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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
alaScore 100

3982 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3982 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and battery. The screen and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the storage and reliability.

usability, portability, screen, battery, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review


I used to read a lot of books. Physical books printed on paper and bound up. I love the feel of the spines, the cover designs, and even the musty smell used books have when you buy them from hole-in-the-wall book shops.

Kindle Fire 8.9-inch and Front-lit Kindle eReader launching soon?

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G Review (2013): Good just got much better!


In our quest to digitise practically anything and everything, Amazon isn't making it any easier for physical books to stay relevant as the company has just launched the brand new version of the Kindle Paperwhite in India. Ebooks were priced dearly in...

So is this the best ebook reader you can buy right now? Absolutely! Should the existing first-gen Kindle Paperwhite users consider upgrading to the new Kindle Paperwhite? Not really. Sure, the new Paperwhite offers improved display, faster speeds and...

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review


The market for ebook readers is in a bit of a holding pattern these days. Most of the devices coming out this year are slight improvements on previous generations, rather than leaps and bounds forward. There's nothing wrong with this, especially if...

Comfortable design ; Excellent display and reading light ; Great software offerings and book extras ; Speedy performance

Base price includes advertising ; No microSD card slot ; DRM and file format restrictions lock you to Amazon

The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite improves upon last year's model but doesn't break what worked. Sporting a high-quality display, even light, comfortable design, and speedy performance, it's a good value at $120.


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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013)


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.

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...

No memory card slot or headphone jack. Lacks support for audiobooks and EPUB. Ads cost $20 to remove

By now, it's pretty clear Amazon is betting big on ebooks—and not necessarily just for ebook readers, but for color tablets, smartphone apps, and browser-based reading as well. Nonetheless, for many folks, an ebook reader is still the best choice. It's...

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2013


Proving it is still the king of the E Ink e-readers, Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite offers nifty new reading features along with a superior backlit display.

Loads of inexpensive content; Long battery life; Even backlighting; Improved parental controls coming soon

Less memory available than competition; Wall plug not included

The revamped Kindle Paperwhite E Ink e-reader maintains its compact and lightweight design while adding some useful features such as parental controls and a vocabulary builder. We're also excited by the social features that will come with the Goodreads...

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The Pagemaster


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.

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

Still no ability to create multiple accounts for adults reading the same book

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2013): is last year's best e-reader still tops?


Amazon's really laid off the pomp and circumstance this year. Between a new Paperwhite e-reader and a trio of tablets, the company's hosted nary a press

Improved front light ; Faster processor ; Goodreads integration coming soon

Largely unchanged from last year ; Not all software available at launch ; Starting price includes ads

The new Paperwhite doesn't represent a huge change over last year's version, but even so, a few tweaks have made a great reader even better.


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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


Amazon's Kindle kicked off the e-reader and tablet phenomenon and continues to reign supreme today. Many thought dedicated e-book readers would die out with the introduction of the iPad a couple of years ago, but sales remain strong. With the Kindle...

Bright, high contrast screen ; Front light ; Battery life (2-8 weeks) ; Improved touch interface ; USB charging

DRM book selection ; Non-compatible with other e-book stores ; No expanded storage or microSD

Editor's Choice!

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (Wi-Fi)


The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ($119 direct) is a spectacular ebook reader for the price, thanks to its new capacitive screen and superior, integrated lighting. It also features a sleek, soft-touch design in handsome black, with a much-improved home...

Crisp edge-lighting. Sharp new fonts. Fast, smooth, touch-based UI. Improved home screen. Robust content ecosystem

Ads cost $20 to remove. No more headphone jack

The Wi-Fi-only Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite ebook reader, thanks to its bright, even edge-lighting and a number of other refinements, and it's a much better buy than the 3G version.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G


Once Barnes & Noble introduced the Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight , the first E Ink-based ebook reader with edge lighting, it was only a matter of time before Amazon responded. Enter the Kindle Paperwhite 3G ($179 direct), an edge-lit version of last...

Crisp edge-lighting. Sharp new fonts. Fast, smooth, touch-based UI. Improved home screen. Robust app ecosystem

Ads cost $20 to remove. No more headphone jack. 3G version costs as much as 7-inch color tablets

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G offers always-on connectivity, bright, even edge-lighting, and numerous other improvements, but it's simply too expensive. The Wi-Fi-only version is a better buy.