Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader, 6" Illuminated Touch Screen, Wi-Fi

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Obtain the ultimate reading experience with a Kindle Paperwhite. Perfect for reading, whether it's light or dark, inside or outside, Kindle Paperwhite features a no-glare screen, weeks-long battery life, a built-in battery life, massive library capacity and touch controls. For reading, a tablet simply can't compare.

Key Features:

  • Kindle Paperwhite features a high resolution screen with a higher contrast and better reflectivity for whiter whites, blacker blacks, delivering a more enjoyable reading experience.

  • Paperwhite features an innovative built-in light to deliver a brighter, evenly-lit display. It guides light from above towards the display instead of projecting it towards the users eyes like with a traditional backlit display, reducing the chance of screen fatigue. It also illuminates the screen instead of the entire room, so you can read in the dark without disturbing others.

  • A faster processor allows for faster page turns giving you a seamless reading experience.

  • An improved touch grid makes Kindle Paperwhite more responsive than ever.

  • Designed to look and read like real paper, Kindle’s E-Ink screen features a matte screen and no backlighting, preventing glare so you can read just as easily at the beach as you would in your living room.

  • Kindle Paperwhite benefits from an incredibly long battery life. You’ll be able to go for up to two months without needing to recharge. The included USB cable makes it simple to recharge too- simply plug into any chargeable USB port or plug adapter to reinvigorate your Kindle’s battery.

  • Aside from the power button, Kindle Paperwhite is controlled entirely by using the 2-point multi-touch screen. This responsive touch screen makes navigation quick and simple. Tap either side of the page to turn forwards or backwards, touch to choose the book or option you want and search for books using the on screen keyboard.

  • With over 1.5 million books, newspapers and magazines available to download from the Kindle store, you won’t be short of reading options. That includes more than a million free books, including classics like Pride & Prejudice and Treasure Island and over 300,000 titles that are exclusive to Kindle.

  • You can store up to 1,100 books on a Kindle Paperwhite, so you can move from one book to the next with ease. It’ll also help substantially reduce luggage weight for keen holiday readers!

  • Paperwhite can download books through your computer and the supplied USB cable, or directly onto your device using Wi-Fi, either at home or through Wi-Fi hotspots. Downloads are quick and easy, with books available to read in as little as 60 seconds.

  • Choose font size, typeface, line spacing and the number of words per line. Kindle is designed to let you customise your reading experience to the way that’s most comfortable to you. It also supports non-Latin characters, such as Cyrillic, Japanese, Chinese and Korean characters, so you can read books in the translation that’s right for you.

  • Kindle PageFlip lets you skim through books, page by page, scan by chapter or skip to the end without losing your place.

  • Kindle makes it easy to look things up, thanks to the new Smart Lookup feature. Smart Lookup integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia, giving you more information, just a tap away. Words looked up on Kindle Paperwhite are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where you can quiz yourself with flashcards.

  • Kindle makes it easy to bookmark and annotate text, as well as clip and highlight passages. And because these markings are digital, they can easily be deleted or exported to a computer. You can even post them directly to Twitter or Facebook without leaving the page.

  • Children’s books and comics also work on Kindle. Kindle Text Pop-Up makes for a fun reading experience for kids, while Kindle Panel View allows you to see a comic’s story panel by panel.

  • Kindle books match pages with their print equivalent so you can always find the ‘real’ page number, making it easy to reference in class or with a friend.

Accessories Included
USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 8 weeks
Built-in light
4GB internal (Holds over 1,000 books)
Compatible formats Information The types of eBook available for this eReader
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
H169 x W117 x D9.1 mm
Model name / number
Kindle Paperwhite (2013 Edition)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Information The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
Micro USB
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
758 x 1024 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
Paperwhite display with Carta e-paper and built-in light, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
Touch Screen
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n


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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm converted! As a lover of 'proper' books it took me a while to get a Kindle but I wouldn't be without it now. Sitting out on a windy day and no pages fluttering and so easy to read in bright sunshine. 22 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect, it does what it says on the tin Easy to set up, downloading books is a dodle but not particularly cheap.i have just used it in bright sunlight and it works perfectly 14 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really easy to use. Lightweight, very easy to use, so much easier to read even in bright sunlight. Does everything the adverts say. 08 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love it! I bought this to replace a broken,older version. This is much lighter than my older model and the back-lit screen helps the reading experience. I've used it every day since purchase; can't live without it now. 17 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by useful product I bought this for my wife who was having trouble reading small print,she loves it! 17 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Excellent gadget, very easy to use, lightweight, good screen can be seen easily in daylight. Good to take when travelling or even waiting in a hospital outpatients!! 10 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant Bought this as a 50th birthday present for myself last week. Cannot fault the product. I do not shop online but I am using this with an Amazon gift card. It has re-ignited my love of reading and being able to change the font size means I can read in bed again without having to wear my glasses. 05 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for 60 Bought as a 60th Birthday present, recipient is very pleased with it and all it's features. Arrived on time, securely packaged. 03 March 2015
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