Grab a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for just $85 for a limited time with this Black Friday deal
Some people think dedicated e-readers have fallen out of fashion. With phones being completely capable of delivering a decent reading experience, you might think that there’s really no need anymore for a separate e-reader, right? Well, there are a few use-cases where having an e-reader is better: way better battery life and just the commodity of having a dedicated device that will display your books and allow you to read them in a pinch. One of the pioneers of this concept is the Kindle, and the newer Kindle Paperwhite follows in the footsteps of those basic models, and right now, you can grab it for a mere $85, down from the usual $130 price point.
The Kindle Paperwhite is as basic of a device as it gets, and to its credit, it gets all of the essentials right. It has a big 6-inch display that, with its 300 ppi pixel density, is a marked improvement over the base Kindle model, which has a mere 167ppi. This means that the text will look crisp and vivid. The e-ink display is the secret sauce behind the device’s exceptional battery life. At the expense of a really low refresh rate and monochrome colors, both of which don’t matter a lot for an e-reader, you get a battery that can last for way longer than a conventional smartphone does. It has a fairly rudimentary backlight for night-time reading as well.
The device also has IPX8 waterproofing certification, meaning that it’s a rugged device that should be able to handle whatever you throw at it. Kindle Paperwhite is an amazing deal that everyone looking for a dedicated e-reader should definitely consider. It also has 8 GB of storage, which is plenty for storing all of your favorite books. It’s also markedly better than the regular Kindle, which costs $60, as it adds features such as waterproofing and a better display.