It’s a tricky time for everyone Amazon Kindle fans are considering getting a new e-reader because now is both a good – and a bad – time to upgrade. The online retail giant has just unveiled its first new entry-level Kindle since 2019, which will launch on October 12 and is priced at £84.99. Pre-orders for this device are available now. However, if you opt for this model over the current entry-level Kindle, you’ll pay £15 more.
The current entry-level Kindle, launched in 2019, is priced at £69.99 for the model with ads. This Kindle is – at the time of writing – not in stock on the Amazon UK website, but you can buy it at places like ASDA.
With the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills, the need to save has never been greater.
And the best thing about entry-level Kindles has always been the low entry price, which means you don’t have to pay a fortune to try an Amazon e-reader.
Those prices, however, have risen over time as Amazon adds more and more features – with the entry-level 2022 Kindle now closer to the price of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite which is priced at £129. £.99.
Amazon fans looking to get a cheap e-reader might want to pick up the current entry-level device which can be had for under £70.
However, if you’re able to afford it, we’d advise you to wait a bit longer and spend that extra £15 to get the next-gen model.
The Kindle 2022 specs have already been revealed and for the extra £15 you’ll easily get what you pay for.
One of its most eye-catching features is the display which now has anti-glare technology and 300 PPI resolution – that’s almost double the quality of the 2019 Kindle and the same clarity as the More expensive Paperwhite which has one of the best screens you can find.
So this upgrade alone is easily worth the £15 difference between the price of the 2019 and 2022 Kindle.
But that’s not all, as the new entry-level Kindle will offer double the storage compared to the previous model, as well as USB-C support finally.
Storage on the 2022 Kindle is 16GB (up from 8GB previously) while the battery is expected to last six weeks.
If you care about the environment, then Amazon has also upped its game with the level of durability seen on the Kindle 2022 even better than the Kindle Paperwhite.
The new entry-level Kindle is made from 75% post-consumer recycled plastics, while the packaging is made entirely from wood fiber materials from responsibly managed forests or sources. recycled. It is also 100% recyclable.