Given the number of models that the Amazon Kindle has for its customers, it can be safely said that there’s something in it for everyone.

For starters, there’s the entry level model that costs $79 in the United States that despite looking no different from prior Amazon Kindle models looks better engineered than most entry level readers that you might come across.

Weighing at 6.7 ounces and with a thickness of 0.40 inches, it might not look so flashy but one thing’s for sure: you can expect this model to do its job.


While it’s obvious function is to read books (among other documents) in sufficient light, the storage of this model has been increased to 4 GB too. You can store thousands of books but just in case, you are are a PDF hoarder, then you might want to look at the other Amazon models that are available.

As for its processor, it is no different from the other models that Amazon has – a 1GHz processor. The only difference is that the Voyage model has 1GB RAM whereas the others have half that speed.

When it comes to internet connectivity, this entry-level model only has a Wi-Fi version whereas the Paperwhite and Voyage models have both free 3G and Wi-Fi and cost $60 and $70 in the United States.

That said, if you want to get rid of ads on any of these Kindles, you’ll have to pay an extra $20 when you buy one.

Lastly, in an effort to streamline user experience across all Kindles, Amazon has added touchscreens to all their models – a bit more responsive compared to their older models.

Amazon 2014 Kindle – A Short Review