Kindle Paperwhite (6th generation), 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
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- No screen glare in bright sunlight
- Read with one hand - lighter than most tablets
- Battery lasts weeks, not hours
- Next-generation built-in light - read without eye strain
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Top Customer Reviews
Measuring 169mm (height) x 117mm (width) x 9.1mm (depth), and weighing only 206g (Wi-Fi version), the 2014 Kindle Paperwhite is easily small enough and light enough to be carried almost anywhere. Here's what I think are its good points and bad points:
+ Although it's made in China (isn't everything?), the Kindle Paperwhite feels sturdy in the hand and features a nicely rubberised finish to the casing. In fact, its general appearance bears more than a passing resemblance to my Wacom Intuous Pro grahics tablet...so perhaps the two are made by the same company...?
+ The screen measures 112mm (height) x 90mm (width), which is a comfortable size for reading; and rather than being perfectly smooth, its lightly textured surface suggests the paper of a book (and perhaps means that fingermarks aren't too conspicuous, either!)
+ The screen also makes use of energy-saving Carta e-paper 'electronic ink' technology, which displays to a resolution of 212ppi and delivers crisp and well defined characters - even in the brightest sunshine! However, either the Kindle Voyage or the new 7th Generation Kindle Paperwhite models (with their 300ppi displays) might be the better choice if your preference is for highly illustrated non-colour media (graphic novels, Manga, etc.Read more ›
The integrated reading light is very welcome but I still think removing the MP3 player and page buttons is a backward step.
Then there's the vocabulary builder which remembers the words you've looked up and lets you use them as flashcards.
It is a bit crafty about trying to get into WiFi mode at any excuse and switching it on and off Wifi into the confusingly named 'aeroplane mode' takes a few steps more than on the Keyboard but I'm used to it now.
I've noticed that the WiFi does run down the battery faster. On that subject, it can't beat the Keyboard for battery life but it does do very well, though I don't think it would ever last for 8 weeks without a charge but that isn't really necessary. It certainly lasts more than a week (WiFi Off) even with the light turned up, loads of books loaded and pretty heavy use so I can't imagine a situation where I'll have a problem.
My favourite thing is being able to read in bed without waking anyone. The light doesn't glare, like most lighted apps do (eg my computer or phone) and the screen can be viewed at any angle so I can read lying down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mine second one only lasted just over the 2 years so no replacement under guarantee! But I'm lost without it which I expect the manufacturers know will be the case!Published 5 hours ago by Ms. E. P. Williams
Doesn't last long before it stops working without notice,have spoken to a few people who have had the same problem and always after you have just bought a new book . Read morePublished 5 days ago by Conned
Worked fine for 18 months then stopped working....
Battery started wearing out after 6 months.
Good gadget if it worked properly!
Bought for Christmas 2014 husband loved it but the battery died just over 2 years latter
I have the old kindle £59. Read more
The screen is excellent to read but feels clumsy to use compared to smartphones. Also I bought the advert model but didn't realise I would loose the excellent screen savers as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Chapman
Wonderful device, unfortunately the implementation is not as good as the concept. It died not long after the warranty expired. Now it is just an expensive paper weight. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Barnett
Quality product that has changed our reading habits for the better. So portable and easy to use. Thanks.Published 1 month ago by Ken Woodhams
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