Review: Amazon Kindle e-reader provides bargain basics

At a Glance

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  • Amazon Kindle (5th generation)
    3.5/5
    $69.00
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    Amazon's baseline Kindle is a basic, inexpensive e-reader in a familiar package, but it lacks the software elegance of its competitors.

At a Glance

Amazon's baseline Kindle is a basic, inexpensive e-reader in a familiar package, but it lacks the software elegance of its competitors.

Price when rated: $69
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Amazon Shop buttons are programmatically attached to all reviews, regardless of products' final review scores. Our parent company, IDG, receives advertisement revenue for shopping activity generated by the links. Because the buttons are attached programmatically, they should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements.

Pros

  • Improved display and fonts
  • Low cost

Cons

  • Has advertising on splash and home screens
  • Text-based, button navigation feels dated
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