The 11th generation Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition are on sale in Canada. These savings have not been announced and it remains to be seen how long they will last. The new Kindle Paperwhite with has been on sale before, for Black Friday, but this is the first time the price has been this low. You can currently pick up today for $119.99, the regular price is $149.99. The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is the premium version of the eReader. It has an ambient light sensor to control the front-lit display and also wireless charging. This model has never been on sale before in Canada, so you’ll want to take advantage of it. You can bbuy it for 169.99 and the regular price is $209.99, so it’s the best deal you can get right now.
Both versions of the Kindle feature a 6.8-inch E INK Carta 1200 display, which dramatically increases performance and page-turning speed. The resolution is 1236 x 1648 and 300 PPI. They both have a front illuminated display with white LED lights and orange LED lights, there are 17 LED lights in total. The previous generation Kindle Paperwhite only had 4 white LED lights, so both models are a huge upgrade. Under the hood is a 1GHZ MT8113 SOC processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage for the regular Paperwhite and 32GB for the Signature Edition. You will be able to connect to both your MAC or PC via USB-C to charge it or to transfer digital content.
Normally the US gets most of the Kindle deals and price promotions and normally other markets, such as Australia, Canada and the UK are left out. It’s refreshing that the great white north is getting an exclusive deal for the latest generation Kindles. If you’re considering purchasing either model, Audible audiobooks aren’t available from the Kindle store in Canada, so you won’t be able to purchase and listen to previous purchases or make new ones. That’s odd, because Audible has a dedicated Canadian site, with licensed content from all major publishers, as well as exclusive US editions.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.