Kindle Paperwhite E-reader (Previous Generation-7th) - 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi, Black
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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
Highest resolution e-reader display
With twice as many pixels as the previous generation, 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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 closed and wake upon opening, making it easy to jump back into your books. This current generation 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.
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- Goodreads integration with Kindle. (I love Goodreads, so this helped me decide to buy the kindle)
- (unexpected) Powerpoint presentations look great on the kindle and this will replace the need to print them out for class. A bonus feature is that I can highlight parts of the text too and make short notes. It's lighter and more portable than a laptop (and less distracting for class). Just keep in mind that the powerpoints are in black and white so it could not be so great for some people.
- The dictionary and vocabulary builder software is extremely useful for people like me who would rather read on than put the book down to look up the word I don't know. Very efficient.
- For someone who reads an average of 25+ books a year, the Kindle will still save money in the long run because ebooks are cheaper
- I love being able to read while I eat and not need my hands to keep the book open.
- Great for traveling
- It feels so great to have instant access to all the books I want. No need to go out and look for the book in a bookstore. I got some books I've always wanted to read and had them all on my kindle ready for me in minutes. No pants required.
- Amazon Kindle software is still not ready for Canadian libraries. I would have loved to rent ebooks for free from my local library but unfortunately, Amazon hasn't been able to accomplish this feat (unlike their competitor: Kobo).
- I expected more fonts. There are only a few available and even fewer that I actually like for reading. They should allow Kindle users to download additional fonts of their choosing.
- The Kindle is a dust magnet and the back shows fingerprint markings. I heard Kobo does not have this problem.
- Pet hair gets lodged between the screen and the outer protective casing.
- The Kindle isn't optimized for textbook reading and I think Amazon is really missing out on a market for students who would rather pay half the price for textbooks and read them on a Kindle instead of lugging around heavy books.
If you don't mind renting ebooks instead of physically having them, and you have a library where you can rent ebooks for free (example in Montreal we have the Grande Bibliotheque Archives Nationales) it will be a lot cheaper to buy a kobo (after renting 5 or 6 books from the library you would have already spent the equivalent amount on the Kobo as you would have to buy those 5 or 6 books). This works better for avid readers on a budget.
Types of readers who will enjoy the Kindle (also, when renting free library books aren't convenient):
1) Goodreads fanatics
2) Note takers, quote makers, and re-readers: Buying ebooks for kindle is convenient if you normally like going back and reading it later (or reading certain passages). Even better if you evenjoy sharing quotes on your Goodreads account.
3) Book hoarders : People who just want to own the books they read. They won't necessarily read the book again, but they are comforted just by the fact that these books are always accessible.
4) Selective readers: You have a specific book in mind that you want to read right now and waiting for the library copy to be available is unfathimable. (For example, I'm quite the opposite of this. I have ~ 200 books on my to-read shelf. If something is unavailable I'm happy just finding another book)
If you end up going with the Kindle, and you read more than one book a month, Kindle unlimited will probably be worth it. Its about $10 a month and it's like Netflix for books. You can buy and read as many books you want for approximately price of one book per month.
Overall the Kindle is a great tool and I will be using it to alternate between real books and eBooks.
The zoom feature (on both types of eReaders I think) is unacceptably slow. Fantasy readers might be slightly disappointed at how difficult it is to read the world maps because contrast for images in ebooks aren't great, and unlike a PDF file, I can't change the contrast in an ebook. I am not sure how this will affect comic book readers.
(the picture is a close up of my biology powerpoint)
I understand commercial agreements have to be reached to integrated third party tools but in the end, having substandard elements reflects poorly on your product as a whole.