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Lifehacker’s Thorin Klosowski gives his opinion on the four Amazon Kindles. The new Oasis is out, and if you are curious if it is worth the price, read on. For reading I am a purist and I love my Voyage. So having a dedicated eReader is important to me, but I don’t know if I will be shelling out the bucks for anything new. What are you using to read?

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Ereader Showdown: Amazon Kindles, Compared

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Qke0hwQKL._SY500_.jpgAmazon has somehow managed to create four different models of its Kindle ereader. Each of the four models has its own strengths and weaknesses, so if you’re in the market for one—or an upgrade—let’s take a look to make your buying decision a little easier.

The Contenders

It’s no secret that Amazon has the lock on ereaders. Sure, the Kobo and Nook are still around, but the Kindle dominates the ereader space. Here’s a quick overview of the four models available right now:

  • Kindle: Amazon’s basic Kindle retails for $79.99. It’s about as basic an ereader as you can get, which means it doesn’t come with a built-in light and at 167 ppi, this Kindle has the lowest resolution of all the models available.
  • Kindle Paperwhite: The Paperwhite is $119.99. It features a backlight powered by four LEDS and a 300 ppi resolution screen.
  • Kindle Voyage: The Voyage was Amazon’s first foray into luxury Kindles and comes in at $199.99. It has six LEDs and an adaptive light sensor for the backlight, as well as a touch sensor on the case to change pages.
  • Kindle Oasis: The Oasis is the newest Kindle model, and costs an absolutely insane $289.99. That $300 gets you a backlight powered by 10 LEDs, hardware buttons for turning pages, and a charging cover that keeps your Kindle alive for months between charges instead of weeks.
Read the full post on Lifehacker

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