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Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite
alaScore 89

49 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Kindle Paperwhite. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback, but the size and price get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Kindle Paperwhite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Kindle Paperwhite review: Kindle Paperwhite shines


Just in time for the 2012 holiday buying season, Amazon has unveiled a slew of new Kindle tablets and e-book readers. Among them is the Kindle Paperwhite, the company's first self-illuminated e-ink reader, and its direct competitor to Barnes & Noble's...

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...

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.

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.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Mario Aguilar (

Kindle Paperwhite Review (2015): The E-Reader You Should Buy


The Kindle Paperwhite just updated to a higher resolution screen for the same $120 price. I probably don't need to tell you it's better than the last Paperwhite. It definitely is.

Jun, 2015

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Kindle Paperwhite Review


The Kindle Paperwhite is the first ebook reader from Amazon to incorporate a frontlight for reading in lower lighting conditions. The light also gives the screen more of a white appearance than previous Kindles, hence the name Paperwhite.

The LED frontlights and E Ink display combine to make the Paperwhite's screen readable in all lighting conditions ; It feels well-built and comfortable to hold, and the design is much improved over last year's Kindle Touch—it's thinner, better...

The frontlighting isn't perfectly uniform across the screen, and some screens show discolorations in certain lighting conditions ; Amazon removed all audio support on this model, including text-to-speech, and also cut the storage space in half from...

It's hard not to be a little disappointed with the Kindle Paperwhite given the fact the lighting isn't perfectly uniform across the entire screen and there's no longer any text-to-speech or audio support, but at the end of the day it's still my...

Oct, 2012


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Kindle Paperwhite


The Kindle Paperwhite offers a completely different eBook reading experience. Because of the unique Paperwhite screen, which offers up to 62 percent more pixels than other eReaders, words will appear clearer, making reading even more enjoyable. It also...

The Kindle Paperwhite comes with a unique lighting system that allows you read in bright or low light conditions

This Kindle does not offer text-to-speech capabilities

If you enjoy reading in a variety of different places, such as while sitting on the beach, or at night in bed, the Paperwhite has got you covered.

Expert review by: Mario Aguilar-, Gawker Media (

Kindle Paperwhite Review (2013): Faster, Easier on the Eyes, Still the Best


When Amazon first trotted out the Kindle Paperwhite a year ago, it was the first two-tone ereader in a long time (possibly ever) to have wow factor. And that front-lit screen turned out to be every bit as beautiful as Amazon promised. A year later, the...

Yes, you most definitely should! But if you already own last year's Paperwhite, the improvements aren't enough to justify an upgrade. If for whatever reason you don't own an ereader or are still on an old-school Amazon model though, what are you...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Warman (

Kindle Paperwhite review


Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is the best Kindle ereader the company has ever made, says Matt Warman. But can it compete with a full-blown tablet that's not much more expensive?

Yet the Kindle is just an ereader – for £159 you can have a Kindle Fire HD or a Google Nexus 7. These are tablets that will let you read books, but also browse the web, download apps and check your emails too. They have none of the battery life...

Nov, 2012