First of, let's start off by pointing out the obvious, it's under 0. Before you order, read the specs and compare it to the other Kindles.
Yes, the specs say it doesn't have backlighting so honestly, there shouldn't be one ounce of surprise when you receive this. I have had the new Kindle Paperwhite and I really didn't like how big it was to hold in my small hands.
A good fourth of those available are free, and another good chunk are or less.
So if the price of the device itself makes you hesitate, it can easily end up paying for itself if you read a lot of free or cheap titles.
More and more titles become available for Kindle every day -- when I got my original 2nd Gen Kindle nine years ago, the Harry Potter series was unavailable to Kindle. The Half-Blood Prince is the first book I downloaded for my new Kindle, since that is where I am at in the series right now, and I could not be happier.
They even preserved the chapter illustrations for the e-reader format.
Eventually I will buy a small soft pouch to store it in; I have seen them for sale here on Amazon.
Even though the Kindle seems fragile, the size and weight of the device is a definite advantage while reading.
You can increase the letter size if you're reading at night with indoor lights and you can read perfectly. This Kindle delivers on that front in every way possible.Kindle also has the ability to look up words in the dictionary or thesaurus. Well, that about sums up my review of this model of Kindle, and Kindles in general.To put it simply, this Kindle does what it is advertised to do, and does it, in my opinion, flawlessly.I do slightly miss the metal backing of the older Kindles; it made them feel a bit sturdier, whereas this basic Kindle is just hard plastic.However, I suspect that using a metal casing would up the price considerably, and I feel that the cheaper price of this basic Kindle far outweighs that slight drawback.It has airplane mode, web search, Goodreads, Amazon store, and bluetooth. At first, I thought I would miss the page turn buttons, and dislike the touch screen. Tapping the edge of the screen to turn the page is incredibly easy and less intrusive than pushing a button, which was always a nice little jarring reminder that I wasn't, in fact, reading a paperback.