Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 6th)
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- 6" High-Resolution Display (212 ppi)
- Our best-selling Kindle
- Unlike tablets, no screen glare in bright sunlight
- Read with one hand - over 30% lighter than iPad mini
- Battery lasts weeks, not hours
- Built-in light-read without eyestrain
- Holds thousands of books
- Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days - choose from over 800,000 titles
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Top Customer Reviews
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 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
Much to love about this product: its size, weight, clarity, fast downloads, ability to easily change fonts. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Georgia
I was pleased with my kindle until it developed dementia after 2 years. That is unacceptable. I suggest that if there is a product that is more reliable and performs similar tasks,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Professor SSR Pilgrim
I bought it as a gift for my adult son so he could take something to read on his long trips for his job. He loves it.Published 3 days ago by Angel Winges
Easy to use anywhere. Great for traveling. Read almost all books on it.Published 4 days ago by Dusty Pup
I have been using it for 2 years, and all of a sudden, the screen went frozen, and was only showing the charge screen I tried resetting but it didn't work. Read morePublished 5 days ago by muratasik
I have had this Kindle for a few years, use it when I travel to read and play games. It has gone from bad to horrible in that it freezes up. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Eric Dahms