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Starting at $119.00

For reading e-books with no glare, even in bright light. Comes with a long-lasting battery, which works up to eight weeks.

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Pros

It has a good light that helps you see even in sunlight

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It has a faster processor and better contrast than the previous version

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The touchscreen is more responsive

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

It’s not much lighter or smaller than the last version

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It would be nice if it came with an AC adapter

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You have to spend more for an ad-free version

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Kindle Paperwhite was designed for reading e-books with no glare, even in bright light. It has a thin and lightweight design that can be held with one hand. This Kindle comes with a built-in light to continue reading in low light. It also comes with a long-lasting battery, which works up to eight weeks per charge. 

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Features

  • Does not have screen glare, even in sunlight
  • Charged battery lasts for weeks 
  • The lightweight design allows you to read with one hand
  • It has a built-in light to prevent eyestrain
  • Smart Lookup with a dictionary and Wikipedia
  • Adjustable text size
  • Vocabulary Builder feature
  • In-line footnotes  
  • Goodreads community 
  • Up to 1,100 books
  • Language customization  
  • Page numbers 
  • WebKit-based browser 
  • Books are backed up in the cloud 
  • Read personal documents 
  • Library Organization 
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What's in the Box

  • Kindle paperwhite
  • USB 2.0 charging cable
  • Quick start guide
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Technical Details

  • Display: Amazon’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
  • System Requirements:  None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
  • On-Device Storage:  2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books
  • Cloud Storage:  Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
  • Battery Life:  A 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 Time:  Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity:  Supports 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 Supported:  Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
  • Documentation:  Quick Start guide (included in box); Kindle Paperwhite user guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online
  • Warranty and Service:  1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. 
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Kindle Paperwhite vs. Kindle Paperwhite 3G

  • Kindle Paperwhite - uses your home high-speed internet connection and wireless router 
  • Kindle Paperwhite 3G - built-in 3G connectivity through cell phone towers with no extra fees 
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Model Comparison

 

 

Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite 3G

Kindle DX

Price

 

 

 

$69

$119

$189

$239

Screen Size

 

 

 

6"

6"

6"

9.7"

Glare-Free Screen

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-in Light

 

 

 

No

Yes

Yes

No

Resolution

 

 

 

167 ppi

212 ppi

212 ppi

150 ppi

Connectivity

 

 

 

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Free 3G + Wi-Fi

Free 3G

Storage

 

 

 

Over 1,000 books

 

Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Over 1,000 books

 

Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Over 1,000 books

 

Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Over 3,000 books

 

Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Dimensions

 

 

 

6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34"

6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36"

6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36"

10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38"

Weight

 

 

 

5.98 oz

7.3 oz

7.6 oz

18.9 oz

Battery Life

 

 

 

4 weeks

wireless off

8 weeks

wireless off

8 weeks

wireless off

3 weeks

wireless off

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