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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2785 reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but the storage and reliability get less positive views.

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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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on People are impressed by the reliability. The design is also appreciated. Many are negative about the size and usability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite (Both 2012 and 2013 versions with 6" Display and Built-in Light) Case Cover, FYY® Ultra Slim Magnetic Smart Cover CasAmazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite (Both 2012 and 2013 versions with 6" Display and Built-in Light) Case Cover, FYY® Ultra Slim Magnetic Smart Cover Cas

May, 2015

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (

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?

May, 2014

Expert review by: (

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...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (

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.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Anna Attkisson (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review


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

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.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (

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. Are...

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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: David Pierce (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2013)


Amazon won the ebook reader war. Like the iPod, the Swiffer, or Jell-O, the Kindle is just what you buy when you want what it does. Barnes & Noble and Sony went down swinging trying to compete, and Kobo and Iriver are but gnats to be swatted by the...

Improved display, faster page-turning ; Amazon's bookstore is enormous ; Reference materials and options are really useful

Recommendations and ads are hard to distinguish ; Still no charger in the box

The best ebook reader becomes both bookstore and library

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

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.

Sep, 2013


Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

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

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

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.

Oct, 2012