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The Kindle Paperwhite is Prime Day cheap right now

Kindle Paperwhite
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Want to get some reading done over the last few weeks of summer? Now would be a good time to pick up a shiny new Kindle from Amazon.

The 8GB Kindle Paperwhite is currently on sale for just $79.99 (opens in new tab), a savings of $50. Or you can grab the 32GB model for just $99.99 (opens in new tab), which is $60 off the usual price. Those are among the best Amazon deals we’ve seen this month. 

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Kindle Paperwhite: was $129 now $79 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is a great Kindle for a great price. The super-sharp 300 ppi screen means the text is rendered crisply for a comfortable reading experience. It's even waterproof, so there's no need to worry if you accidentally drop it while you're reading by the pool or in the bath. The Paperwhite comes with 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free, and you can upgrade from 8GB to 32GB of storage for a little extra. Just so you know, this Kindle is ad-supported, so if you want an ad-free experience, pick up the "without ads" version for an extra $20.

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Amazon Kindle: was $89 now $64 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
On a tighter budget? The original Kindle is the cheapest option currently available, with a 167 ppi screen and adjustable brightness. It still has Bluetooth connectivity, and comes with 3 months of free Kindle Unlimited, but unfortunately lacks the waterproofing. If you don't mind the lower screen resolution, this isn't a bad option.

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Amazon Kindle Kids Edition: was $109 now $74 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Kindle Kids Edition is a good option for little ones, coming with a 167 ppi screen, 1 year of Amazon Kids Plus, and a protective cover. There's also a two-year warranty, so you can get it replaced if it breaks. It also comes with parental controls, so you can see what your kid is reading, and help them choose from a library of good books recommended for their age group.

In our Kindle Paperwhite review, we rated the Paperwhite as the best Kindle for most people, because of its smooth 300 ppi screen and a backlight to be able to read in the dark. As well as that, the fact that it’s waterproof is a great feature. You can also connect headphones or a speaker via Bluetooth, and listen along to audiobooks from Audible while you read.

The current sale going on means that the Paperwhite is only $15 more than the original Kindle, so it’s not too much more to shell out for the higher screen resolution and the great backlight. Of course, if you don’t mind not having these features, the original Kindle will still serve your reading needs well.

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide covering the latest tech news and specializing in deals content and how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices and headphones to games and software. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.