Editors Liked

  • Affordable
  • Sleek and light
  • Well-placed page-turn buttons
  • File conversions by e-mail
  • Cloud-based storage of notes and page location
  • Significantly smaller and lighter than before
  • High-contrast screen
  • Kindle Store is fun to browse and is packed with books, lists, and customer reviews
  • Hardware is lighter, snappier and all around improved
  • Ads in the “special offers” versions only appear in the home screen and screensavers, never in the book

Editors Didn't Like

  • Low price means you'll see ads
  • Lacks touch input, memory-card slots, or audio playback
  • Virtual keyboard is tiring to use
  • AC adapter costs extra
  • Meager font choices
  • Still no ePub support
  • Typing is torture
  • Power switch is now a button, not a slider, and easier to trigger when you don’t want to
  • Screen can get scuffed if you carry it everywhere, necessitating an accessory cover or sleeve
  • Navigation not a joy without touchscreen or keyboard