Amazon just lately launched the brand new Kindle (2022) alongside a Youngsters’ Version model of the slate, however, these apparently weren’t the one new e-readers the corporate had up its sleeve. They had been all of them deceived, for an additional Kindle was made.
As noticed by keen-eyed followers, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite from 2021 has obtained a brand new buy possibility on Amazon’s website – now you can purchase it with 16GB storage, as an alternative of simply 8GB as earlier than.
Amazon did not make a lot of a track and dance about this new Kindle mannequin in any respect – in truth, the information solely began doing the rounds a couple of days after launch.
In addition to 8GB, the present mannequin may also be had with 32GB storage, if you happen to purchase the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Version, however this e-reader prices fairly a bit greater than the 8GB ‘commonplace’ Kindle.
The brand new 16GB Kindle Paperwhite prices $149.99 / £149.99 / AU$259, making it solely barely pricier than the $129.99 / £129.99 / AU$199 8GB mannequin, and less expensive than the 32GB Signature Version at $189.99 / £179.99 / AU$289.
Aside from the cupboard space, that is precisely the identical Paperwhite that launched final 12 months – you are getting an enormous display, USB-C charging and 10-week battery life.
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One of the many greatest choices you at all times should make when shopping for a brand new system is cupboard space – how a lot do you want?
Too little and you will find yourself having to often delete your records data and apps if you need one thing new. An excessive amount and you will be paying more money for bytes that you simply by no means find yourself utilizing.
This dilemma was beforehand the case for potential Paperwhite purchasers – 8GB may not be sufficient if you happen to like your comedian books, magazines or audiobooks, but 32GB (and the following value hike) can be overkill for most individuals.
Nonetheless, this new 16GB model will seemingly be good for most individuals, providing the correct amount of storage at a good value, and we think that it will turn out to be the most well-liked possibility for Paperwhite consumers going ahead.
That is particularly the case for individuals who need a premium e-reader, because the Kindle Oasis, which final noticed a replacement in 2019, solely is available in 8GB or 32GB too – and it actually comes at an excessive value.
In truth, at 16GB, this could possibly be among the finest e-readers available on the market, offering sufficient storage for most individuals without ramping the worth actually excessive. We would advocate checking it out for Kindle power users who do not need to spend an excessive amount.