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World's most advanced e-reader - higher resolution, higher contrast touchscreen with built-in light and 8-week battery life
Patented built-in light evenly illuminates the screen to provide the perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions
Paperwhite has 62% more pixels for unsurpassed resolution
25% better contrast for sharp, dark text
Even in bright sunlight, Paperwhite delivers clear, crisp text and images with no glare
New hand-tuned fonts - 6 font styles, 8 adjustable sizes
8-week battery life, even with the light on
Holds up to 1,100 books - take your library wherever you go
Built-in Wi-Fi lets you download books in under 60 seconds
New Time to Read feature uses your reading speed to let you know when you'll finish your chapter
Massive book selection. Lowest prices. Over a million titles less than $9.99
180,000 Kindle-exclusive titles that you won't find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut
Supports children's books and includes new parental controls
Kindle Owners' Lending Library - with Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers and all 7 Harry Potter books.
Our Paperwhite display offers 62% more pixels, and renders exceptionally sharp, clear text and images.
Kindle Paperwhite's screen has 25% higher contrast. Crisp, dark text against a brilliant white background makes for the perfect read.
Innovative Built-in Light
Paperwhite guides light towards the display from above instead of projecting it out at your eyes like back-lit displays, thereby reducing screen fatigue. You can adjust your screen's brightness to create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading.
Uncompromised Battery Life
A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Our breakthrough power management technology allows you to leave the light on at all times for the best possible contrast without sacrificing battery life.
Read in Bright Sunlight with No Glare
Kindle Paperwhite has a matte screen that reflects light like ordinary paper so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room with no glare.
Read at Night
With Kindle Paperwhite, reading in bed just got better. The patented built-in light illuminates the screen, not the entire room, so you won't disturb your partner when you can't put your book down at night.
Patented Built-in Light
Designed for Reading
Unlike a backlit tablet display, Kindle Paperwhite guides light towards the surface of the e-ink display from above so that the light never shines directly towards your eyes, allowing you to read comfortably without eye strain.
Perfectly Balanced Whiteness
We worked on Kindle Paperwhite for over two years to perfect the uniformity of the built-in light, flattening out a fiber optic cable into a sheet, and nanoimprinting to ensure perfectly even distribution of light. Our design uses nanoscale optical diffractive patterns to enable tight control over the direction of the light. Enjoy reading with exceptional lighting uniformity and evenly balanced whiteness across the entire display.
Your eyes adapt to the amount of light around you, so you'll prefer dimmer light when reading in a dark setting and brighter light when reading in well-lit surroundings. You can adjust the brightness of Kindle Paperwhite across a wide spectrum - from low light to full brightness - so you can read comfortably in any setting.
Because our patented technology enables fine-grain control over where the light is diffused, Kindle Paperwhite uses low-power LEDs, requiring very little power to evenly illuminate the entire screen.
Battery Life Comparison
Millions of books, newspapers, and magazines, including the latest best sellers, Kindle Singles, and more.
Exclusive Kindle Titles
Over 180,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Covey, Andy Borowitz, and Karen McQuestion.
Free Books in the Public Domain
Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.
Free Book Samples
Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
Buy Once, Read Everywhere
Enjoy your purchased content in any way you choose. Kindle books can be read on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, BlackBerry, Mac, PC, or web browsers with our free Kindle Reading Apps.
Lowest Book Prices
Over 600,000 books are less than $4.99; over a million are less than $9.99.
Kindle Owners' Lending Library
With Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from over 180,000 books, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers, to read for free - as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Read all 7 Harry Potter books in 5 languages
Borrow From Your Public Library
Borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle.
Lend Your Books
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for up to 14 days.
Holds Up to 1,100 Books
You'll never have to leave your favorite titles behind. With Kindle Paperwhite, you can keep your entire library at hand wherever you go.
Kindle Paperwhite connects easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road for quick, convenient access to books and content anywhere you can access Wi-Fi.
Thinner Than a Pencil
Kindle Paperwhite features a new, slimmer design. At just over third of an inch, it is thinner than a pencil.
Lighter Than a Paperback
Weighing only 7.5 ounces, Kindle Paperwhite weighs less than a typical paperback.
Books in Under 60 Seconds
Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds. Our fast, free wireless delivers books fast - no computer required.
Exclusive on Kindle, explore the "Bones of the Book". With a single tap, see all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest.
Adjustable Text Sizes
Design your own perfect reading experience by customizing the text size to suit your tastes and reading comfort. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
All six fonts on Kindle Paperwhite have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort. Higher resolution allows for unprecedented sharpness. The new high-resolution display allows for elegant typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino.
Bookmarks and Annotations
Add your own notes to the text just like writing in the margins of a book. Edit, delete, and export your notes. Highlight and clip key passages.
Notes and Sharing
Share highlighted sections, notes, and meaningful quotes on Facebook and Twitter directly from Kindle Paperwhite without leaving the page. See passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers to discover interesting and meaningful passages in your books.
Real Page Numbers
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding "real" page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
Read with One Hand
Lighter and thinner than a paperback, you can comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in either hand for long reading sessions without fatigue or discomfort.
Fast, Easy Page Turns
EasyReach tap zones on Kindle Paperwhite's responsive touchscreen let you tap lightly to turn pages. No need to swipe or use two hands for fast, seamless page turns.
Supports Children's Books and Comics
Kindle Paperwhite supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
Time to Read
Time to Read is a new feature for Kindle Paperwhite that helps you know how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change. With Time to Read, it's never been easier to decide when to start a new chapter or finish the chapter you're reading.
Our Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page location, bookmarks, and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.
Free Library Backup
We automatically back up your entire Kindle library in the cloud so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Search Wikipedia and the Web
Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy for you to search. Enter a word or phrase and Kindle will search every instance across your Kindle library, in the Kindle Store, on Wikipedia, or the Web using Google search. Kindle Paperwhite features an experimental WebKit-based browser to provide a better experience on your e-reader.
Built-In Dictionary with Instant Lookup
Kindle Paperwhite includes The New Oxford American Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Instantly look up the definition without ever leaving the book.
Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator.
Global Language Support
Kindle Paperwhite supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Kindle Paperwhite also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin, and Greek scripts, and provides free access to several international dictionaries.
Carry and Read Personal Documents
Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. E-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to Kindle Paperwhite using
Access the Kindle Store wirelessly from Kindle Paperwhite. Search and shop the world's largest selection of books that people want to read, plus magazines, newspapers, blogs, and games. Amazon auto-delivers all your purchases in seconds.
Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store uses the same personalized customer experience you're used to across Amazon.com, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.
Games and Applications
Take a break from reading to enjoy a selection of great games and applications specially designed for Kindle, like Every Word, Grid Detective, and My Checklist.
Shop and subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers, such as Vogue, Newsweek, and The New Yorker, from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale.
Millions of Books
The Kindle Store contains the largest selection of books people want to read, including over a million titles less than $9.99. We work directly with publishers to get the latest bestsellers, biggest new releases and titles most popular with tens of millions of Amazon's book customers.
Parental Controls allow you to restrict access to the Kindle Store, Cloud, and Experimental Web Browser so you can give Kindle Paperwhite to a child worry-free.
Display: Amazon's 6" Paperwhite display with patented built-in light, 212 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size: 6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36" (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm)
Weight : 7.5 ounces (213 grams)
System Requirements : None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage : 2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books
Cloud Storage : Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life: A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage
Charge Time : Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
Wi-Fi Connectivity : Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Content Formats Supported : Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
documentation : Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty: 1 Year
Included in the Box: Kindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
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