Summary: Had a keyboard Kindle before so I was expecting this to be better. The best thing I like is the built in light however you can't download any games at all. I know I bought it for the books and to read but it was nice to have a scrabble game to go to every so often.
Summary: Paperwhite is a good product which allows quick access to hundreds of books. The ability to use outside makes it quite desirable. I do not like the necessity to link a credit card with an email device.
Summary: The Kindle has potential and software upgrades could make it better assuming it is upgradeable.
Pros: The Kindle Paperwhite is a useful product for readers. It is smaller than a book and holds a lot of reading material. The ability to save bookmarks and look up words is good. It has good battery life. It is cheaper than a large smartphone.
Cons: Full justification only., Margins of unit too large., No night reading with black background and white fonts., No simulated view of a page turning., The sales advertising excessive., Book cost not cheaper., Limited software design.
Good as a first Paperwhite, not worthy of an upgrade
D. Carlson, Amazon
30 September 2013
Summary: This review is for the second generation Kindle Paperwhite. Like all kindle e-readers before it, this is a great product. However, I am a bit disappointed as there is not a huge improvement over last year's model.