Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 6th)
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SIZE: It's the same size as the original Paperwhite - 6.7"x4.6"x0.36". The weight has been reduced slightly from 7.8 ounces to 7.3 ounces. The Paperwhite is very comfortable to hold in one hand, which is how I usually read. The really good news is that if you have a case for the original Paperwhite, it will also fit the new one (thank you, Amazon). If you buy a case, I highly recommend that the case include the magnetic AutoWake function. It's much easier to turn the Kindle on and off without fumbling for the small power switch.
LIGHTING: The front-lighting is noticeably improved over the original Paperwhite, which had slightly visible shadows coming from the bottom edge where the LED lights were located. (It didn't bother me, but some readers were annoyed by that.) I couldn't see any shadows in the new Paperwhite, where the lighting appears brighter and more uniform. With the Paperwhite's front lighting, you'll never need a clip-on light, even in total darkness.Read more ›
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I have added a video of the Kindle Paperwhite compared to a Kindle Keyboard and a Kindle Fire. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will try to answer them.
I love that the text on the screen is crisp and clear. I use the Kindle because my declining vision caused me to stop reading books. Reading was my number one hobby my entire life and I just loved it. The Kindle has brought back that reading experience and now with the crisper text and lit screen I can enjoy my reading in every type of environment. I laid my Kindle Keyboard and the New Kindle Paperwhite side by side and the comparison of the quality of text and clarity is amazingly in favor of the new Paperwhite. The new lighting system and screen clarity is where this Paperwhite design really is outstanding. With better contrast, lighting and custom designed fonts, the text just pops out of the screen like you have not seen in an e-Reader before. With 221 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) this screen provides a 768 by 1024 pixel screen that just makes the old Kindle Keyboard look old fashioned. Technology certainly does move quickly on.Read more ›
Design - The Kindle white has a nice look and shape. It fits well and is easy to hold in one hand. It's fairly light, so it doesn't tire the hands too much. I can grip it for long periods before having to switching hands. Its design is very similar to the previous Paperwhite - almost identical. The height and width are the same, the buttons are in the same location, and although this version is slightly lighter, it is not noticeable.
Display - Although not a huge improvement from last year's model, the display is one of the best features of the Paperwhite. Like most e-readers, the Paperwhite uses digital ink technology. This model employs a more advanced version. In addition, the lighting has been upgraded, so among other things, it is more evenly lit. Together, they make for incredible viewing. In my opinion, it's one of the best digital ink e-reader display on the market. I really enjoy reading on it, text look very sharp and crisp, with little to no eye strain.
Processor - The Paperwhite has an upgraded processor, which means smoother page turns and navigation. I am able to open books, flip pages, and navigate menus fairly quickly. There is barely any lag as I flip through many pages at a time. Also, the flashing effect when turning pages shows up less if at all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was expecting better resolution and for price I highly recommend the kindle fire.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Great resolution and love how easy it is to change the backlighting. Very clear and easy to read text. Definitely an upgrade from the non-Paperwhite versions. I'd recommend it.Published 1 day ago by FoodObsessedMom
Replaced a 5-yr old Kindle and it was an ideal replacement. The back lighting on the screen is more effective, and the phone is more compact for the same screen size. Read morePublished 1 day ago by donfitz
This is a huge improvement over my first Kindle. Easier to read, longer lasting battery and improved navigation.Published 1 day ago by R. Jarman
This review is a reflection on the poor customer service and Amazon policy on Kindles, rather than the Kindle paperwhite itself. Read morePublished 1 day ago by RandallB
Impresive! Amazon Support team was excellent, they replaced my device because a damaged pixel.Published 1 day ago by Emmanuel Alejandro Méndez González
I like the fact that it enhances my reading experience! I enjoy adjusting the light and text size to my preference. My eyes are grateful.Published 2 days ago by Laura larkin
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