Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a decent upgrade for those who desire more than what the entry-level Kindle reader has to offer. The latest, third-generation Paperwhite comes with a sharper HD touchscreen and integrated front light to offer more enjoyable reading experience than possible on its budget sibling.
Where to Buy Kindle Paperwhite Reader
Amazon.com$119.99 View Offer
Build and Display
The latest Amazon Kindle Paperwhite looks a lot like its predecessor, showing off a plastic body. The biggest difference from the previous-generation Kindle Paperwhite is the screen.
This new one sports a sharper 6-inch E Ink Carta display with two times the pixels of the original Paperwhite. The touchscreen has a resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels for a pixel density of 300 ppi – similar to what you get on the top-end Amazon Kindle Voyage.
It has integrated adjustable light to make for comfortable reading both day and night. Amazon says the display reads like actual paper. However, the Paperwhite is the heaviest Kindle on the market at a weight of up to 217 grams.
The Kindle Paperwhite reader still uses the same 1GHz processor found on its predecessor. But RAM capacity has been doubled to 512 MB, from 256 MB, for smoother performance when navigating through or downloading books.
Inbuilt storage memory of 4 GB is enough to store several thousands of e-books, helping to make the absence of a microSD card slot a non-issue. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite also offers unlimited Cloud storage for Amazon content.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite will be available in Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + 3G models. It offers awesome battery life, as a single charge can last you for weeks before needing to hook up to a power socket again.
The latest software updates for the Kindle Paperwhite Reader come with features geared towards ensuring more interesting reading experience. A new, exclusive font called Bookerly is designed specifically for reading on digital screens.
A new typesetting engine renders words as originally intended by authors. There is also Word Wise to make highly technical books more understandable by providing simple definitions of difficult words. Your little ones can also have more rewarding reading experience with Kindle FreeTime and Vocabulary Builder.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite gives you access to millions of books priced at $2.99 (595 Naira) or less.
Pricing & Availability
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is available at the Amazon.com website. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite price is currently $119.99 (24,900 Naira).