The newe-reader, released in November 2018, is back on sale for $95, or $35 off its list price of $130. It hit $90 during the holidays last year, but it's still a very good price for our favorite e-reader.
Meanwhile, the new entry-level Kindle, which features an integrated light, is also being discounted: it's $65, which is $25 off. That's also a good deal, but the Paperwhite is arguably worth the extra $30 because it has a higher-resolution display (and is waterproof).
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
and has a plastic screen that Amazon says is shatter- and scratch-resistant.
- It has built-in Bluetooth for integration with Amazon's Audible audiobook service.
It was an enthusiastic CNET Editors' Choice at $130. At $95, it's a very good deal. Read the full.)
Originally published last year. Updated with new sale prices.