"Don't deduct points for lack of keyboard"4.5 starson by j814jwong
Pros: In my opinion, the most interesting new features are X-Ray and the faster e-ink (Note that the change-to-black flash is still there but does so much less which changing pages based on videos I've seen.)
Cons: Lower battery life and space then the Kindle Touch (But this is to lower the price). The lack of audio playback and speakers are other ways to lower the price even more. And once again, this model is much more for barebones reading with no bells and whi
Summary: You shouldn't deduct points for a lack of keyboard for this model. Amazon didn't put a keyboard or touchscreen to lower the price. Not mention this is much more for simply reading so a keyboard for this model is unnecessary. However, the Kindle Touch and the Kindle Keyboard have a touchscreen keyboard or physical keyboard for those who want a better typing experience.
For the user looking for the best ereader simply reading without any bells and whistles, this is the perfect choice as it is the lowest priced Kindle model.