Amazon Kindle Paperwhite W-Fi 

Released October, 2012
  • Wi-Fi
  • 6"
  • 1024 x 768
  • 2 GB
7.8 Out of 10

It comes in at just £109, which is again an impressive price for some top-end kit; yes, it's pricey compared to some e-readers, but there's no doubt this is one of the best.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2013)
But Amazon's hardware has been a real game changer, enough to force even the most ardent ebook critic to admit that Amazon's take was genuinely impressive, perhaps begrudgingly.
by Tech Radar (Jan, 2013)

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Kindle Paperwhite
7.8
Kobo Glo
7.7
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Kindle Paperwhite
10.0
Kobo Glo
8.6
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Kindle Paperwhite
6.5
Kobo Glo
9.9
Battery life, SunSpider and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Kindle Paperwhite
8.5
Kobo Glo
7.6
Reviews from wired.com/reviews, techradar.com and wired.com

7.8

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Kindle Paperwhite
7.8
Kobo Glo
7.9

Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


9.0

9.0
On a purely visual level, the Paperwhite appears to have quietly take design cues from both its predecessor and its Android driven cousin, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, mostly due to its sleeker, simpler profile.

7.1

Overall

8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Gray shades 16
Screen resolution 1024 x 768
Screen size 6"
Pixel density 213 ppi
Built-in light Paperwhite
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech No
Directly download library e-books to device No
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers No
Evernote integration No
Landscape mode Yes
Accelerometer No
Parental controls Yes

storage

Internal storage 1.25 GB
Expansion slot None
Memory 2 GB

form factor

Housing type Plastic and soft-touch rubber
Size 116 x 170 x 9 mm
Weight 221 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack No

connectivity

Input/Output port micro-USB
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

RAM 256 MB
Processor 800 MHz
Document support
  1. AZW
  2. PDF
  3. PRC
  4. DOC
  5. TXT
  6. MOBI
  7. HTML
Image support
  1. JPEG
  2. GIF
  3. PNG
  4. BMP

bookstore

Uses an open platform No
Bookstore Kindle Store
EBookstore size 4 M book
Free content free content 2.5 M books
Customer loyalty program Yes
Average NYT best sellers price $9.24
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending Yes
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines, comics/graphic novels, textbooks, audio-books and blogs
Has retail store locations No
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