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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

92
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Amazon's added some great new features to its popular Kindle line by focusing on what it does best: providing a great reading experience.

Pros
  • Great front-lit displayExcellent contrastUseful new software
Cons
  • Less comfortable to hold than the NookStarting price includes adsNo expandable storage
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Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

90
cjtylr
From the onset, the increased resolution and front light are enough to make...read more
90
kanjisasahara
This is my first e-reader, but I've played with older KIndles and Nooks and...read more
90
KenEsq
It's the best e-reader I've used to date. Amazon fixed a lot of the UI mess...read more
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87
Average Critic Score

Battery life

84
 

Display / readability

91
 

Document support

73
 

Design and form factor

84
 

Portability (size / weight)

79
 

Ease of use

79
 

Storage capacity

73
 

Store and selection of titles

86
 

Durability

80
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
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94
 

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Engadget

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86
 

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93
 
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User

90
 
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