June 23, 2016

IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO OVERSTATE DEFLATION:

The Cheapest Kindle Gets Thinner, Lighter, and Speedier (Brian Barrett, 6/23/16, Wired)

IN THE TWO years since Amazon last updated its entry-level Kindle reader, the company has introduced not one but two ultra-luxe E Ink devices. Now, it's back to basics.

The new Kindle keeps the barebones $80 (with ads) price and 167 ppi of its predecessor, as well as the touchscreen and the weeks-long battery life. In fact, it's in most ways the same device. The difference that you'll notice right away is that it now comes in white; the one you'll notice after a few taps and swipes is that it now has twice the RAM of the 2014 model, meaning it should be quite a bit more responsive.

Otherwise, it's a little thinner and lighter, and a little more rounded, but you'd likely have to see them both side by side and stacked on top of one another to tell the difference. 

Posted by at June 23, 2016 1:16 PM

  

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