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All-New Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon has improved on last year’s excellent Paperwhite e-reader with the higher resolution, built-in light and sharper display that found in the step-up Kindle Voyage. A fresh features enhance Amazon’s already best-in-class content ecosystem.

The All-New Kindle Paperwhite, the new third-generation model adopts the same high-resolution e-ink screen of the top-of-the-line Kindle Voyage while otherwise maintaining almost the same design with built-in front light and starting price as the prior 2013 model. This 2015 model comes with 3G and ad-free variations (“special deals,” also known as ads).

Just like the Voyage, the All-New Kindle Paperwhite runs on the 6-inch Carta E Ink HD touchscreen display with a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch. Like all E Ink displays, its big offering factors are its energy efficiency (charge it about monthly) and viewability in sunlight.

All-New Kindle Paperwhite

All-New Kindle Paperwhite

The new higher resolution doesn’t make as big a notable difference as it might seem. If you have that previously Paperwhite, you needn’t hurry out and update it but images and text message appear a little crisper, with smaller font sizes especially. The extra screen sharpness is not a main event, but it is an important upgrade in a product niche that’s reached a maturation point and isn’t seeing much in the form of major advancements as more folks do their reading on the phones and tablets.

You are getting more value for your money with this year’s Paperwhite than the 2013 model, the All-New Kindle Paperwhite as the best overall e-reader value, however the Voyage is the king of the category here, according to slightly lower weight, internal illumination which automatically reacts to ambient light and manual page buttons do make a difference. The Voyage is the main one worth searching for if you would like THE BEST.

The All-New Kindle Paperwhite gets an HD screen, even though it is not as big an upgrade as you’d think, but it worth and will improving the Kindle reading experience incrementally.

All-New Kindle Paperwhite

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Last update on 2017-04-27

Display
Amazon’s 6″ Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale

Size
6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36″ (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm)

Weight
Wi-Fi: 7.2 ounces (205 grams)
Wi-Fi + 3G: 7.6 ounces (217 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process

System Requirements
None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content

On-Device Storage
4 GB; holds thousands of books

Cloud Storage
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Battery Life
A single charge lasts up to six 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) . Additional information in multiple languages available online

Warranty and Service
1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, or 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. 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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