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Amazon Kindle Touch

alaTest has collected and analysed 55 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The battery and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed reviews on the storage and price. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, battery, screen, size


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 55 reviews)

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Amazon Kindle Touch


The Kindle Touch finally arrives in the UK. But is it any good?

Great Design, Comfortable to hold, Excellent Kindle Store integration, Packed feature list

Chunkier and heavier than rivals, No EPUB support

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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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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 2011


The Kindle Touch is Amazon's best e-reader to date.

The Kindle Touch is a compact, lightweight, and affordable e-book reader with an e-ink touch screen. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, newspapers, and audiobooks via's familiar online store, as well as to online...

All accessories--including a cover and an AC charger--cost extra. You also need to spend an extra $40 if you don't want the ad-supported Special Offers version, and $50 more if you want 3G wireless support. The lack of hard page-turn buttons may...

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Kindle Touch review


With so many new Kindles to choose from, it's important to make the right decision for you and your family. Do you go all-in with a Kindle Fire? Skate by with the bargain basement Kindle? Or, like Goldilocks, do you choose something in the middle? The...

Great price ; Touchscreen ; Kindle ecosystem

Boring design ; Last-gen software ; Ads

Amazon reinvents the Kindle with the all-new Kindle Touch. But how far have we really come?