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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader Gets Two New Color Options

The Kindle Paperwhite is still a monochrome E Ink e-reader. But its backside now comes in denim and agave green.

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The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader now comes in agave green and denim blue

The Kindle Paperwhite is now available in its original black along with agave green and denim. 

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Amazon isn't upgrading its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader quite yet. But it is making it available starting today in two new color options: denim and agave green. 

Amazon says the new colors will be offered only for the more expensive 16GB Paperwhite and 32GB Paperwhite Signature Edition, not the base 8GB Paperwhite, which lists for $140 ( ‎£130). Additionally, matching green agave leather and fabric covers are making their debut (Amazon's denim leather and fabric covers are already available for purchase).

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Last year, Amazon upgraded its entry-level Kindle ($90), upping its resolution to that of the Paperwhite's. However, the Paperwhite has a bigger screen (7 inches vs. 6 inches) and a more sophisticated lighting scheme, and it's fully waterproof. It arguably remains the best Kindle to purchase, especially when it dips to around $100 during flash sales.