Which Kindle Should You Buy?

The Kindle Family has five (5) members. Each of them has a feature that makes it unique from others. While some models may be said to be better than the others, we should bear in mind however that Amazon created the product line having in mind that each of them will accommodate the need of different types of readers.

One may find the basic Kindle model better than the Kindle Paperwhite because he dislikes a touchscreen device. The same may not be true for another person. So, in buying a Kindle, you should first define what you need and what you want to do with the Kindle.

Previously, we have reviewed the five (5) models of the Kindle Family. If you haven’t read them yet, here are the links:

  1. Kindle
  2. Kindle Paperwhite
  3. Kindle Keyboard
  4. Kindle DX
  5. Kindle Fire

Which Kindle model is right for you?

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Kindle Australia

Choose the Kindle Wi-fi if:

Kindle AustraliaYou are budget conscious.

The basic Kindle model is the cheapest one. Its price starts at $69 for the version which has a Special Offers. The one without Special Offers costs $89. The cheaper one is however not available for delivery in Australia.

Kindle AustraliaYou want an E ink display.

The said display produces no glare and you can read even under the bright sun.

Kindle AustraliaYou do  not want a physical keyboard nor a touchscreen.

This model only has four (4) function buttons and a four-way controller. It has no physical keyboard nor is multi-touch capable.

Kindle AustraliaYou want a very sleek e-reader.

This model measures only 6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.34″ and weighs 5.98 ounces. It is the smallest and lightest in the Kindle Family.

DO NOT choose the Kindle Wi-fi if:

Kindle Australia Wi-fiYou want a more-than-an-e-reader Kindle

The Kindle Fire might be the one that you are looking for.

Kindle Wi-FiYou want to listen to audio books and you want a text-to-speech feature.

This model does not support audio books and does not have text-to-speech function.

KindleYou also want to use the device as an mp3 player.

This model cannot play mp3 files or any other audio file. It does not even have an audio jack.

Kindle AustraliaYou are a bit impatient when typing using only the four-way controller.

This model does not have a physical keyboard. It has an onscreen one and you have to use the middle button to go from one letter to another.

Kindle AustraliaYou are a touch person.

If you have a tablet and a touchscreen smartphone and most of your devices supports multi-touch and you are at a point that you think that everything that has screen are multi-touch capable, this Kindle model is not the right one for you. Try Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Fire.

Kindle AustraliaYou want a bigger screen

If a 6″ display is too small for you, then try another model. You might want a Kindle DX (9.7″ display) or a Kindle Fire (7″ display).


Does this Kindle model fit your need? Buy it here.

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