"Great basic e-reader!"4.5 starson by hydra38811
-decent size for reading
-"special offers" do not intrude with reading
-easy to read screen
-long battery life
Cons: does not come with a even a basic cover(amazon cover $40 more)
Summary: I got this kindle as a Christmas present. I haven't read much in recent years but now I've already read several books with several more to go. I can read for several hours without suffering from eye strain.
The lack of a keyboard is not a problem for me since I can just order the books off amazon.com and download them later to the kindle. It would have been nice to get a basic cover with it, but that's just a small problem. The special offers only show up when you put the kindle to sleep or on a small banner ad at the bottom of the menu screen.
All in all, it is a very good deal for $79.