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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Overall 9
9.0

Amazon Kindle PaperWhite 2013

thinkdigit.com
4 February 2014
  • Summary: The best e-book reader is now even better. While not much has changed on the outside, lot of improvements have happened under the hood. There is a faster processor, the display is brighter, white looks purer and pages refresh quicker. Since there are no changes to the design, most people will call the upgrade as incremental. But, for the real bookworm, all the under-the-hood tweaks make this infinitely better.
  • Pros: Pages turn and refresh faster, Much improved display, Battery life remains amazing
  • Cons: Design hasn't been freshened up, No wall-charger in the box, still
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Overall 9
9.0

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

Digitaltrends
7 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kindle Paperwhite isn’t a huge upgrade from the first generation, and it didn’t need to be. Amazon improved on all of the issues that critics called out last year, and added some great software features on top of that. The high-quality display, even light, comfortable design, and speedy performance make for a great e-reader and a good value at $120. This asking price is in line with the competition, though you’ll have to put up with the Special Offers, i.e.
  • Pros: Comfortable design, Excellent display and reading light, Great software offerings and book extras, Speedy performance
  • Cons: Base price includes advertising, No microSD card slot, DRM and file format restrictions lock you to Amazon
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Overall 10
10

The Best eBook Reader: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

techlicious.com
29 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The Kindle Paperwhite eReader from Amazon tops today's eBook readers with the best features with the best pricing. For all those positives, it may not take top spot by as wide a margin as some reviewers opine. We compared today's top gray-screened tablets that use metallic "ink" ( E Ink ) under their 6-inch screens to form letters and images.
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Overall 10
10

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

s21.com
16 October 2013
  • Summary: The Paperwhite improves on the basic Kindle with a better screen and a built-in light. Battery life is also better, although the device is heavier and thicker as a result of the improvements. There are other improvements, like the faster processor, and features that link to Wikipedia and the Vocabulary Builder for new words. For the average reader, the original Kindle remains an excellent e-reader.
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Overall 9
9.0

Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Wired
9 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The new Paperwhite isn’t a huge leap forward compared to Amazon’s first model. But unlike the smartphone world where marginal updates are supplemented with features no one will actually use, the Paperwhite’s incremental updates are actually useful. Are they enough to spur current Paperwhite owners to upgrade? Probably not. On the other hand, if you don’t already have one, this should definitely be your next e-reader.
  • Pros: Amazon continues to improve its e-ink screen and lighting features, which are nearly on par with an ecosystem that can’t be beat. The Page Flip feature is a fantasy-book reader’s wish come true with quick access to maps without losing your place.
  • Cons: Still no ability to create multiple accounts for adults reading the same book.
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Overall 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 10
10
Display 9
9.0
Software 9
9.0

The best ebook reader becomes both bookstore and library

theverge.com
7 October 2013
  • Summary: If you’re buying an ebook reader, buy a Kindle Paperwhite. I’d recommend spending the extra $20 to get the $139 version without Special Offers, but even those aren’t really so bad — just static E Ink ads on the home and lock screen. (Spending another $50 for the always-connected 3G model is a little harder to justify, I think.
  • Pros: Improved display, faster page-turning, Amazon's bookstore is enormous, Reference materials and options are really useful
  • Cons: Recommendations and ads are hard to distinguish, Still no charger in the box
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Overall 9
9.0

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013)

PC Magazine
4 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Amazon rewrites the Kindle again, and the result is a refined ebook reader with more speed, polish, and bright, even edge lighting. The Kindle Paperwhite sets the bar high for the competition.
  • Pros: Faster all-around performance over last year's model. Bright, even edge lighting. Smooth interface. Cloud-based collections, Goodreads integration, and robust parental controls (with latest OS update). Still the best ebook store and overall ecosystem in the business.
  • Cons: No memory card slot or headphone jack. Lacks support for audiobooks and EPUB. Ads cost $20 to remove.
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Overall 9
8.9

Expert Review

reviewed
4 October 2013
  • Summary: Amazon rolls out a new version of its flagship eReader, and it's still king.
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Overall 9
9.0

Kindle Paperwhite shines

CNET
22 May 2013
  • Summary: With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack.
  • Pros: The Kindle Paperwhite boasts the best screen we've seen to date on an e-ink e-reader. The built-in light is great for nighttime reading, and the touch screen is a notch above the competition. Amazon's e-book selection remains best in class. Battery life is excellent so long as you turn Wi-Fi off.
  • Cons: It could be a tad lighter, an AC adapter isn't included (just a Micro-USB cable for charging), and there's no memory expansion slot. The ad-free version costs $20 more.
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Overall 10
10

Review of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Good E-Book Readers
1 April 2013
  • Conclusion: During the last five years we have seen the e-Reader industry mature in a very short period of time. Since we started to review Readers back when the Kindle 2 first came out, we have seen the rise of Barnes and Noble, Kobo and many indie companies. The technology is constantly being refined and price lowered to make it more accessible to the public. The Kindle Paperwhite is currently the apex of what all e-Readers aspire to be.
  • Pros: High Resolution, Expansive Ecosystem, Good Parental Controls, Handles PDF’s Well, Home Screen is Upgraded from Prior Models, Best Demonstration of Glow Technology Found in e-Readers, Lots of International Support
  • Cons: Locks you Into the Amazon ecosystem, Does not read EPUB, Special Offers Costs $20.00 to Remove
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