The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the latest version of the basic Kindle e-book reader from Amazon, and instead of the usual e-ink screen that most people have come to expect on similar devices, this one comes with a touch-enabled Paperwhite display. The Paperwhite display features built-in backlighting and a high-resolution touchscreen panel that makes it useful for reading whether you are in a dark room or in a sunny outdoor location. The screen itself measures 6-inches diagonally and supports multi-tough gestures just like most any touchscreen display found on the market today.
There’s 2GB of available internal storage, which means storage of up to nearly 1,000 books. Speaking of which, there’s also free Amazon cloud storage which can be used to back up books and download them on the go. Using 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, downloads are usually completed in less than a minute’s time.
Charging is facilitated via a built-in USB port and the battery lasts up to 2 months per full charge with up to an hour of reading each day. It may not be the single best device out of all the models available in Amazon’s Kindle family, but for those who have been pining for a Kindle with built-in backlighting, this is definitely the one to get.
Need to Know: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
1. Touchscreen display’s built-in backlighting makes it possible to read in dark rooms or during night time. (The Good)
2. Battery life lasts up to two months on a single charge. (The Good)
3. Lacks support for external storage cards. (The Bad)
4. Lacks hardware keys for menu navigation and character input. (The Bad)