Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi [Previous Generation]
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- Patented built-in light evenly illuminates the screen to provide the perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions
- Paperwhite has 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast compared to the previous generation Kindle
- Even in bright sunlight, Paperwhite delivers clear, crisp text and images with no glare
- New hand-tuned fonts - 6 font styles, 8 adjustable sizes
- 8-week battery life, even with the light on
- Holds up to 1,100 books - take your library wherever you go
- Built-in Wi-Fi lets you download books in under 60 seconds
There is a newer version of this item:
First-Ever Paperwhite Display
Read in Bright Sunlight with No Glare
Kindle Paperwhite has a matte screen that reflects light like ordinary paper so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room with no glare.
Read at Night
With Kindle Paperwhite, reading in bed just got better. The patented built-in light illuminates the screen, not the entire room, so you won't disturb your partner when you can't put your book down at night.
Patented Built-in Light
All the Books You Love
Top Customer Reviews
This is definitely, without question, in my personal opinion, the best Kindle that Amazon has released to date. It's solid, works well, is fast, and is definitely a great piece of technology for those of you who love to read.
As noted in numerous reviews, the backlighting isn't 100% uniform. You can tell where the LEDs on the bottom of the screen sit, however, you practically don't notice it in real-world conditions (and I'm very picky about these kind of things). It's entirely without the realm of normal, and it's of no issue, so order without being paranoid and thinking there is some 100% perfect Kindle out there that you'll need to keep exchanging for (unless, of course, the one you order is broken).
I highly recommend this, and this will be replacing my prior Kindles and my iPad Mini as my go-to reading device.
I have owned many kindles and many other e-readers. The Paperwhite is by far the best. Easy.
The key features that are excellent:
1) Time until chapter ends > I love this feature, and it makes reading before bed/or in transit more enjoyable.
2) Illuminated screen > no more stupid clip on lamps/lights. I can read with easy and set the level of illumination quickly and easily.
3) Syncing > I have the kindle app on my iPhone and my iPad. The app on both sync with my Paperwhite all the time making reading any book across all platforms a breeze. It's an excellent feature that no other e-book company offers currently.
It feels great in your hand, and not flimsy.
The cover (sold separately) is also as great or better than the iPad's version.
Battery works better with wifi off, but its not a dealbreaker.
I love book more with this item in my possession. I normally was not a big reader. But I have already red so many books this year alone and I have the Paperwhite to thanks. Well done Amazon and thank you.
Compared to the 3G (Kindle Keyboard):
The backlighting enhances the contrast and lets you read in daylight and dark
It has new software gadgets built in - estimating the time to finish a chapter, and finish the book.
The lighting is nicely adjustable
It's very hard to use left handed - they removed the very handy buttons on the side, and have made the 'page forward' page turn activate by tapping the righthand side of the screen.
No text to speech, no audio support.
The backlighting is uneven leaving occasional 'darker spots' at the bottom of the screen.
I'm also disappointed that we're still not able to use our own screensaver, nor are we able to use the bookcover as the screensaver (unless you want to break product terms, void warranties, etc, etc)
Additionally, unlike the Kobo glo, we can't use dsylexia friendly fonts
Most recent customer reviews
I love it! It is light, bright and easy on eyes. It is so much easier than travelling with a load of books ( but cannot compare to holding the real thing in your hands, if you... Read morePublished 5 days ago by annabella
I love it, the backlight allows you to read it anywhere. I was a traditional book bigot, always thought that the look and feel of a real book was part of the reading pleasure. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Timothy P Kelsey
I bought this a gift for my sister and she loves it. I've tried it out and been pretty tempted to buy one for myself too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by KK
Works well, item as described. I love travelling with it. I'm a big reader, and it's a lot better than lugging around 20-30 books while I travel. :)Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
wife loves it,easier to read from than a book and doesn't strain the eyes.Published 3 months ago by Blair F
Love the Kindle. I am writing this review two years after purchasing the product and it still works as well as on day one, and aside from a little scratch in the plastic frame, it... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Francois L.
I love the back light. My other e-reader didn't have one and it is much easier on the eyes both day and night. It is compact and travels well. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer