Kindle Paperwhite E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi (Black)
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- High-resolution 300 ppi display - reads like real paper.
- Bookerly, our exclusive font, designed to read easily and comfortably at all sizes.
- Built-in adjustable light - read day and night.
- Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight.
- A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
- Lighter than a paperback, holds thousands of books.
- More than 70,000 titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, are available for free.
- Massive selection, low prices - over 5 million books. Over 1 million titles are $2.99 or less, over 3 million are $9.99 or less.
Highest resolution e-reader display
With twice as many pixels as the previous generation, Kindle Paperwhite has an improved high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp, print-quality text.
Next-generation reading experience
Kindle Paperwhite offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any font size.
Its typesetting engine lays out words just as the author intended for beautiful rendering of pages. With improved character spacing and the addition of hyphenation, justification, kerning, ligatures, and drop cap support, our best-in-class typography helps you read faster with less eyestrain.
Enjoy reading with larger font sizes without compromising your reading experience. Page layout and margins automatically adapt to work well at even the largest font sizes. The new typography and layout improvements are available on over half a million books, including many best sellers, with thousands more being added every week.
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
Kindle Paperwhite guides light towards the surface of the display with its built-in front light – so you can read comfortably without straining your eyes. Adjust your screen's brightness for great reading in any light.
Charge monthly, not daily
Kindle Paperwhite won't leave you tethered to a socket. A single charge can last up to six weeks (based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at ten).
Read comfortably with one hand
Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in one hand for those times when you can’t put the book down.
Kindle Paperwhite is purposely designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions such as e-mail alerts or push notifications.
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|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||No||Yes – IPX8 (up to 2 metres, up to 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes||Yes – 12 LEDs + Adaptive light sensor|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + page-turn buttons|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Colours||Black, White||Black, White||Graphite with aluminium back|
|Battery Life||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
Wi-Fi: 205 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 217 grams
|Dimensions||160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm||169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm||159 mm x 141 mm x 3.4-8.3 mm|
Sharp, dark text
Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. All fonts have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.
Skim through without losing your place
With Page Flip, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.
Take and share notes
Add margin notes that you can edit, delete or even export from your device to your computer. Share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, and see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.
Read comfortably in one hand
Lighter than most paperback books, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for long reading sessions.
Look it up instantly without leaving your page
The Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.
Read more challenging books
Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so you can continue reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to call up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.
Expanded X-Ray for books
X-Ray lets you 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. The new timeline view for X-Ray lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.
Enhance your vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are added to Vocabulary Builder automatically to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.
Squeeze in that last chapter
See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalised based on your reading speed and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change.
Adjust your text size
Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Pick up where you left off
Whispersync technology synchronises your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.
Translate passages instantly
Tap any word or highlight a section to translate it instantly into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.
Share with friends on Goodreads
With Goodreads on Kindle, you can connect with the largest online community of book lovers, see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Learn more about a book before you start reading
With About This Book, see background information about the author, other books in the series and more.
Low book prices
Over 1 million titles are $2.99 or less, over 3 million are $9.99 or less.
Over 5 million books, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over one million titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books and genres on any device for just $13.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited for free for 30 days. Learn more.
Exclusive Kindle titles
Over one million Kindle-exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by bestselling authors such as Amanda Prowse, Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, Mark Edwards and Matt Rogers.
Free books in the public domain
More than 70,000 free books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, are available.
Free book samples
Download and read samples for free before you decide to buy.
Get books in seconds
Browse Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading in seconds. Download books in under 60 seconds - no computer required to download content.
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.
Find a new favourite with Goodreads
Discover great books with Goodreads on Kindle, an integrated experience that makes it easier than ever to connect and share great reads with friends. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
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.
Read more challenging books
For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise, available on many popular English-language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to call up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. Kids can adjust the number of hints they see with a simple slider.
Enhance their vocabulary
Kindle makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where kids can quiz themselves with flashcards to reinforce new word retention.
Fewer distractions, more reading
Kindle is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle, 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 such as Treasure Island. And they can easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.
Slim, form-fitting covers designed by Amazon fit your Kindle perfectly and provide full front and back protection. The covers are easy to securely attach and remove, and fold back for easy one-handed reading. They put your Kindle to sleep automatically when it is closed and wake it upon opening, making it easy to jump back into your books.
We’ve got you covered
The cover protects your Kindle and keeps your screen clean without adding bulk, making it perfect for taking your Kindle wherever you go.
A Kindle e-reader with Wi-Fi 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, a 3G Kindle e-reader may be a better option—3G connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere.
Wi-Fi + free 3G
With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, 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
Customise to your language
Kindle can be used in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch and Simplified Chinese. You can easily select the language that you are most comfortable with and enjoy instant dictionary lookups in any of these languages.
Never lose a book
We automatically back up your entire Kindle library for free in the cloud, so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Read books in other languages
Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favourite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Kindle also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin and Greek scripts and provides free access to several international dictionaries.
Carry and read personal documents
E-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more – directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format.
Follow along with page numbers
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
Read children's books and comics
Kindle supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View, which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
Organise your library
Organise your Kindle library into customised collections or categories to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organising and finding titles even easier.
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I can't say I've had the same problem, the user guide clearly shows that to turn back a page then touch the screen on the left, to go forward touch the right of the screen, quite simple.
Don't really miss the forward and back buttons, as mentioned I find it quite easy to navigate using the touch screen, I think the part of the setup relating to social networks could be skipped, I don't use social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc..) and don't have an account with them, so maybe that could just be left off. You can always go to "settings" and do that later.
The screen I found to be much clearer than my older Kindle, which unfortunately doesn't work anymore, the battery refuses to take a charge, but it served me well for many years so can't complain.
I like it.
+ Tons of memory space
+ can upload books on my own via USB
+ nice at night and during the day
- prices of Kindle BOOKs.
Right, so that is the bad side of the new Kindle. The good side is that the lit display is great. The size and weight of the device is perfect. So, I will keep using my Kindle as well as reading quite a lot of physical book. I guess I am about half-and-half at the moment. But I will keep looking for a simpler device that is easier to use, with just the basics.
The size too is perfect, able to hold it with one hand, travelling without lugging a library around is really appealing to me. Have I mentioned how much I love it?