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Amazon - Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader (with special offers) - 6" - 8GB - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 489 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Paperwhite has improved

    Posted
    Elizabeth
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    The all new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite 2018 is an improvement over all of the other ones out there. I have had no glitches so far other than the battery percentage not showing when it is supposed to, but am waiting for an update on that. I traded my Oasis in for this because the battery drained whenever I wasn't using the device and it was too heavy. I can't tell if the battery on this device is different since I keep refreshing it to try to update it, but the screen has no shadows at the bottom. That was one thing I hated about the previous Paperwhites. It's not as good as the Oasis, but this is still a GREAT option for less money. This is more like a waterproof Voyage without the buttons if you want to know which device it is similar to. (I've had all three devices!) I like how smooth the screen is compared to the other Paperwhites. It is lighter and thinner, and the waterproof feature does work. I only wish this had comfortpro (night time mode) but I have a Kobo for that. Amazon did a good job with this device. I also liked getting the free months of Kindle Unlimited! That was a nice bonus. So far I haven't had any pinhole issues either, this was a common problem on the Voyage. I'd recommend this to anybody who has wanted an Oasis but held out because of the price. I think this is a good compromise between the Voyage, Oasis and Paperwhite. It has a little bit of everything from those devices, minus the buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Kindle PAPERWHITE 2018

    Posted
    waterlover
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    Nice ereader. I would recommend it if you already have an Amazon library of purchased ebooks from an older Kindle ereader. As one is unable to transfer them to another non-Kindle ereader. It is easy to use and maneuver around in this ereader. There are a lot of books to buy from Amazon. The adds that come up are not a bother. A con is the lighting system. I also purchased a different ereader. It was the Kindles competitor. After comparing the two ereaders we decided to buy the non-Kindle ereader. Loved the Comfort Pro- Light and the ease of downloading Overdrive books directly from the public library without having to go through an Amazon account. I highly recommend the non Kindle ereader if you like to borrow ebooks from the library instead of purchase them. One also has the opportunity to buy books from the competitors store if one wanted too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The one to get

    Posted
    CHLuke
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    Been using Kindles and a few tablets for about ten years now. From strictly a reading device perspective this is super clear and crisp and I think the perfect size to handle easily in all of the different relaxing positions you read in different places (bed, recliner, car or plane, etc.). The battery life is a very nice plus. The two downsides to me are 1) price (now on sale at $99 to me is really the upper end of where I think something with this limited function should sell) and 2) the “touch” of the screen for turning the page. Bottom line though is I just bought a second one for the wife.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Purpose built, excellent quality.

    Posted
    Boulderdude
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    I love to read, but love traveling light. Have been using the Kindle app on my phone, but hate the caucaphony of interruptions/notifications (and the tempation to check other apps) while I’m reading. This device is their best so far. The waterproof rating and adjustable backlight make it a game-changer. Syncs effortlessly and the paperwhite view (even when backlit) is great on my eyes. Size is perfectand it takes up very little room in my travel bag. Battery life is awesome. Only reason I gave it 4 and not 5 stars is due to power button location. If youre not careful, its easy to inadvertently turn off the device. NOTE: Highly recommend spending the extra $20 to go ad-free.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quirky, but fun

    Posted
    Janice
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    Since this Kindle is based on a linux instead of an android system, the interface is a little different than what I've been used to. I mainly got this as a backup item and to use in the bathtub. For all that it advertises itself as waterproof, it warns not to submerse it in water and to carefully set it up to drain and not turn it on if it does get dropped in the water. The interface is finicky and the web browser is mediocre. However, I've wanted a tablet I can read in the bathtub or by the pool forever, and this is the best option. I got the version with ads, but you can turn the screen off so they're not showing all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    Posted
    Jack
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    Not the reader itself that needs improvements but the formatting of the main screen does. Someone needs to really rethink how the home screen plays out. When I first started reading on the kindle it was so much easier to see my new books that I haven't read and to separate and categorize. When they updated to this current format things just got very confusing. Apple does the same thing with their I-Tunes. Confuses the check out of me. Make it simple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Feature Rich and Decent Battery

    Posted
    tokenwizard
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    I really like the ability to pair a bluetooth headset and listen to audiobooks in addition to using as an e-book reader. Easily viewable in sunshine and doesn't feel too cheaply made for the price. Battery life is just decent but not stellar. Sometimes I'll pick it up after it's been sitting idle for a few days and I'm surprised how much battery has depleted. I blame the Amazon Ads for that, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xmas gift that was loved!

    Posted
    Simplesaver
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    I got his as a gift for my gf. She loved and it. She immediately created an account and started downloading books on it. The only negative I would say is. It sucks how now you have to spend more money to get the one with the 3g capabilties. My two previous models of the kiddle have 3g on them for free and i didn’t have to spend more money for the higher version. But that’s how companies are making products now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice ebook!

    Posted
    Mike
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    My first ebook. I hesitated as I am old school on some things and like reading real books but I’ve enjoyed this smallish reader. It’s easy to use and I like the adjustable backlighting and text size. I especially enjoy being able to get books instantly and at a reduced price. Only complaint is it sometimes has a lag in time in use but otherwise I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    same great paperwhite made better

    Posted
    kell
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    i dint think that the paper white could get better, but besides extending the battery life they even made it water proof, now trips to the pool and reading around the tub or a fear of the past. the paperwhite is much better at reading on the eyes than other tablets with no forward facing lights to keep you locked into the book at hand

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great reader and a big step up from the last gen

    Posted
    Joenallen
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    I purchased this kindle the day it released. I have had it for over three months now and I just charged it for the third time. I average about a half hour of reading a day. This is a great e-reader. I especially like the waterproofness and the flush screen. Keeps dirt and dust from collecting in the bezel. A great step up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Jazzy
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    This is my first kindle but so far I love it! I love how portable it is because I take it everywhere I go and The battery life on it is also pretty awesome.. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because sometimes when I tap to go to the next page, it skips quite a few or even an entire chapter then I have to find where I left off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Read the directions

    Posted
    Anne
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    I like my new Kindle, but I am still learning how to use it. Probably should have done a better job reading the directions because I don't find it easy to get out of one book to get to my library or other place on the kindle. Even so, I like this, it is my 3rd Kindle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not much different from the old Kindle

    Posted
    Norm
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    Pretty much the same as the old Kindle. It is sleaker and waterproof, but other wise works almost like my old Kindle. When it's shut down for a period of time, it takes about 4 seconds to start. Some folks have found that an irritant, but I have no great issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great E-Reader

    Posted
    Banzai
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    Instead of writing how great this e-reader, I will mention some hopeful improvements for later versions. Battery: Under heavy usage, the battery life is a couple days. Power button location: The on/off location on the bottom can accidentally be touch resulting in turning off the e-reader.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Read

    Posted
    JAS45
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    I found the Kindle easier to read than my iPad and like the smaller overall size. I found it a bit challenging to download documents and was hoping to find a lot more free content. Have yet to see what I can get from the local library to load on to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best E reader Handsdown

    Posted
    venkata
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    I had earlier generation of Paperwhite but retured it as I wanted to read ebooks on my ipad(kindle app). Boy! it was such a mistake. I purchased ut back this thanksgiving and got the best distraction free device. At times feels little slow but should be fine with a reboot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    USB cable doesn't fit

    Posted
    Tennessee
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    The included USB does not fit, didn't force it and used another one. Amazon customer service chat advised me to order a new one and the price would be credited to my account once shipped. Too much trouble so I dropped the issue. Other than the cable the device is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gift

    Posted
    Gander1024
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    My wife has wanted a Kindle for a long time. She's happy with this, but it seemed weird that it wanted to define random words at an early reading level. We are just getting familiar with it, and google for instructions on how to use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Would have liked it to be larger

    Posted
    Jano
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    My former Kindle was a bit larger with a white frame. Unfortunately I left it on an airplane never to be seen again. My new one is ok, just smaller than I like. It’s the only size available and only comes in black. Works fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend