World's most advanced e-reader with Free 3G - higher resolution, higher contrast touchscreen with built-in light, 8-week battery life
Free 3G wireless - no hunting or paying for Wi-Fi hotspots, no annual contracts or monthly fees
3G wireless works globally - download books anytime, anywhere
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 spe