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Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation), 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

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  • Patented built-in light evenly illuminates the screen to provide the perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions
  • Paperwhite has 62% more pixels for unsurpassed resolution
  • 25% better contrast for sharp, dark text
  • Even in bright sunlight, Paperwhite delivers clear, crisp text and images with no glare
  • New hand-tuned fonts - 6 font styles, 8 adjustable sizes

First-Ever Paperwhite Display

Unsurpassed Resolution

Our Paperwhite display offers 62% more pixels, and renders exceptionally sharp, clear text and images.

Stunning Contrast

Kindle Paperwhite's screen has 25% higher contrast. Crisp, dark text against a brilliant white background makes for the perfect read.

Innovative Built-in Light

Paperwhite guides light towards the display from above instead of projecting it out at your eyes like back-lit displays, thereby reducing screen fatigue. You can adjust your screen's brightness to create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading.

Uncompromised Battery Life

A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Our breakthrough power management technology allows you to leave the light on at all times for the best possible contrast without sacrificing battery life.

Read Anywhere

Read in Bright Sunlight with No Glare

Kindle Paperwhite has a matte screen that reflects light like ordinary paper so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room with no glare.

Read at Night

With Kindle Paperwhite, reading in bed just got better. The patented built-in light illuminates the screen, not the entire room, so you won't disturb your partner when you can't put your book down at night.

Patented Built-in Light

Designed for Reading

Unlike a backlit tablet display, Kindle Paperwhite guides light towards the surface of the e-ink display from above so that the light never shines directly towards your eyes, allowing you to read comfortably without eye strain. The built-in light illuminates the screen more evenly than a book light or lighted cover.

Perfectly Balanced Whiteness

We worked on Kindle Paperwhite for over two years to perfect the uniformity of the built-in light, flattening out a fibre optic cable into a sheet, and nanoimprinting to ensure perfectly even distribution of light. Our design uses nanoscale optical diffractive patterns to enable tight control over the direction of the light. Enjoy reading with exceptional lighting uniformity and evenly balanced whiteness across the entire display.

Adjustable Brightness

Your eyes adapt to the amount of light around you, so you'll prefer dimmer light when reading in a dark setting and brighter light when reading in well-lit surroundings. You can adjust the brightness of Kindle Paperwhite across a wide spectrum - from low light to full brightness - so you can read comfortably in any setting.

Power Efficient

Because our patented technology enables fine-grain control over where the light is diffused, Kindle Paperwhite uses low-power LEDs, requiring very little power to evenly illuminate the entire screen.

All the Books You Love

Massive Selection

Over 2 million books, newspapers, and magazines, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.

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.

Buy Once, Read Everywhere

Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Windows Phone 7, Mac, or PC with our free Kindle Reading Apps.

Low Book Prices

We check prices every day to make sure our prices are the lowest of any ebook store in the UK. Compare our book prices - you'll like what you find.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

With an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle device owners can choose from more than 300,000 books to borrow for free--as frequently as one book per month, with no due dates--including current and former top sellers in the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store and all 7 Harry Potter books.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 300,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Michael Ridpath and Phil Rickman.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Kindle Owners' Lending Library - with an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle device owners can choose from more than 300,000 books to borrow --as frequently as one book per month, with no due dates--including current and former top sellers in the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store and all 7 Harry Potter books.

One-Day Delivery

Get fast shipping on millions of items. Take the stress out of shopping with One-Day Delivery from Amazon Prime. Choose from videos, electronics, games and much more.

Features

Holds Up to 1,100 Books

You'll never have to leave your favourite titles behind. With Kindle Paperwhite, you can keep your entire library at hand wherever you go.

Built-In Wi-Fi

Kindle Paperwhite connects easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road for quick, convenient access to books and content anywhere you can access Wi-Fi.

Thinner Than a Pencil

Kindle Paperwhite features a new, slimmer design. At just over third of an inch, it is thinner than most pencils.

Lighter Than a Paperback

Weighing only 213 grams, Kindle Paperwhite weighs less than a typical paperback.

Books in Under 60 Seconds

Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds. Our fast, free wireless delivers books fast - no computer required to download content.

X-Ray

Exclusive on Kindle, explore the "bones of the Book". With a single tap, see all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest.

Adjustable Text Sizes

Design your own perfect reading experience by customising the text size to suit your tastes and reading comfort. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.

Hand-Tuned Fonts

All six fonts on Kindle Paperwhite have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort. Higher resolution allows for unprecedented sharpness. The new high-resolution display allows for elegant typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino.

Bookmarks and Annotations

Add your own notes to the text just like writing in the margins of a book. Edit, delete, and export your notes. Highlight and clip key passages.

Notes and Sharing

Share highlighted sections, notes, and meaningful quotes on Facebook and Twitter directly from Kindle Paperwhite without leaving the page. See passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers to discover interesting and meaningful passages in your books.

Real Page Numbers

We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding "real" page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class. Available on tens of thousands of our most popular Kindle books. Page numbers are displayed when you push the menu button.

Read with One Hand

Lighter than a paperback, you can comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in either hand for long reading sessions without fatigue or discomfort.

Fast, Easy Page Turns

EasyReach tap zones on Kindle Paperwhite's responsive touchscreen let you tap lightly to turn pages. No need to swipe or use two hands for fast, seamless page turns.

Free Library Backup

We automatically back up your entire Kindle library in the cloud so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.

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.

Time to Read

Time to Read is a new feature for Kindle Paperwhite that helps you know 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. With Time to Read, it's never been easier to decide when to start a new chapter or finish the chapter you're reading.

Whispersync

Our Whispersync technology synchronises your last page location, bookmarks, and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.

Search Wikipedia and the Web

Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy for you to search. Enter a word or phrase and Kindle will search every instance across your Kindle library, in the Kindle Store, on Wikipedia, or the Web using Google search. Kindle Paperwhite features an experimental WebKit-based browser to provide a better experience on your e-reader.

Built-In Dictionary with Instant Lookup

Kindle Paperwhite includes The New Oxford English Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Instantly look up the definition without ever leaving the book.

Instant Translations

Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator.

Global Language Support

Kindle Paperwhite 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 Paperwhite also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin, and Greek scripts, and provides free access to several international dictionaries.

Carry and Read Personal Documents

Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. E-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format.

Supports Children's Books and Comics

Kindle Paperwhite 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.

Shop Wirelessly

Access the Kindle Store wirelessly right from your Kindle Paperwhite - search and shop the world's largest selection of books that people want to read, plus magazines, newspapers and blogs. We auto-deliver all your purchases in seconds - simply search, buy, and you're ready to read.

Personalised Recommendations

Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalised just for you. Kindle uses the same personalised customer experience you're used to across Amazon.co.uk, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.

Newsstand

Subscribe to your favourite magazines and newspapers such as The Economist, The Spectator, The Guardian and The Daily Mail from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale. All Kindle subscriptions start with a 14 day free trial.

Huge Selection, Low Prices

With the biggest selection of any ebook store in the UK, you can shop more than 1 million books, including bestsellers and new releases. UK and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs, plus more than 1 million free books, are also available.

Parental Controls

Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to the Kindle Store, Cloud, and Experimental Web Browser so you can give Kindle Paperwhite to a child worry-free.

Featured Accessories

Beautiful Design, Perfect Fit

Engineered to perfectly fit your device. The Kindle Paperwhite cover features a premium textured leather exterior and a subtle woven nylon interior to provide our lightest and thinnest form of protection. The integrated magnetic clasp ensures your cover will remain securely closed while in a backpack, handbag, or briefcase.

Auto Wake and Sleep

The cover automatically wakes your Kindle Paperwhite upon opening and puts your device to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into your book.

Technical Details

DisplayAmazon's 6" Paperwhite display with patented built-in light, 212 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
Size169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm
Weight213 grams
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to eight 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
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable. UK power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports 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 SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle Paperwhite User Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and ServiceKindle Paperwhite is sold with a worldwide 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 BoxKindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite 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, Kindle Paperwhite 3G may be a better option - 3G connectivity lets you to download books anytime, anywhere.

Kindle Paperwhite 3G

Kindle Paperwhite 3G is our easiest-to-use, most-convenient Kindle because there is no wireless setup--you are ready to shop, download, and read right out of the box. Kindle Paperwhite 3G uses the same wireless signals as mobile phones, so you don't need to worry about Wi-Fi connections, passwords or internet charges. Unlike mobile phones, with Kindle Paperwhite 3G there are no monthly fees or commitments - Amazon pays for Kindle Paperwhite 3G's wireless connectivity. Your Kindle may use wireless connectivity to make other services available, such as wireless delivery of personal documents. For more information, see Wireless Terms and Conditions

Kindle Paperwhite 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere in our 3G coverage area, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac. Check 3G coverage area


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By RH on 17 April 2017
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After using this for 4 years, I have yet to have a problem with this kindle.
The 3G is perfect for when you're on holiday or out of the house and need an emergency book to read. It works in all countries I have been in worldwide (UK, USA, Greece, Croatia, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Bahrain, and so on, with the UAE as an exception).
I rarely use the light feature, except when reading with direct sunlight glare, but it is handy to have in those situations.
The touch screen is adequate, obviously very different to those on a regular touchscreen phone or tablet, but works for purpose. It does lag a second longer than a regular touch screen, but this is not a problem for me, and only mildly annoying when typing.
I really like that you have complete control over the layout of the book (font style and size, line space and margin).
It's easy to highlight and annotated if needed, and you can later view all your highlights and annotations for a book together.
2 GB doesn't sound like much storage, but it is more than enough for one person.
It does take quite a long time to charge, but the battery lasts ages (still after 4 years).
Overall I am extremely pleased with my purchase 4 years ago, and I am expecting it to last much longer.
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I was for a long time happily resistant to the Kindle (and ebooks in general). I thought that it some way the end of civilisation was nigh. However, as I travel for work a great deal I wrestled with my doubts and started experimenting on the Kindle app on my Ipad. I began to enjoy it, though the heaviness and glare of the LED screen wasn't ideal. So I bought this new Kindle device.

Wow, it's great! This is a brilliant reading solution. It's featherlight, beautifully designed and user-friendly. Wonderfully easy to download books from the Amazon Kindle site, and the reading experience is very enjoyable (the fact that you can't get distracted with emails and Facebook etc is a big bonus). In all, it's a very elegant device. It has its limitations as a reader - I don't think you'd want to use it for reference books or weighty tomes that you like to dip into now and then; however for a straight-ahead narrative it's ideal.

If you love reading I think you'll appreciate the benefits of Kindle.
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I have had the original Kindle for many months, a gift from someone who prefers the feel of a real book and could not get to grips with it. I liked it, but at night it was a pain to read in bed, no bedside light, no reading. I looked for an e-reader that had a light and narrowed it down to 2, the Kobo Glow and this one. I was almost going for the Kobo, but decided on this one at the last minute.

Easy to set up, my books transferred easily from computer to Kindle, purchased books ready to download from the cloud, great.

The light is constantly on, in the day you may need it on full, it gives the screen a really nice white paper feel, just like a real book. At night time, i reduce the brightness and when all the lights off at night in bed, have it all the way down to 0 and you can still read in the dark.

Battery life so far has been great, reading every day for at least 30 minutes has not seemed to drain the battery much.

Yes it only has 2Gb (actually nearer 1.2Gb) of storage space, but that is plenty for ebooks that are just text and no graphics. I can't read 1,000 books, so why would I want to carry that many round? If space is getting low, I will just remove books that I have read or no longer want.

The light problem is there, but this does not distract me from my reading. I am reading the book, not trying to see the light differences at the bottom of the screen. You will always get differences, brighter near the light source. I think the spreading of the light is remarkable over the entire screen.

I did get a cover from the auction site as it was a lot less than here, it was a slimline case with magnetic cover for automatic switch on and off.

A really great item and am really pleased with it.
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By Jeannie Zelos TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Dec. 2012
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I've had a kindle keyboard for around 20 months but with using it 6-10 hours daily and having 1500 books on it i found it was getting slow, and needing charging more foten so - my xmas pres received early was a Papaerwhite. its great, i love the integral light, thats perfect for reading in bed and being able to adjust brightness means if i wake ion early hours i can turn it low and read without waking OH. Sorting books into collections is simple, downlaoding from amazon still perfectly easy as with KK, (we have wireless internet). What i've found really good is being able to access the cloud drive from device so if i want to i can upload straight from cloud via the paperwhite - no need to go to pc and do it. Thats probably the biggest bonus for me - before i'd save all books i thought i'd want to read leading to the thousand plus i ended with but now i save my re read ones in collections, along with a TBR file for those i want to read soon as i have time, ( I'm a reviewer for couple of sites and a few authors so those get read first) and everything else i send to cloud and just download straight from papaerwhite when i want them - its easy as you can sort by recent, title or author and takes seconds to do.

The touchscreen is easy to use and tapping pages forward and back is simple - my KK sidebars were getting worn and often needed clicking more than once to turn a page. As with other kindles the text can be adjusted easily, along with line spacings and margins.
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