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  • Higher resolution display (300 ppi) - with twice as many pixels
  • Now with Bookerly, our exclusive font, hand-crafted from the ground up for faster reading with less eyestrain
  • Built-in adjustable light-read day and night
  • Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
  • A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
  • Massive selection, lowest prices--over a million titles CDN$ 4.99 or less
  • Lighter than a paperback, holds thousands of books
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Highest resolution e-reader display

With twice as many pixels as the previous generation, the all-new Kindle Paperwhite has an improved high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp, laser quality text.

No glare in bright sunlight

Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper.

Read comfortably with one hand

Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in one hand for those times when you can't put the book down.

Charge monthly, not daily

Kindle Paperwhite won't leave you tethered to an outlet. A single charge can last up to six weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless turned off and the light setting at ten).

Won't tire your eyes in the dark

Kindle Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light—unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes—so you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain. Adjust your screen's brightness for great reading in any light.

Next-generation reading experience

Kindle Paperwhite now offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any font size.

Typesetting engine lays out words just as the author intended for beautiful rendering of pages. With improved character spacing and the addition of hyphenation, justification, kerning, ligatures, and drop cap support, our best-in-class typography helps you read faster with less eyestrain.

Enjoy reading with larger font sizes without compromising your reading experience. Page layout and margins automatically adapt to work well at even the largest font sizes. The typography and layout improvements are available on over half a million books, including many best sellers, with thousands more being added every week.

Lose yourself in a book

By design, Kindle Paperwhite is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn't distract you with social media, emails, and text messages.

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Built-in Light No Yes - 4 LEDs Yes - 6 LEDs
+ adaptive light sensor
Yes - 10 LEDs for
enhanced page consistency
Page Turns Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
+ PagePress
Touchscreen
+ page turn buttons
Resolution 167 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi
Charging Cover No No No Included
Battery Life Weeks Weeks Weeks Months
Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi or
Wi-Fi + Free 3G
Wi-Fi or
Wi-Fi + Free 3G
Wi-Fi or
Wi-Fi + Free 3G
Weight 161 g Wi-Fi: 205 g
Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 217 g
Wi-Fi: 180 g
Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 188 g
Without cover
Wi-Fi: 131 g
Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 133 g
Dimensions 160 x 115 x 9.1 mm 169 x 117 x 9.1 mm 162 x 115 x 7.6 mm 143 x 122 x 3.4-8.5 mm
Screen 6" glare-free 6" glare-free 6" glare-free 6" glare-free
Storage Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books

Flip through books while saving your place

Page Flip makes it easy to find pictures, charts, maps and even your notes and highlights from different parts of a book. While you swipe to other pages or zoom out to see page thumbnails, Page Flip automatically saves the page you’re reading, pinning it to the side of your screen so you’ll never lose your place.

Sharp, dark text

Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. Our fonts, such as Bookerly, have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability.

Export and share notes

It’s now easy to export notes and highlights from a book to your e-mail, so you can always have them on-hand for reference. Receive your notes both as an easily printable PDF that’s ready to bring to your book club, and as a simple file you can open in your favorite spreadsheet app.

Read comfortably with one hand

Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in one hand for those times when you can't put the book down.

Lose yourself in a book

By design, Kindle is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages.

Read more challenging books

Particularly for young readers, Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. Available on many popular English language titles.

Build your vocabulary

Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.

Learn more about a book before you start reading

With About This Book, see background information about the author, other books in the series, and more.

Adjust your text size

Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.

Share your library

With Family Library, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the linked Amazon account of a spouse or partner.

Pick up where you left off

Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.

Share with friends on Goodreads

With Goodreads on Kindle, you can connect with the largest online community of book lovers, see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.

X-Ray lets you explore the "Bones of the Book"

See all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest. The X-Ray timeline view lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.

Look it up instantly while you read

Smart Lookup integrates entries from The New Oxford American Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia, so you can access definitions, characters, settings, and more without losing your place.

Know how long it will take to finish that last chapter

Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed, and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change. At a glance you’ll know how much time it will take to finish a chapter or book.

In-line footnotes

With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without losing your place in the book.

Translate passages instantly

Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate it into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.

Low book prices

Over a million titles are priced at CDN$ 4.99 or less. Over two million titles are CDN$ 9.99 or less.

Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited gives you the freedom to explore over 1 million titles. Try new genres, discover new authors, and dive into new adventures with unlimited access to our wide and varied selection of books. Relive the classics you grew up with, start on that best seller you've been wanting to read, or try one of the hundreds of thousands of books you won’t find anywhere for just CDN$ 9.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days (Quebec residents are not eligible for a free trial). Learn more

Exclusive Kindle titles

Over 1 million Kindle exclusive titles that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Arthur C. Clarke.

Massive selection

Millions of books, including the latest best sellers, Canadian authors, Kindle Singles, and over 150,000 French language titles.

Free books in the public domain

Millions of titles in the public domain, such as A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice, and more are available for free.

Free book samples

Download and read a sample for free before you decide to buy.

Free Kindle app

Download the Kindle app on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac to keep reading when you don’t have your Kindle with you. Learn more

Switch devices without losing your place

Amazon's Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book, so you can seamlessly switch between your Kindle and the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer without ever losing your place.

Set goals and celebrate with achievement badges

Kids can read books in a simple, fun, and safe environment designed specifically for them with Kindle FreeTime. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their reading milestones. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books read.

Tackle more challenging books

For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more.

Vocabulary Builder

When kids look up words on Kindle, they are automatically added to the Vocabulary Builder on their device. With Vocabulary Builder, they can use flashcards to learn the definitions and usage of words.

Best-in-class parental controls

Parents can have peace of mind that kids won't access inappropriate content or websites, or accidentally make purchases as Kindle FreeTime blocks access to browsing and purchasing in the Kindle Store, access to the Internet, access to Wikipedia, and disables social sharing.

Better together

Slim, form-fitting covers designed by Amazon perfectly fit your Kindle and provide full front and back protection. The covers are easy to securely attach and remove, and fold back for easy one-handed reading. They automatically put your Kindle to sleep when it is closed and wake it upon opening, making it easy to jump back into your books. The new Kindle Paperwhite is compatible with all previous generation Kindle Paperwhite covers and accessories.

We've got you covered

Choose a cover crafted from premium natural leather or durable polyurethane with a matching microfiber interior. The cover protects your Kindle and keeps your screen clean without adding bulk, making it perfect for taking your Kindle wherever you go.

Technical Details
DisplayAmazon’s 6" Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm
WeightWi-Fi: 205 grams; Wi-Fi + 3G: 217 grams
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage4GB; holds thousands of books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Content Formats SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Paperwhite User Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty is available for Canada customers, sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxKindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
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Customer Reviews

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I returned this and ended up getting a Kobo Glow HD.

The Kindle does a page refresh quite often. Basically the screen flashes black every 2-6 pages at random (when you flip the page). Every e-reader does this, but you can select the interval on the Kobo (up to 6 pages), which isn't as annoying. The Kindle has uneven lighting with "dark spots" due to poor quality lights. (not the case with the Kobo). Also, the Kobo supports ePub files which is common for free books, where as the Kindle doesn't.

Overall, the Kindle definitely isn't a bad e-reader, but I couldn't give it more than 3 stars once I found a great one.
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Kindle, you work soooo well! How do you do it? I love to read and this little gadget makes it possible for me to bring my eclectic book stack everywhere. The charge lasts a long time so I'm happy to pack it with my camping gear for extended trips. I brought it to Nepal for a 5 month field season in the high hills, the kindle took a few falls and got wet more than a few times but it's still working just fine. I suggest getting the matte screen protector, it prevents glare and saves the screen from the inevitable scratches garnered from use outdoors around sand and grit. I've got so many books on it and theres still lots of storage to spare. I even upload current scientific literature via the kindle email and I can read academic work on the road. What a nifty gadget!
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I am surprisingly satisfied with this item. I got it sceptically. I had a few books I didn't care to have on my shelf but wanted to read and I wanted to try something electronic for speaking engagements. The price was good enough I thought it was worth a chance. Full convert. While not what it's advertised for this unit is great for speeches. The screen is just big enough for a paragraph of speech transcript sized text, it fits nicely in my hand, the pages don't blow if I'm outside, the battery lasts for eons and charges really quickly, it's light, it fits in my hand nicely, it fits in the pocket of a suit jacket so I don't have to carry my satchel around with me. On top of that many people are using tablets for speeches - except they get glare, low battery life, and the backlight makes them look like they're telling ghost stories. The kindle has no almost glare - it's readable in full sun - and it has a great backlight that does not reflect on your face. Just fantastic for speeches. The only downside is no colour - but I don't tend to do colour notes anyway.
As for books, what it's designed for, I hate to say it but I might be a convert. All I can say is: reading in bed with one hand. It's lighter than a book and there's no stiff spine to worry about. It just works in any position with one hand. In addition the backlight makes lamps unnecessary. I'm very torn because I like to keep books on the shelf once I've read them but this is just so useable.
In addition there are other features I really love. The browser is not great but works well enough I'd be tempted to leave my computer at home sometimes. I love the feature that lets you look up words and characters. Fantastic. I think it's compatible with audible as well which I hope to be testing out soon.
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I wasn't sure if I even wanted a Kindle so I opted for one at the cheaper end of the scale. However, I'm absolutely delighted with it. Once set up, it worked seamlessly with Amazon and my Kindle account, giving me access to my whole Kindle library. Downloads are fast and indexing is good. The screen is pretty good, too, although slightly bigger might have been better, The battery life between charges is really good, weeks at a time depending on how you set the device up. I love my Kindle, especially with the cover I bought with it, and would recommend anyone who reads to try it. I'll run this for a while then look at getting a more expensive model,
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For my first e-reader purchase, I decided to try both the Kindle Paperwhite 2015 and the Kobo glo HD 2015. To tell you the truth, if I were to choose on specs alone, the kobo glo HD would have probably won. Though both seem to have very similar specs on paper, the differences were quite obvious. The font darkness and wider range of typographic customization, lighter device weight, intuitive light adjustability, larger range of supported book formats, book cover screensaver and a larger range of shades on the display are just some of the major points on the kobo glo HD that really outdid the kindle.

So why did I end up sticking with the kindle?
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DURABILITY
I trust the durability of my kindle unlike the kobo which has a very bad rep for faulty devices. Overall, you could see how much better built the kindle was in comparison to the kobo.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Amazon has better customer service in handling with issues that may arise with my device or book purchases.

WIDER RANGE OF BOOKS
Amazon has a larger selection of books in the market, competitive prices and easy purchase process.
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With that said, I haven't tested all the functionality of the device yet. PDF support isn't that high on my list of uses for my device and I don't normally rent from the library. If I do end up testing these down the road, I'll be sure to add it into my review but for now I am content with the kindle for my reading needs.

UPDATE: Dec 7, 2015
After transferring some files into my kindle through my computer, I noticed that the total writable space on the device was only 3.04 gigs which had me disappointed.
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