Amazon has launched a new and improved Kindle e-reader today. The new e-reader is the first update to the company’s most affordable model in two years and it is thinner and lighter than its predecessor. It also happens to be the first Kindle from Amazon since the 2010 Kindle Keyboard to be available in white. Starting today, Amazon is also going to offer the Kindle Paperwhite in white color as well.

The updated Kindle is also the company’s cheapest model. At $79.99, it features twice the memory of its predecessor, happens to be thinner and lighter, and has a more rounded design for easy one-handed use.

Even though it has a touchscreen display it’s not as good as the 300 ppi display of the Kindle Paperwhite. The company doesn’t say how long the battery will last but says that it should be good for weeks of usage on a single charge.

Amazon hasn’t made any drastic changes to this e-reader even after two years, but that’s to be expected from the company, it normally makes incremental changes to its new e-readers. Those who want to get more out of their e-reader can always go for Amazon’s new and rather expensive Kindle Oasis.

The new Kindle is available from Amazon starting today and so is the $119.99 Kindle Paperwhite in white color.

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