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Amazon Kindle Touch

alaTest has collected and analysed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and screen are generally positive. The battery and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability and value for money. Ratings are divided on the storage.

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 51 reviews)

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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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Amazon Kindle Touch review

 

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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Amazon Kindle Touch

 

so good

touch read books

nothin

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Amazon Kindle Touch

 

To be honest, I don't see how these sell, Most mobile devices have e-book features. I personally hate reading off these, they hurt my eyes after a while. I'll just read a book instead.

Portability

Just another way to damage your eyes on a small screen

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Amazon Kindle Touch

 

I am the founder of the UK Kindle Users Forum and the Kindle Touch has been tested fully in the UK. For information about the tests, a review and information on how to get hold of one come to http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersforum/forum-81.html

Works in the UK, Good screen quality, nice design, better audio functions than Kindle Keyboard

Touch screen can be unresponsive, slightly heavy, crippled 3G

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Amazon review summary for the Amazon Kindle Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of the Amazon Kindle Touch from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money

portability

90% of reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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BRILLIANT - INCREDIBLY EASY TO USE

 

I was always sceptical about getting a Kindle. In the end I bit the bullet and bought my first. The Kindle Touch. It has to be one of the best purchases I've ever made. I don't know how I managed without one. I cannot recommend this product enough. It...

easy to use, sync with smartphone/tablet/ipad, good battery life, easy to navigate, simple to add new books

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