Kindle Paperwhite–Previous Generation (7th), 6” Display, Built-in Light, Wi-Fi, Black, with Special Offers
- Unsurpassed high-resolution 300 ppi display that reads like printed paper. Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
- Thin and light design with built-in adjustable light - read day and night
- Single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
- Indulge your love of reading without e-mail alerts or push notifications
- Massive selection, low prices-over 5.5 million books including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more
- Prime members read for free with unlimited access to a rotating selection of more than a thousand titles
Unsurpassed resolution of any e-reader
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
Thinner than a pencil, lighter than a paperback. Hold Kindle Paperwhite comfortably in one hand for long reading sessions
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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|Price||From: £59.99||From: £119.99||From: £229.99|
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||Yes—IPX8 (2 metres, 60 minutes in fresh water)||Yes—IPX8 (2 metres, 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Battery Life||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge|
|Audible||Yes—when paired with Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones||Yes—when paired with Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones||Yes—when paired with Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones|
|Storage||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes—5 LEDs||Yes—12 LEDs + adaptive light sensor|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + page-turn buttons|
|Colours||Black, White||Black||Graphite, Gold|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 4G LTE||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
Wi-Fi: 182 grams
Wi-Fi + 4G LTE: 191 grams
|Dimensions||160 x 115 x 9.1 mm||167 x 116 x 8.2 mm||159 x 141 x 3.4 - 8.3 mm|
Look it up instantly without leaving your page
Kindle's 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.
Share your library with family
With Family Library, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the linked Amazon account of a spouse or partner.
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. X-Ray’s new timeline view 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.
Unlimited reading on any device with Prime
Prime Reading gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, current magazines, comics, Kindle Singles and more. With access from any device – including your phone, tablet or Kindle – you can read however you want, wherever you want.
Lowest book prices
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Over 5.5 million books, newspapers and magazines, 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 £7.99 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 Michael Ridpath, Marcus Sedgwick and Phil Rickman.
Free books in the public domain
More than one million 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get special offers
You’ll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle. Offers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen when not in use – they don’t interrupt reading.
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.
Amazon's 6'' Paperwhite display with Carta e-paper technology and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm
Wi-Fi: 205 grams; Wi-Fi + 3G: 217 grams
None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
Holds thousands of books
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
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
Warranty and Service
Kindle Paperwhite is sold with a limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights, and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (for further information on your consumer rights, click here). Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the Box
Kindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
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If you stumble across a word you don't recognise, press it and instantly it displays the definition.
If you find yourself in a passage understanding nothing, press it and get an encyclopaedia description.
If you want to remember something, highlight it. It'll be saved along with all your other passages in a fully searchable database.
Search every word in the thousands you can store on the device, not to mention the millions more you can store in the cloud.
The backlight screen is crisp and clear and beautiful. The light is soft, so it's comfortable to read at night and the screen isn't reflective so you can read in full sun without glare blocking the screen.
Kindle books are cheaper and within seconds of buying are available to read.
Honestly the perfect device for any bibliophile; it'll pay for itself in a few months with the money you save on books and the reading experience cannot be beaten.
The quality of the page is like a printed page in a book, which makes it so easy to read. The backlight aids night time reading. I've read outside in the sun and had no bother. I feel like you could be down a well or cruising on the back of a chopper in the desert and you'd still be able to read your favourite novel.
As for battery life, I have only had to charge twice since getting it and to be quite honest, it was only thanks to a very long train journey (10+ hours) of pretty much constant reading that meant I charged it twice.
Overall, I think this paperwhite has encouraged me to read more due to how easy it is to get back in to the book and the pleasing interface. If you are on the fence as to whether or not you should buy one, I would very much recommend going for it.