Reviews and Problems with Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review
6 November 2013
Excerpt: With its sixth-generation Kindle e-reader, Amazon knows if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The new Kindle Paperwhite, still just $119, offers a nearly identical design and user interface as last year's model.
Conclusion: If you are more drawn to the ad-free Wi-Fi model, at $139, you may be tempted to look again at today's 7-inch tablets. But if you're looking for the best e-reader experience—now with built-in lighting for nighttime reads—the Paperwhite Wi-Fi, in either flavor, represents the best in class.
Pros: Best-in-class display and built-in lighting, Sturdy and sleek, Touch input, Competitive price, Experimental Web browser
Cons: No audio features or native ePub support, No AC adapter included, $119 "Special Offers" version mandates ads in the screensaver
Conclusion: Several reviewers have said that the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the best E-Ink reader on the market and I agree, with a few caveats. Not everyone wants the same things: some of you may prefer ePub for its greater openness (you can buy books from more sources), others of you may want a card slot or...
Pros: Excellent E-Ink display that's sharper with good frontlighting. Slim and light.
Cons: No expansion slot, no hardware page turn buttons.
Summary: Now that you can get the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight for the same $119, it's a tough call to pick between these backlit options. Amazon's screen looks better in daylight and has a more paper-like look when the backlight is on.
Conclusion: The Kindle Paperwhite is a great addition to the Amazon ereader stable, with the same impressive battery and e-ink screen but a handy light added to the touch display. But there are a few niggles around the interface and Amazon ecosystem, and we wouldn't say that 3G support in the WiFi+3G model is...
Pros: Built-in light, e-ink touchscreen, battery life.
Cons: Unintuitive interface, tied into Amazon books ecosystem, expensive for 3G., Nothing.