Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2013): is last year's best e-reader still tops?
The new Paperwhite doesn't represent a huge change over last year's version, but even so, a few tweaks have made a great reader even better.
- Improved front light
- Faster processor
- Goodreads integration coming soon
- Largely unchanged from last year
- Not all software available at launch
- Starting price includes ads
Amazon's really laid off the pomp and circumstance this year. Between a new Paperwhite e-reader and a trio of tablets, the company's hosted nary a press conference; just a couple of small-scale meetings. In the case of the Paperwhite, the reason seems clear. From the name on down, nothing about the device screams "major upgrade." Both the hardware and software received some tweaks, sure, but, well, if this were an Apple product, it would almost certainly be called the Kindle Paperwhite S. Then again, we loved the Paperwhite the first time around, so why mess with near perfection?