270||$250||Amazon|
|Kindle Oasis (Third Generation) Essentials Bundle||8GB (with ads)||black||$320||$280||Amazon|
The 10th generation Kindle is Amazon’s most affordable e-reader and as such usually retails for $89.99. Released in 2019, the base Kindle includes a front light, 8GB of storage, and comes with or without ad support. Despite having the same 167 ppi resolution as its predecessors, the latest model has a slightly higher contrast than previous models.
Right now, you can buy a 10th-generation Kindle with lock screen ads from Amazon, Target, and Best Buy starting at $89.99, the typical retail price. If you want one with no ads, you can get it from Amazon for $109.99. If you buy either Kindle model from Amazon, you’ll also receive three months of Kindle Unlimited at no additional cost. Amazon offers a $20 discount when you buy two – use promo code 2PACK at checkout – as is Best Buy, reducing the price of two ad-supported models to $160.
If you’re looking to save some money on additional e-reader accessories, Amazon’s Kindle Essentials bundle costs $119.97 ($15 off) at Amazon; it includes an ad-supported Kindle in black or white, one of three printed covers, and a power adapter.
The Kindle and Oasis entry-level models weren’t the only ones to get a makeover in 2019. Amazon also announced and released the Kindle Kids, which offers age-appropriate content for younger readers who prefer digital books for $109.99 ($20 more than the basics). Kindle at standard MSRP).
The Kindle Kids edition consists of four items: the device, a case, a two-year extended replacement warranty (in the event the device breaks), and one year of Amazon Kids Plus service. The latter is the device’s biggest selling point, aside from the kid-friendly patterns, as it allows parents to give their kids access to a digital library of kid-friendly books like Percy Jackson and the hobbit without extra costs.
While we’ve seen the Kindle Kids drop to $60 during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s currently only available on Amazon and Best Buy for $109.99, the full retail price. Again, though, both retailers offer a $20 discount when you buy two. If you pick them up from Amazon, make sure to use the promo code 2PACK during checkout.
Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite is the 11th-generation model, which comes with USB-C support, longer battery life and a larger 6.8-inch screen. However, considering how recently the new e-reader was launched, we haven’t seen many discounts yet. Fortunately, you can still buy the last-generation model, which is often available for much less than the standard retail price.
The 2021 Kindle Paperwhite comes in three main configurations: an 8GB model with ads for $139.99, an 8GB without ads for $159.99, and a 32GB Signature Edition for $189.99. The latter is identical to the standard Paperwhite, except it also features Qi wireless charging and a sensor that automatically adjusts the backlighting when needed. Amazon has also released a Kindle Paperwhite Kids edition for $159.99, which comes with a kid-friendly cover, a two-year extended replacement warranty, and a one-year Amazon Kids Plus, just like the aforementioned Kindle Kids. All 2021 models are also similar to the 2018 model in that they have a waterproof design and support for Audible audiobooks.
Currently, the ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite is available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Target starting at $139.99, the full retail price. Again, Best Buy and Amazon also offer a $20 discount when you buy two, the latter with promo code 2PACK.
Amazon also offers the Paperwhite as part of a bundle that includes a power adapter and one of three cloth covers for $189.97, which is a $20 discount. The 32GB, ad-free Signature Edition is on sale from Amazon for $249.97 as part of a discounted bundle, which also includes a “cork” cover and wireless charging pad.
While there are currently no price breaks on the 2021 Kindle Paperwhite — other than the $20 discount available on the Essentials bundles and the price of two — retailers like Amazon and Best Buy often drop the price of the last-generation model down to $4. 89.99 during major purchases, holidays and major sales events.
At the moment, however, there are no such deals, meaning the 2018 model is only available from Amazon in the 8GB, ad-supported configuration starting at $129.99, the typical retail price and just $10 shy of the starting price for the Latest Model. Amazon also sells the ad-free version starting at $149.99, and if you need extra storage, Best Buy is discounting the 32GB, ad-supported model in blue, selling it for $135.99 instead of $ 159.99.
Additionally, Amazon is discounting the latest-generation Kindle Paperwhite as part of a bundle in select color configurations. These packs include either the 8GB Ads eReader for $169.97 or the 32GB Ads Reader for $199.97, along with a leather case and power adapter.
The Kindle Oasis is the most expensive of the lineup, starting at $250. The device comes in two storage configurations, 8GB or 32GB, and like the other models, you can get it with or without ads on the lock screen.
The Kindle Oasis 2019 is very similar to the previous model. It retains its waterproof, 7-inch, 300ppi E Ink display and supports Audible audiobooks via Bluetooth. However, unlike previous models, it can adjust the color temperature to match a yellow-tinted display, making it easier to read at night.
In the past, we’ve seen the 8GB Kindle Oasis drop to just $174.99, which is the lowest it’s ever been for that configuration to date. While there are currently no deals for just the Oasis itself, configurations start at $249.99 at Amazon and include three free months of Kindle Unlimited. The ad-supported 8GB Oasis costs $249.99 and the ad-free one is $269.99. If you need more storage, the 32GB version costs $279.99 with ads or $299.99 without. Again, Amazon also offers a $20 discount when you buy two (with promo code) 2PACK), as does Best Buy, where you can pick up the ad-supported base model for $249.99 or the 32GB variant for $279.99.
If you’re looking for a deal, the Kindle Oasis Essentials bundle is currently on sale in select configurations at Amazon for $30 off the regular list price. You can get the 8GB ad-supported configuration for just $279.97 or the 32GB variant for $309.97, both of which come with a leather sleeve, power adapter, and three months of Kindle Unlimited.