Amazon Kindle (2016) review: Very inexpensive, but just a little too basic
- Well built, yet lightweight
- Extraordinary battery life
- Low-resolution display
- No backlight
- Narrow bezels can result in inadvertent touchscreen interaction
- "With special offers" models display ads on their lock screens
ConclusionFor everything the All-New Kindle gets right, it gets enough wrong to keep us from recommending it. Its low-resolution display and the absence of a backlight keeps its cost low, but those shortcomings also rob the device of some of the things that make a modern e-reader a desirable purchase.