It's a Kindle fire. It's more of a tablet computer than an e-reader. They still make the kindle paperwhite which is just a reader. If your main use will be reading, the paper white is better as the screen is more like a book.
It has its drawback as a tablet, besides issues with JWN, some videos won't play on it, and I have had issues with the charging port, but it's really cheap, the last I looked they were $120. I use mine a lot, so if I get two years of use out of them I figure I got my money's worth.