The Kindle PaperWhite [$119.99] is a small ebook reader with bright display and a very responsive touch screen. This reader has absolutely no glare, so reading can be done in the sun or in the dark.
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Pro Battery life lasts multiple weeks with normal usage
If the Kindle PaperWhite is being used for one hour per day, it will last about one month from a single charge. This amount of battery life is considerably better than similar readers.
Pro Built in frontlight for easy reading in the dark
The built in frontlight allows for a book-like reading experience in the dark.
Pro E-ink, anti-glare, and frontlight makes the screen completely optimised for reading
The Kindle PaperWhite is optimized for easy reading because of the e-ink display, anti glare, and built in frontlight.
Pro Super responsive touchscreeen
Kindle PaperWhite's touchscreen is very responsive, which is not the norm for e readers.
Pro No glare in sunlight
The Kindle Paperwhite is designed to be useful even in bright sunlight.
Pro Small enough to fit in a back pocket
The dimensions of the Kindle PaperWhite are 6.7 x 4.6 x 0.36 inches.
Pro Direct access to Amazon
Amazon is currently the most popular e-book store - if you're a regular Amazon customer, it makes sense to use an e-book reader that works well with Amazon, to limit the hassle involved in getting books onto your device.
Pro Supports MOBI and PDF formats
Kindle Paperwhite supports regular PDF documents and MOBI files. MOBI is a popular ebook format which is becoming the standard for publishing.
Pro Can be jailbroken for extra features
Due to its popularity, the Kindle Paperwhite is a popular target for jailbreaking, which allows users to do things like change their screensavers.
Pro 212 PPI screen
Paperwhite's resolution isn't as great as the Voyage's, but it is better than the resolution of most readers.
Pro Very lightweight
The size (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm) and weight (just over 200 grams) make it nice for night time reading.
Con Impossible to turn backlight completely off
Con Screen sensitivity makes it easy to accidently turn pages
Con Ad-free version costs $20 more
When the Kindle PaperWhite is turned off, a "special offer" from Amazon will be displayed on the screen. This feature can be removed for $20.
Con Does not support the EPUB e-book format unless jailbroken
Unfortunately, Amazon Kindle readers lack support for the EPUB file format.
Con Bad with PDFs because of the small screen
Con Half the pixels compared to the 2015 Paperwhite model
The 2015 PaperWhite model has a 300 ppi screen.