Updated 15 Apr 2015

Amazon

Kindle

Snapshot: The Amazon Kindle has a 6-inch screen. It supports 10 file formats, but not EPUB. What’s it like to use?

Kindle
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$130

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Test results

Overall score
75
Indoor readability
?/10
Outdoor readability
?/10
Bedroom (night) readability
?/10
Online purchasing
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK indoor readability.
  • Excellent outdoor readability.
  • OK bedroom (night) readability.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very good for online purchasing.
  • Good to hold.
  • Light.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

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How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Readability (50 percent) - equally weighted between indoor readability, outdoor readability and bedroom readability
  • Online purchasing (25 percent)
  • Ease of use (20 percent)
  • Ease of holding (5 percent)

Full specs

Model

Price guide
$130

Specifications

Battery life (claimed)
4 weeks
Stated recharge time (hours)
4
Screen size (inches)
6.0
Touch screen
infrared
Resolution
800 x 600
Screen type
e-ink Carta
Internal storage
4GB
Operating system
not stated
Weight (g)
193
H x W x D (mm)
169 x 119 x 11
Removable storage
×
Power adapter included
×

Features

Text-to-speech
×
Landscape / portrait
Markup / handwriting annotation
Stylus included
×

File types

EPUB
×
AZW (Kindle)
MOBI
HTML
RTF
×
DOC
TXT
PDF
MP4
×
AVI
×
MOV
×
MP3
×
WAV
×
JPG
GIF
PNG
BMP
TIFF
×

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