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

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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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.

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
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Model
WiFi

Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to2 month

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
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting
Downloadable media
yes (Books, Magazines, News) (yes)
Text format support (native)
Adobe PDF (pdf), Plain text (txt), HTML pages (html), Microsoft Word (doc), Mobipocket (mobi, prc), Other
Integrated dictionary
yes

Media

Photo viewer
yes

Input

Keyboard
no

Software / platform

Upgradeable firmware
yes

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Storage

Internal storage
2 GB

Power

Battery life
Up to2 month
Model
3G

Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Internal storage
2 GB
Battery life
Up to2 month

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
Bookmarks, Notes, Highlighting
Downloadable media
yes (Books, Magazines, News) (yes)
Text format support (native)
Adobe PDF (pdf), Plain text (txt), HTML pages (html), Microsoft Word (doc), Mobipocket (mobi, prc), Other
Integrated dictionary
yes

Media

Photo viewer
yes

Input

Keyboard
no

Software / platform

Upgradeable firmware
yes

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Storage

Internal storage
2 GB

Power

Battery life
Up to2 month
Model
4GB With Special Offers

Key Specs

Mobile broadband (3G)
no

Connectivity

WiFi
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Model
4GB Without Special Offers

Key Specs

Model
4GB With Special Offers 3G

Key Specs

Mobile broadband (3G)
yes

Connectivity

WiFi
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
yes (GSM-based)
Model
4GB 3G Without Special Offers

Key Specs