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Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

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  • No screen glare in bright sunlight
  • Read with one hand - over 30% lighter than iPad mini
  • Battery lasts weeks, not hours
  • Next-gen built-in light - read without eyestrain

No Glare in Bright Sunlight

Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the latest Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper — no annoying glare, even in bright sunlight.

Won't Tire Your Eyes in the Dark

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

Charge Monthly, Not Daily

Kindle Paperwhite won't leave you tethered to an outlet. A single charge can last up to eight weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at ten), unlike tablets that need to be charged each night.

Read Comfortably with One Hand

Thinner than a pencil, lighter than a paperback — and over 30% lighter than iPad mini. Comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in one hand for long reading sessions.

No Distractions

Kindle Paperwhite is purposely designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts.

Whiter Screen, Darker Text

IMPROVED — Enjoy even better contrast on the latest Kindle Paperwhite. Whites are whiter and blacks are blacker, creating sharp, clear text. The high-resolution display allows for elegant typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino, and all fonts on Kindle Paperwhite have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.

Fast, Easy Page Turns

IMPROVED — The new Kindle Paperwhite's processor is 25% faster. Books open and pages turn faster for a seamless experience. Kindle Paperwhite also uses the latest in capacitive touch technology, more accurately responding to the smallest touches.

Flip Through Without Losing Your Place

NEW — With Kindle Paperwhite’s new Page Flip feature, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place. Show me

Take and Share Notes

Add margin notes that you can edit, delete, or even export from Kindle Paperwhite to your computer. Share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook and Twitter, and see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.

Look It Up Instantly

IMPROVED — Kindle Paperwhite's Smart Lookup feature 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 leaving your page or losing your place. Show me

Adjust Your Text Size

Design your own perfect reading experience by increasing the text size to suit you. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer. Show me

Enhance Your Vocabulary

NEW — 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. Show me

In-line Footnotes

NEW — With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without changing your page or losing your place in the book. Show me

Go Deeper with X-Ray

Exclusive on Kindle, 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. Simply press and hold the name to zoom in on a character's bio. Show me

Carry Your Entire Library

Kindle Paperwhite holds up to 1,100 books, so you'll never have to leave your favorite titles behind. With Kindle Paperwhite, you can keep your entire library at hand wherever you go.

Squeeze In That Last Chapter

See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed and constantly updated as your speed and habits change. With Time to Read, it's never been easier to decide when to start a new chapter or finish the chapter you're reading. Show me

Pick Up Where You Left Off

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

Never Be Without a Book

Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading your next book in seconds. Our fast wireless delivers books in under 60 seconds — no computer required.

Translate Passages Instantly

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

Lowest Book Prices

Over a million titles are priced at $4.99 or less. Over 1,800,000 titles are $9.99 or less.

Kindle MatchBook

COMING SOON — For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.

Free Books in the Public Domain

Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.

Free Book Samples

Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Massive Selection

Millions of books, including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 375,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Oliver Pötzsch, and Clive Barker.

Get Personalized Recommendations

Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store uses the same personalized customer experience you're used to across Amazon.com, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.

Get Books in Seconds

Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds. Our fast, free wireless delivers books in under 60 seconds — no computer required.

Connect Wirelessly

New titles and archived items are a simple connection away. Connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road.

Read on Your Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer

For those times when you don't have your Kindle with you, just download the Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet, or computer to read your Kindle books.

Never Lose 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.

Encourage Their Love of Reading

Kindle Paperwhite is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle Paperwhite, they can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary and increase the font size for easier reading. They can read thousands of books for free, including classics like Treasure Island. And they can easily take their beloved books with them, without loading up a heavy backpack.

Power Up Their Vocabulary

NEW — Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle Paperwhite are automatically added to vocabulary builder. Show me

Beautiful Design, Perfect Fit

Designed to perfectly fit your device, the Kindle Paperwhite cover features a premium textured leather exterior and a woven nylon interior, providing light and thin protection. The integrated magnetic clasp keeps your cover securely closed in a backpack, purse, or briefcase.

Auto Wake and Sleep

The cover automatically wakes your Kindle Paperwhite upon opening and puts your device to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into your book.

Technical Details
DisplayAmazon's 6" Paperwhite display with exclusive Carta e-paper technology and next-generation built-in light, 212 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36" (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm)
Weight7.3 ounces (206 grams)
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device StorageHolds over 1,000 books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to eight 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). Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxKindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router set up in your home. If you do not have Wi-Fi set up at home, Kindle Paperwhite 3G may be a better option — 3G connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere.

Kindle Paperwhite 3G

Kindle Paperwhite 3G is the easiest option because there is no wireless setup — you are ready to shop, purchase, and read right out of the box. Built-in free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments - Amazon pays for Kindle Paperwhite 3G wireless connectivity. The added convenience of 3G enables you to download books anytime, anywhere, without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. Your Kindle may use wireless connectivity to make other services available, such as wireless delivery of personal documents, which may require an additional charge. For more information, see Wireless Terms and Conditions

With wide international wireless coverage, Kindle Paperwhite 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac. Check 3G coverage area

For customers traveling abroad, additional charges may apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions. To avoid any charges, you can always download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB or a Wi-Fi connection. See details


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