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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite $40-off deal ends soon

Ahead of Mother's Day, the new waterproof Paperwhite is $90, while the brand-new entry-level Kindle is $70.


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We posted this deal earlier in the week, but we're highlighting it again since it will be over soon. The new Kindle Paperwhite, released last November, is back on sale for $90 or $40 off its list price of $130. It's hit that price previously, but we've never seen it for less than $90.

Meanwhile, the new entry-level Kindle, which features an integrated light, is also being discounted: it's $70 ($20 off). That's also a good deal, but the Paperwhite is worth the extra $20.

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If you're shopping for someone who's looking for a dedicated e-reader, this is a great deal. The new Paperwhite is the Goldilocks in Amazon's line:

  • It's 10% thinner and lighter than the previous version.
  • It has a "flush-front" design with a back made of a softer, grippy material instead of hard plastic. 
  • It's fully waterproof like the high-end Kindle Oasis and has a plastic screen that Amazon says is shatter-and-scratch-resistant.
  • It has Bluetooth built-in, for integration with Amazon's Audible audiobook service.

It was an enthusiastic CNET Editors' Choice at $130. At $90, it's a steal. (Read the full CNET review.)

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This story was originally published on May 5.