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There's a new Basic Kindle (2019)
#1  Nate the great 03-20-2019, 09:18 AM
the basic Kindle (2019) has a frontlight, and costs $10 more than the last model
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLPWYB7

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#2  issybird 03-20-2019, 09:23 AM
Quote Nate the great
the basic Kindle (2019) has a frontlight, and costs $10 more than the last model
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLPWYB7
167 ppi? For $10 less than the recurring sale price on the PW4? No.
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#3  maximus83 03-20-2019, 09:33 AM
Quote issybird
167 ppi? For $10 less than the recurring sale price on the PW4? No.
^This. Not seeing the value in this new option over PW4.
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#4  Nate the great 03-20-2019, 09:39 AM
Quote issybird
167 ppi? For $10 less than the recurring sale price on the PW4? No.
my thoughts exactly
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#5  pdurrant 03-20-2019, 09:49 AM
Slightly narrower and thinner than the old (2106) Basic Kindle, but heavier (174g vs 161g) That's 8% heavier.

Still only 167ppi, still only 4GB, still not waterproof.

I'm really not seeing the value in this over the Paperwhite 4.
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#6  tubemonkey 03-20-2019, 10:18 AM
Quote issybird
167 ppi? For $10 less than the recurring sale price on the PW4? No.
Exactly

Here's Amazon's press release for those interested:

All-New Kindle Now With an Adjustable Front Light For Just $89.99
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Most affordable Kindle now includes a built-in adjustable front light so you can read comfortably in even more places, day or night

Refreshed design that’s thin and light so the all-new Kindle is easy to hold for hours of reading

Three months of Kindle Unlimited included for free so you can enjoy unlimited access to millions of eBooks and thousands of audiobooks—including titles like The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
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#7  AcidWeb 03-20-2019, 10:47 AM
It is more like Kindle Nothing-New.
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#8  tubemonkey 03-20-2019, 10:58 AM
Y'all should buy it. Amazon's sweetening the pot with three months of free Kindle Unlimited

The best thing to do is to wait for the Prime Day sales in mid-July and then get a Paperwhite
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#9  ZodWallop 03-20-2019, 12:50 PM
Quote issybird
167 ppi? For $10 less than the recurring sale price on the PW4? No.
You make the assumption that the Basic Kindle will never have a recurring sale price, which of course it will.

$89 vs. $129 isn't bad. And when it's eventually recurring sale $59 vs. recurring sale $99, that won't be bad either.
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#10  murraypaul 03-20-2019, 01:48 PM
It is a bit more tempting in the UK, at £70 vs £120.
I think the 'usual' Paperwhite sale price is £100, so that is still 30% off.
I've been toying with getting a Kindle just for reading KU, and having the lowest priced lit reader drop from 120 to 70 certainly makes that more plausible.
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