Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon has now come with the Kindle Paperwhite with a side-lit E-Ink display. World’s most advanced e-reader – higher resolution, higher contrast touchscreen with built-in light and 8-week battery life, The Paperwhite competes with the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLightand it uses a somewhat similar technology to provide lighting to a display that’s useless when you’re trying to read in dim light or the dark.

The Paperwhite is a eBook reader with 6″ display that supports Amazon’s AZW and MOBI formats as well as PDFs. It weighs less than 8 ounces and is very thin. Kindle Paperwhite E-Ink readers are single-purpose roots and there’s no music player or Audible book support here. Also there’s no speaker and no headphone

Paperwhite display offers 62% more pixels, and renders exceptionally sharp, clear text and images. Kindle Paperwhite’s screen has 25% higher contrast. Crisp, dark text against a brilliant white background makes for the perfect read. Paperwhite guides light towards the display from above instead of projecting it out at your eyes like back-lit displays, thereby reducing screen fatigue. You can adjust your screen’s brightness to create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading.

A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Our breakthrough power management technology allows you to leave the light on at all times for the best possible contrast without sacrificing battery life. Holds up to 1,100 books – take your library wherever you go, Built-in Wi-Fi lets you download books in under 60 seconds,New Time to Read feature uses your reading speed to let you know when you’ll finish your chapter.


Amazon’s 6″ Paperwhite display with patented built-in light, 212 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale

6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36″ (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm)

7.5 ounces (213 grams)

System Requirements:

None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content

On-Device Storage:
2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books

Cloud Storage:
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content

Battery Life:
A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage

Charge Time:
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable

Wi-Fi Connectivity:
Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Content Formats Supported:
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

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