If you’re looking to purchase a new e-reader, Amazon just gave the color conscious among us two new reasons to consider buying a Kindle Paperwhite.
The $130 Paperwhite is Amazon’s mid-range e-reader, sitting between the $90 Kindle and $250 Kindle Oasis. When it launched back in 2018, it was available in just one color: black. Then in the summer of 2019 we got a twilight blue option. This week, as The Digital Reader first spotted, Amazon expanded the color options to four. Alongside black and blue, it’s now possible to order a Paperwhite in sage or plum.
Nothing else seems to have changed on the e-reader. For $129.99 you get 8GB of storage, but the same new color options are available on the $159.99 32GB model. Both models use a 300ppi display, five LED frontlight, offer “weeks of battery life,” and are IPX8 waterproof-rated. If you’re upgrading from an old Kindle, it’s possible to get some money knocked off the price by using Amazon’s trade-in program. On some of the later models you can get $20 back, for example.
When PCMag reviewed the Paperwhite last year, we appreciated the flat front design allowing it to be easily cleaned, the waterproof rating, and the long battery life. The fact it plays audiobooks over Bluetooth is a nice feature to have, too. At the time, we concluded the Kindle Paperwhite “offers more for your money than any other ebook reader on the market.”