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Amazon Kindle Touch

alaTest has collected and analysed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and screen are generally positive. The battery and portability also get good ratings, but comments are divided on the storage. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and value for money.

usability, portability, battery, screen, performance

value for money, reliability

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon Kindle Touch review

 

The Amazon Kindle Touch is Amazon's first touchscreen e-reader, and includes Wi-Fi connectivity - REVISED 8 MAY 2012

Both the hardware and navigation of the Kindle Touch won us over. With solid Kindle Store integration, near instant book downloads and even a usable web browser, this is the best Amazon e-book reader so far.

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Multi-touch makes e-reading easier than ever but a sluggish interface means the Amazon Kindle Touch isn't cut out for speed reading.

Simple gestures to flick through books ; Improved menus ; High-contrast screen

Slow touch interface ; Easy to accidentally turn pages ; Heavier than the standard Kindle

Amazon's great leap into the world of touch was inevitable. Swiping through ebooks, pinching to zoom and pressing to select feels so natural and intuitive that it's almost impossible to go back to a traditional Kindle.

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Amazon Kindle Touch

 

Amazon's Kindle Touch is an e-Reader that that stores digital books, and displays them using an advanced E Ink display that gives the illusion of resembling printed words, resulting in less strain on the eyes. The Amazon Kindle Touch also features...

If you’re an avid reader of books and want to go digital, the Amazon Kindle Touch is a good value tablet has everything you need to get enjoying ebooks. It’s near faultless in operation, and comes well recommended. Amazon Kindle Touch is tagged with...

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Amazon Kindle Touch review

 

Amazon's new touch Kindle adds useful functionality – but is it enough to tempt you away from the cheaper models asks Matt Warman

All in all, if you’re given a Touch you’ll appreciate it and you may never want to go back. But the standard Kindle is faster and cheaper – if you’re buying one yourself, or offered the choice, it’s your better option.

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Amazon Kindle Touch review

 

The Amazon Kindle Touch is Amazon's first touchscreen e-reader. It is responsive, but its software lacks the finesse we had expected. And if you want one, you'll have to buy it in the US.

Though the Kindle Touch is a necessary catch-up upgrade for Amazon, this model's hardware and software introduce little innovation and imagination to separate it from the competition. The most compelling aspect of the Kindle Touch is its inclusion of...

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Kindle Touch Review: Finally, a Touch E-reader for Amazon

 

The Kindle Touch (Wi-Fi + 3G) is the flagship of Amazon's Kindle e-reader line. The addition of touch navigation aligns Amazon's Kindle with its competition, but a few debatable interface and physical design choices reduce my enthusiasm for this...

Only e-reader with a 3G version ; Easy to page through books with left or right hand

Menus are awkward

Though the Kindle Touch brings Amazon up to speed with other e-readers, its hardware and software offer little in the way of imagination and useful innovation.

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Amazon Kindle Touch 3G Review

 

Amazon announced three new Kindles back in September: the fourth generation Kindle, the Kindle Touch (and Kindle Touch 3G, both of which are identical aside from the 3G antenna), and the Kindle Fire. The Kindle 4 was available on the same day, and...

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Amazon Kindle Touch

 

It was back in back in September that Amazon finally unveiled the Kindle Fire, its long awaited entry into the budget space. The full-color, multimedia slate hit the sweet spot, price-wise, sliding in at a hair under $200 and setting the tech world...

Dual-touch touchscreen ; Pocket-sized ; X-ray search feature ; Optional 3G

No expandable memory ; Starting price includes ads

Amazon's first touchscreen reader isn't a revolution, but it's certainly enough to keep the company at the forefront of the e-reader market.

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Amazon Kindle Touch

 

Amazon has finally announced that the Kindle Touch 3G will ship to Australia.

Stay tuned for our full review.

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Kindle Touch Wi-Fi

 

Measuring 6.8 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches, the Kindle is thinner and more compact than the Kindle 3. It is also very light – just 7.5 ounces – and easy to tote and hold. Thanks to touch, the interface is easier, more convenient. As all page-turning takes place...

The Kindle Touch is intuitive and very simple to use. The addition of touch has even made the interface friendlier to the user. Most of the advantages of the Kindle 3 are also offered by the Kindle Touch, including 2-month battery life (with wireless...

The Kindle Touch carries a large 4GB internal storage (3GB is available for use), but it doesn’t have an SD card slot. Amazon compensates this lack with a free cloud storage service, but you can’t really use it unless you’re connected to the Internet ;...

The Kindle Touch with Special Offers (priced $99) and the Kindle Touch ($139) are definitely a step up to the Kindle 3. They’re worth checking out if you are looking for good value for your money. Shipping of the devices will start the second or third...