The Amazon Boxing Day sales went live today, and we were delighted to see the Kindle Paperwhite take another spin in the discount dance. Usually £109.99, this boxing day deal sees it discounted down to just £89.99.
With the basic entry level Kindle priced at £56.99, the far superior Kindle Paperwhite is just £33 more. This is excellent value considering you get almost double the PPI resolution, making for much clearer text on the screen.
Better yet, this is the cheapest of the Kindle range with a built-in light. The light shines onto the screen from the edge, rather than through it into your face, so it’s much easier on the eye than reading a tablet at night.
Kindling for your reading habits
This excellent Kindle deal is available for both the black and white models of the Paperwhite.
While scouring the net to make sure this is the best offer around, we found some handy alternatives from those price matchers over at John Lewis and Tesco, but only in black.
John Lewis is only 4p cheaper, but you get a tempting two year warranty. Tesco has tried to outdo both by selling the Paperwhite for £89. Act fast as we imagine once Amazon puts the price back up, the others will promptly follow suit. Take your pic below.
What do Special Offers mean for Amazon Kindles?
If you’ve clicked through and are wondering what the ‘with or without Special Offers’ means on Amazon’s listing, they’re essentially screensaver-based ads, that you can pay £10 extra to remove. They disappear instantly though, with no need to wait for them to time-out (unlike those annoying ads on mobile games).
For a more complete description, and to see why we don’t think they’re worth paying extra to remove, have a look at the Best Kindle deals page, where we go into more detail.