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

Product information

The most advanced Kindle yet, Kindle Paperwhite features new display technology, a faster processor, more responsive touch controls, an enhanced light and new features like Kindle PageFlip, Smart Lookup and Vocabulary Builder.

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
2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 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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Q & As

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader, Wi-Fi 4.7 5 30 30
An excellent buy! Bought this Kindle for a birthday present for my husband. He loves it!! So easy to use...even when I put the light out!! We have Kindles already but this model has much better battery power and memory. Very slim and light weight making it easy to carry in briefcase or handbag. Would definitely recommend it. 16 December 2014
Be aware of limited Kindle Books language Support I purchased a Kindle Paperwhite for my Polish friend and asked the John Lewis assistant about the availability of Polish language books for download. He explained that the majority of books are sold as English language and the Kindle can automatically convert the e-book language, after download, depending on Kindle settings. I was stupid enough to believe this and suffice to say that this is not the case and there are only a few languages supported by Kindle books and Amazon. Sort of worked out ok, as i convert Polish language PDF books into the e-reader format required for Kindle. The Kindle itself looks to be good reader. 23 November 2014
Delighted with the purchase No longer dread those long dark winter nights. The Kindle provides book choices with amazing ease and speed. Should have purchased one much sooner. 19 November 2014
kindle paperwhite compact and easy to use very pleased with this paperwhite kindle, never been a book reader and I now enjoy reading from the kindle, its compact and easy to use, the battery lasts a good time before needing a charge. My first book download was only 99p and I find I am engrosed in the story 04 November 2014
Excellent eReader I bought this as an early birthday present for my husband to take on holiday and he is very happy with it. Bought from John Lewis as they offer a two year guarantee - Amazon only offer one year. 24 September 2014
really fantastic buy I am so glad I decided to buy one it is brilliant in bright sunlight before I had the kindle app on my tablet but couldnt read it outside. 17 September 2014
Great product This product is excellent. Love that I can read in the dark and bright sunlight with superb screen clarity, touchscreen controls are a big improvement on the older version which had a keyboard. Setting up is simplicity itself... and very quick. I ordered this from JL at 11am and it was delivered at 8.45 the following morning! Amazing service, Thank you. 01 August 2014
Kindle Paperwhite - eReader Supreme We already have two "old" Kindles, the ones with the built in keyboard. Bought this for my wife as her eyes struggle to read the old ones in poor light. We bought the wifi model, not the 3G, and it works great from our hub. Once we had registered with Amazon all our books and collections were downloaded onto our new Kindle, effortlessly. A little tidying up required but nothing untoward. It's a pleasure to read and so clear, I think I'll treat myself to one. If you love reading then this is the Kindle for you, it's lightweight, easy to read and has the bonus of the Amazon paperwhite technology. It is SUPERB plus of course the bonus of 2 years guarantee from John Lewis, Amazon only give 1 year. Delivery from John Lewis was within 24 hours much to our amazement. Highly delighted with both the service and the product. 24 June 2014
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