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Pros: Everything's better in colour. It just is. Looking at the Kindle Fire's gorgeous colour screen makes the black and white Kindles look like they came from another century. It comes with a slightly bigger screen than the standard Kindle models (7" rather than 6"), as well as stereo speakers, 8GB of storage and a dual-core processor.
Cons: That colour screen drains your battery life much faster than the black and white versions, and you'll also lose that e-ink sharpness and the ability to read clearly in direct sunlight. Only 9 hours battery life pales in comparison to the other models, which can offer up to two months on a single charge. At 400g, it's also the heaviest of the Kindles. For the price, you also might well be better off finding a cut-price tablet alternative.
Ideal for: People who like to read a lot of magazines or books with colour illustrations, or have an eBook reader that's more of a tablet and can be used to play games, check email and surf the Internet.
Suggested eBooks: You've got that lovely colour screen, so use it. Take up some of the latest magazine offers, for example The Spectator is £2.99 a month, Philosophy Now £1.99 bi-monthly and The Spectator £4.99 a month. Another new feature coming in October will be the ability to auto-deliver magazines and newspapers the second they become available.