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TL;DR: Amazon just released a new Kindle Paperwhite(opens in a new tab) with double the storage for only $10 more than the entry-level model.
The new 6-inch Kindle with premium features and a surprisingly low price tag stole the spotlight upon its release last week, but another Amazon unveiling deserves its moment as well: the 16GB Kindle Paperwhite(opens in a new tab).
Amazon quietly released a new 16GB version of the elegant e-reader and it's definitely a better bang for your buck. It still packs all the premium features we loved about the original Kindle Paperwhite — a 6.8-inch display that looks fantastic under any lighting, weeks-long battery life, a waterproof design, adjustable warm light, and a flawless form factor fit for one-handed readers. But with the new model, you can also fit thousands more books with double the storage for just $149.99.
It's a simple, but welcomed update for those looking to store more on their device. Plus, at just $10 more than the original 8GB version, it's an excellent alternative to splurging on the 32GB Paperwhite Signature Edition ($189.99). You won't get the wireless charging feature, but regardless, the 16GB Paperwhite (non-Signature Edition) is certainly the better deal.
The Kindle Paperwhite is a “nearly perfect” e-reader, according to Mashable tech reporter Alex Perry. And unlike the new 6-inch Kindle, which won't be released until Oct. 12, the 16GB Paperwhite is already available at Amazon(opens in a new tab).
If you're looking to upgrade from an older Kindle that lost the ability to browse, borrow, or buy books directly from the Kindle Store last month, both new releases are solid options that won't break the bank.