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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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    93 Engadget Score
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
    93

    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

    How we score

    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

    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.

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    Pros
    • Improved front light
    • Faster processor
    • Goodreads integration coming soon
    Cons
    • Largely unchanged from last year
    • Not all software available at launch
    • Starting price includes ads

    Reviews

    91
     
    Average Critic Score
    Critic Reviews 16
    95
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 17
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    Specs

    Key Specs

    Screen type
    E Ink
    Screen size
    622
    Touchscreen
    Yes
    Internal storage
    21
    Battery life
    Up to 233

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    93 Engadget Score
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
    93

    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

    How we score

    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).

    Scores

    Engadget

    93
     

    User Reviews

    100
    cjtylr
    The 2nd-gen Paperwhite is perfect in all but two ways:I really, REALLY wish...read more
    90
    gomer43
    I gave in to the allure of the Kindle when the second generation came out, with...read more
    100
    marcham93
    A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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