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How Much Does A Kindle Cost?

Updated on April 2, 2011

Amazon Kindle

 The Amazon Kindle is one of the best products to have hit the market in recent times, allowing the user to carry a huge number of books with them without the need for a huge bag!

Amazon Kindle 1st Generation - $179

At the moment a first generation Amazon Kindle can be bought directly from Amazon for just a small cost, meaning that for those with limited uses for it, it represents the best option financially.

In fact, with its capacity meaning hundreds can be carried at once, there is the opportunity for every owner to read whenever the need takes them.

But what is the cost of the Amazon Kindle and what are the relative merits of the different models when working out how much to spend?

In fact, with its capacity meaning hundreds can be carried at once, there is the opportunity for every owner to read whenever the need takes them. But what is the cost of the Amazon Kindle and what are the relative merits of the different models when working out how much to spend?

Different Versions

Well, the first thing to remember when weighing up the cost of a Kindle is that there are in fact three different versions that can be bought, obviously meaning that the oldest one is going to be the cheapest.

For those that like their gadgets and little extras on things the older model might not be as appealing, however those that just want to read will find that it more than meets their wants and needs without the cost being sky-high!

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation - $239

The newer Amazon Kindle does cost more but also comes with a few extra features, including more internal memory and a slimmer design. It was estimated by Amazon that the Kindle 2 can hold up to 1,500 books, making its higher cost justifiable for those that read a lot! The cost of the Kindle 2 is approximately $189 on the Amazon website, plus any delivery cost needs to be added on top.

Newest Edition - The Kindle DX Wireless $429

The latest version of the Amazon Kindle that can be bought is the Kindle DX, which is the latest release of the product. Whilst it retains all of the features of the previous models, it also has the ability to display PDF files, whilst also being endowed with a larger screen to view text on – making it much easier to read.

The cost of this Kindle is higher than the other two, but many would see this as worth paying as it is so much easier to use. Currenthly the cost on Amazon is $379 – much higher than the others but highly recommended for those who enjoy reading on a much larger screen!

Aside from the initial cost of the Kindle, there are other must-haves that the owner will have to buy, to complement their new toy.

The most important is probably the case, which can cost up to $55 for a really stylish one. Although this seems like a huge expense, it must be noted that these protect the Kindle from damage and therefore prevent the owner incurring the cost of buying a new one should they drop it!

On top of this there is also obviously the books to buy, which can cost around $10 for a new release – although some of the classics can be picked up very cheaply, or even for free!

Amazon Listed Price

The most current prices for the Kindle will always be listed as the Amazon Price.


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