Amazon Kindle 4

  • Amazon Kindle 4
84
Based on 46 scores, 69 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    22
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Affordable.
  • Sleek and light.
  • Well-placed page-turn buttons.

Cons:

  • Low price means you'll see ads.
  • Lacks touch input, memory-card slots, or audio playback.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computer Shopper on 60

The cheapest major-bookstore e-reader, the 2012 basic Kindle is a serviceable model for the budget-strapped, but it lacks a physical keyboard or touch-sensitive display, so typing and searching on it is awkward....

By PC Mag on 80

The $69 base version of the Amazon Kindle is even better than before, thanks to a price drop and a slightly improved...

By TechTree on 80

Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi (4th Generation) MRP: $150 (Rs 7600 approx, inclusive of taxes and shipping) ( Amazon.com )Not every new gimmick is worthwhile. There's a good reason why the internal combustion engine, the keyboard-mouse combo, and the bolt-action...

By PC Authority on 83

The new Amazon Kindle is faster, slimmer and lighter than before, and it's cheaper too. Read our review....

By PC Pro on 83

The new Kindle is faster, slimmer and lighter than before, and it's cheaper too. Amazon has a new winner on its...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 100

The Kindle is a perfectly simple, no-frills device for reading...

By CNET Australia on 79

It used to be that the Kobo was the cheap, no-frills option, but, due to its price and feature set, the new Amazon Kindle has taken its...

By Computer Shopper on 60

The cheapest on-ramp to Amazon's vast pool of content, this $79 Kindle is a light, well-made device for the money. To save a few bucks versus the competition, though, you'll have to tolerate this e-reader's awkward onscreen keyboard, lack of touch...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The fourth-generation Kindle from Amazon has several advantages that make it one of the best e-book readers available. It's slim and light, has WiFi for downloading content and comes with a faster display. The disappointing lack of a touchscreen...

By Computeractive on 100

The Kindle is well made, easy to carry and still the best ebook reader available...

By Ars Technica on

I tend to judge the popularity of electronic devices on how often I see them in the subway or airport. By that standard, the first couple generations of Kindle were slowly gaining in popularity over the course of several years, but never really went...

By Wired UK on 80

That factor doesn't stop us considering this to be the most attractive Kindle purchase so far. It's not enough to recommend as an upgrade if you own the previous model, but for new Kindle adopters it's a clearly better choice than the £150 keyboarded...

By ImpulseGamer on 90

The latest next generation Kindle (The Amazon Kindle 4) is almost in Australia and Impulse Gamer had a sneak peak at reviewing this amazing little gadget. For the uninitiated, the Kindle is one of the world's easiest eBook readers which in essence...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

Amazon's newest, cheapest, smallest, simplest Kindle is, we think, its best. You'll have to be interested in buying books, of course -- just having the Kindle isn't really enough to inspire you to begin reading, and even though there are plenty of...

By PC Advisor on 70

The slicker, faster Amazon Kindle is a real step forward. There are a few navigation kinks, but the addition of subscriptions, extract-sharing, fast searching and the ability to successfully access other parts of the web make this an enjoyable device...

By tabletpcreview.com on 70

Since the new Kindle is missing several features that have been hallmarks of the original line since its introduction, notably the physical keyboard, music playback, and text to speech, this model really shouldn't be considered and upgrade for current...

By G4tv.com on 100

Video Review: The Kindle is back with an even more affordable price! With built-in Wi-Fi and the highest contrast E Ink screen around, this new version if 30% lighter and 18% smaller than earlier versions. Kevin Pereira and Jessica Chobot take a look...

By itreviews.com on 80

Review date: 21 October, 2011. Review by: Sandra Vogel Amazon's Kindle needs no introduction. It has transformed the way many people read books, and while it has plenty of rivals, it's by far the most popular e-book reader device available. Amazon...

By AnandTech on

To my mind, this Kindle is aimed primarily at two groups: the first is people for whom money is an overriding concern (and you can include many educational institutions in this category), and the second is individuals who already have an e-reader,...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A brilliant eReader, it's cheaper and smaller than previous models, but without any serious omissions...