Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

92
Engadget
Score
92

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Model
WiFi

Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to56 day

General

Screen type
E Ink
Color
Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)
Screen size
6 inches
Resolution
Other (1024, 768)
Touchscreen
yes (Capacitive [finger])
Screen PPI
212 ppi
Illumination
Built-in front light

Alternate display

Secondary display
no

Reading / content

Reading features
Array
Downloadable media
yes (Books, Magazines, News) (yes)
Text format support (native)
Array
Integrated dictionary
yes

Media

Audio playback
no
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Input

Keyboard
no

Software / platform

Browser
yes
Upgradeable firmware
yes

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Storage

Internal storage
2 GB
Memory card support
no

Power

Battery life
Up to56 day

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
no
Model
3G

Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
yes
Internal storage
2 GB

General

Screen type
E Ink
Color
Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes (Capacitive [finger])
Screen PPI
212 ppi
Illumination
Built-in front light

Alternate display

Secondary display
no

Reading / content

Reading features
Array
Downloadable media
yes (Books, Magazines, News) (yes)
Text format support (native)
Array
Integrated dictionary
yes

Media

Audio playback
no
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Input

Keyboard
no

Software / platform

Browser
yes
Upgradeable firmware
yes

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Mobile broadband (3G)
yes
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Storage

Internal storage
2 GB
Memory card support
no