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Amazon is an e-commerce company which apart from running online bookstore, produces consumer electronic products. Amazon emerged as the market leader for ebook readers with its Kindle Touch and Paperwhite line of products. The best Amazon ebook readers are lightweight, budget-friendly and have longer battery life.

Amazon offers the top notch ebook readers with 6 inch displays which have a high resolution and capacitive touch technology. The design is comfortable which allows you to hold these reading devices for long hours. All top ebook readers from Amazon have 2GB of internal memory, a part of which can act as a storage for your content. You can also avail cloud storage for storing books as soon as you buy them.

The best Amazon ebook reader offers provision for purchasing large number of top rated books available at Amazon store, so that you are never short of reading materials. There is a support for different content formats like TXT, PDF, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG etc.

Furthermore, these Amazon Kindle devices have excellent connectivity to internet, support for parental controls and own quick charging time.

Based on the topmost reviews from around the internet, we have prepared our listing of the best Amazon ebook readers which will certainly help you in making the smartest choice.

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Amazon Kindle 2012 E Ink Display 6" (2GB) eBook Reader


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Amazon Kindle 2012
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
Amazon Kindle Touch
Amazon Kindle Touch 3G
Amazon Kindle Keyboard
Amazon Kindle 2012 E Ink Display 6" (2GB) eBook Reader
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 6in 3G eBook Reader
Amazon Kindle Touch eBook Reader
Amazon Kindle Touch 3G eBook Reader
Amazon Kindle Keyboard
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Release Date
Sep 2012
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Installed RAM
2048.0 MB
2048.0 MB
4096.0 MB
4096.0 MB
4096.0 MB
Screen Size
6.0 inch
6.0 inch
6.0 inch
6.0 inch
6.0 inch
Type
eBook Reader
eBook Reader
eBook Reader
eBook Reader
eBook Reader
Weight
5.98 oz.
7.8 oz.
7.5 oz.
7.8 oz.
8.5 oz.
Text Formats
DOC, HTML, PDF, PRC, TXT, AZW, MOBI
AZW, HTML, PRC (Mobipocket), PDF, DOC, TXT, DOCX
AZW, DOC, PRC (Mobipocket), PDF, TXT, HTML, DOCX
DOC, HTML, PDF, PRC, TXT, AZW, MOBI
AZW, PRC (Mobipocket), PDF, HTML, DOC, TXT

  • The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who's willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.


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


  • The Kindle 4's small flaws prove to be less important than the much more obvious reduction in size. Amazon's offering was always cheaper than its nearest rival, Sony's Reader, but bigger. Now it's effectively the same size.

    Ignore red herrings such as storage capacity and storage expansion - the Kindle 3 has sufficient space and the Cloud behind it for the rest - and you're really just left with brand and format personal preference, and pricing.


  • In the end, I didn't find a whole lot to complain about. Yeah, it would be nice if the Paperwhite were a little bit lighter. As I said in the intro, it weighs 7.5 ounces. However, if, for instance, you add Amazon's nice Leather Cover -- it better be nice for $40! -- which has a magnetic on/off feature, you end up at around 13 ounces. For some, that will seem a tad weighty, so shaving off a couple ounces should be a priority for Amazon when it makes the next-generation Paperwhite. Easier said than done, of course.


  • The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G offers always-on connectivity, bright, even edge-lighting, and numerous other improvements, but it's simply too expensive.


  • The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a great ebook reader, with a built-in light that makes for clear, comfortable reading, even in the dark. Buying books direct from Amazon is a breeze, though there's still no support for the popular .epub file format.


  • Add everything up and it's clear the Kindle Touch offers the most features in an e-ink e-reader, with lots of audio options, the X-Ray feature, and Amazon Prime free loaners leading the list. For many people, the audio extras won't seem important, but for some, they'll be a key differentiator.
    On the downside, the dearth of physical page-turn buttons may be a real issue for some, especially lefties. And the Touch is a tad heavier than the superslim entry-level Kindle. But there's very little not to like here.


  • Initially, I had misgivings about Amazon's Kindle e-readers due to format constraints, but having used the workarounds available to good effect, this no longer remains a concern. The Kindle Touch is just the right size and its touchscreen makes for an uncluttered viewing experience. That said, navigating the user interface felt cumbersome at times and the list viewing of stored titles seems somewhat inelegant.


  • Multi-touch makes e-reading easier than ever but a sluggish interface means the Amazon Kindle Touch isn't cut out for speed reading.


  • Amazon's Kindle Touch is a very capable touch-screen ebook reader, but when it comes to price, the Wi-Fi-only version makes the most sense. The 3G option puts it too close to the more-versatile Kindle Fire tablet.


  • Nothing can stop the Kindle from being brilliant. If you need 3G, then the Touch is the only option for you - aside from the Kindle Keyboard. If audiobook and text-to-speech support is something you want, then this is the reader to buy. For everyone else, the regular Kindle still reigns supreme


  • The Kindle Touch 3G gives eReader fans a great E Ink screen, an innovative X-Ray feature, and more ways to get free books.


  • The third-generation Kindle's winning combination of noteworthy upgrades--an improved screen, better battery life, lighter weight, and lower price--vaults it to the top of the e-book reader category.


  • Take the Kindle because you always buy from Amazon and you are happy with their content, or you'd love to be able to walk out the door with your edition of The Telegraph already on the device. If you are happy to shop around and connect your ebook reader to a PC, then you might find the open format support of rival devices offers a better solution


  • Overall, though, the Kindle is a triumph. It's a beautifully designed eBook reader with a gorgeous display offering a superbly integrated book-buying experience. The Apple influence on the packaging, design and integration is obvious, but happily this influence does not extend to the price. Amazon has delivered a game-changing device at a bargain price; it is deservedly onto a winner here.