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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd gen, 2013/2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6929 reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd gen, 2013/2014). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and size. The screen and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the storage and price, and comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd gen, 2013/2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd gen, 2013/2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd gen, 2013/2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

Jun, 2019

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

 

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.

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 Kindle Paperwhite isn’t a huge upgrade from the first generation, and it didn’t need to be. Amazon improved on all of the issues that critics called out last year, and added some great software features on top of that. The high-quality display,...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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

 

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.

Improved front light ; Faster processor ; Goodreads integration coming soon

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

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been bombarded with ads for the All-New Paperwhite -- and on the Special Offers screen of our All-Old Paperwhite, no less. It's a tempting upgrade; we have to admit. At the end of the day, though, is it worth the...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

The final verdict on Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite

 

Amazon's next-generation e-reader may look the same as the original, but it's noticeably improved, with zippier performance and a better built-in light.

Amazon has improved on last year's excellent ; e-reader with a faster processor, more responsive touch screen, and a better integrated light that's brighter and whiter and displays more evenly across the screen. Pages also refresh less frequently (less...

Device hasn't gotten smaller or significantly lighter since last year, an AC adapter isn't included (just a Micro-USB cable for charging). The ad-free version costs $20 more.

While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

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 : Wired (wired.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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...

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

Still the first and last ebook reader you'll shop for

Oct, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Kindle Paperwhite (2013) e-reader review

 

Editor's note (June 27,2015): The Paperwhite reviewed here has been updated and replaced by a newer model that includes the same higher resolution screen found in Amazon's top-end e-reader, the Kindle Voyage .

Amazon has improved on last year's excellent Paperwhite e-reader with a faster processor, more responsive touch screen, and a better integrated light that's brighter and whiter and displays more evenly across the screen. Pages also refresh less...

Device hasn't gotten smaller or significantly lighter since last year, an AC adapter isn't included (just a Micro-USB cable for charging). The ad-free version costs $20 more.

While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Raymond Wong (ubergizmo.com)

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.

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May, 2014

Expert review by : Scott McNulty (techhive.com)

Kindle Paperwhite review: Ebook reader gets warmer, faster

 

The new Kindle Paperwhite is like the old one, but with a better backlight and upgraded software.

Lights itself with even, warm lighting ; Improved page-flipping mode

No physical page-turn buttons

I love tablets, but dedicated E Ink-based ebook readers still have a lot going for them. They’re unsurpassed in bright light, free from distractions, and don’t cause eye strain like a backlit LCD screen can. If reading plain text on a blank page is...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013)

 

In our world of smartphones and tablets, is there still room for e-readers? Well, they may not be as sexy, powerful, or versatile as iPads, Galaxies, or HTC Ones. But then again, sometimes there's a lot to be said for a product that does one job very...

2013 Kindle Paperwhite.

Apr, 2014

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