Black Friday 2020 Kindle deals: Kindle for $60, Paperwhite for $85, Oasis for $175 – CNET

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday has come and gone, but the deals don’t stop! Cyber Monday deals are now available on Amazon, including heavy discounts on Kindle e-readers that rival Prime Day prices, along with new discounts on many ebooks. 

You can get a deal on a Kindle Paperwhite for $85 (save $45), Kindle for $60 (save $30) and the luxurious Kindle Oasis for $175 (save $75). If you’ve been holding out for a good price or are considering giving a Kindle as a gift this holiday season, now is a great time to save on one of the best e-readers at a great price. Note that while some of the delivery dates are now for early December, however, others are now into January.

As of Monday afternoon, Amazon is offering up to 80% off on bestselling titles by authors like James Patterson, Gregg Olsen and Oprah’s Book Club-recommended author Jeanine Cummins. Amazon also has big discounts on nearly the entire range of Amazon devices, including Fire tablets, Ring security devices and Echo speakers, which are at or near Prime Day prices. 

We’ll keep updating this list as deals change, but due to the ever-lengthening shipping windows, we’d suggest anyone looking to grab a Kindle this holiday season act soon.

Read more: Best e-reader for 2020

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On Monday Morning, Amazon announced discounts of up to 80% on bestselling titles from authors like James Patterson and Ayad Akhtar. The deals extend to virtually every genre, including nonfiction, history, science fiction, young adult and business.

The deals include recently published books, best sellers, titles featured on Oprah’s Book Club and more. 

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This is the Goldilocks in Amazon’s line and our current CNET Editors’ Choice in the category. Here are some things we love about the Kindle Paperwhite:

  • It’s 10% thinner and lighter than the previous version.
  • It has a “flush-front” design with a back made of a softer, grippy material instead of hard plastic. 
  • It’s a fully waterproof Kindle, like the high-end Kindle Oasis, and has a plastic screen that Amazon says is shatter- and scratch-resistant.
  • It has built-in Bluetooth, so you can download Amazon Audible audiobooks and listen to them with wireless headphones.

The Paperwhite was last updated in November 2018. Aside from USB-C charging and maybe an updated screen, it’s unclear what more Amazon could add to the Paperwhite in 2021, so this is a pretty future-proofed gift for avid readers.

Read our Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review.

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The latest iteration of Amazon’s entry-level ebook reader, which Amazon simply calls the Kindle, now has a self-illuminated screen and an upgraded design. We prefer the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, which has a higher-resolution display (text and images appear a bit sharper), is waterproof and has a slightly better lighting scheme. But if you don’t want to spend much for an e-reader, the standard Kindle is a good option, especially when it’s discounted like this.

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Most people will be happy with the more affordable Paperwhite for their Kindle ebook reading and basic Kindle needs, but if you want the best of the best with an antiglare screen — and don’t mind paying a premium for it — the Oasis is arguably it when it comes to a premium ebook device. $175 is a good price for it.

Amazon’s top-of-the-line E Ink e-reader was updated in 2019 — but this Kindle e-reader device is basically identical to the previous Kindle Oasis except for one key difference: It has a new color-adjustable integrated light that allows you to customize the color tone from cool to warm, depending on whether you’re reading during the day or at night. You can also schedule the screen warmth to update automatically with sunrise and sunset — not unlike Night Shift mode on Apple devices.

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The Kids Edition on sale here includes a case — there are four case options to choose from — along with a year of Amazon Kids Plus (FreeTime Unlimited), which normally costs $3 a month and gives you access to hundreds of kids’ books. Amazon Kids Plus includes the complete Harry Potter series and the first book from other popular series such as Artemis Fowl.

Source: Black Friday 2020 Kindle deals: Kindle for $60, Paperwhite for $85, Oasis for $175 – CNET

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