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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 461 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finest example of what an E-Reader was designed 4

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    Awesometowner
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    Random musings about this device: Feels light in the hands Water resistance rating unnecessary but nice to have, makes it feel tougher and rugged to know it can withstand water Experimental browser not completely useless but I was hoping for something closer to what my phone can do Haven’t played around with all the tricks it can do in an E-book but if the YouTube videos about its features are accurate than it should make this be a fun little gadget to making reading “fun”. Backlighting is excellent, wide range of lighting ability for any condition. Better on the eyes in pitch black darkness than a phone. Battery life is not as great as perhaps touted. Don’t see it lasting for months nor even weeks. Maybe a week or two tops. No big deal coming a person who charges their phone religiously several times a day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Kindle

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    DanteBelmont
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    This is my first kindle ever. I like that i can read at night without extra light. You can modify the font size, font type, you can save themes so if you loan it or like different fonts for different book genres (yeah that happens, i like goth fonts for certain books) you can do that. There are some ads here and there, and the screen goes into an add when you lock the kindle. This kinda bothers me, but I did buy the version with adds (special offers). So far i have charged it once and it has lasted for a week. IT comes with a usb cable, but not with a plug, so be aware of that. you can use any other you probably have lying around, or a strip with usb plugs or if you upgraded your house, you must likely have usb plugs in the walls already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love, love, love it!

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    Mont
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    Love my new Paperwhite Kindle e-reader. It is so easy to transport in my purse so anytime I have a wait I can pull it out and read a few or more pages. The lighting is excellent and easy on the eyes so it can be read anywhere but not so bright that it would bother those around you. I especially like the fact that it is waterproof so it can be taken to the pool or beach. I've only had it a few weeks and have already read 4 books on it. I even set it up with my library acct so I am able to load books from there and there are many free selections on both Kindle and Amazon Prime. If you enjoy reading, by all means treat yourself to one of these. I know I will enjoy mine for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Choice

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    StoneColdToad
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    This is my first e-reader. I just wanted the most simple way to tap into the Amazon e-book library and this was it for me. The display is crisp and the back light is even. This device is the perfect size for me for travel, reading in bed or just around the house. My only complaint regarding the design is the placement of the power button on the bottom of the device. The way I hold the device, sometimes I accidentally turn it off while reading. Not a huge issue, as it just goes into rest mode and comes back on quickly. If you're on the fence regarding the "with special offers" version, that just means there are ads for books on the lock screen. Personally, I've barely noticed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade, Great Reader!

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    Dan0Sterling
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    I bought a Kindle paperwhite when they first came out four years ago. Since then, I read an average of one book per month. Really enjoyed using the paperwite in different lighting conditions, Both at home and on vacations. This new paperwhite makes it much easier to change the brightness level. It is also much faster when it comes to choosing which book to read. One of the best features, is that it tells you when it's waking up and ready for you to swipe the screen to come on. The text is much sharper. The lighting is also more even. I would highly recommend this for anyone interested in an e-reader, even if you already have one. It's lightweight and the battery lasts seemingly forever.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy!

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    Trev
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    I was hesitant to get the Paperwhite over the Oasis but the newest edition superb. The Paperwhite has been upgraded design wise to feel a bit more high end being waterproof and a more flush bezel design which is kind of nice. Spec wise they are pretty slow in terms of tablets but considering it is a dedicated reading device it serves. Another nice thing is that they enhanced the panel to a 300ppi (pixels per inch) which is the same as the Oasis. All in all it is a ridiculous value in comparison to the Oasis. The Oasis is far over priced when it only gives you 1 extra inch in screen realistate and the aluminum chassis. Save the $150 and go with the Paperwhite.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You can't beat the Kindle

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    BigJon
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    After buying one for myself least year, my son wanted one as well. We were concerned about it not being made for a 10yr old, but this newer model is even sturdier and now waterproof. We got it up and running in about 10 minutes and loaded him some Dogman books and he is in heaven. He reads it at night with the softer light setting and during the day. He likes the bookmark functions and really appreciates the ability to have multiple books in one handy reader. At the end of the day, it has a 10yr old boy reading because he wants to... what else needs to be said?!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wife loved it!

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    MartyE
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    My wife always said she didn't want one of these electronic readers, she preferred the real thing. I took a chance and got this one for her for Christmas. She was initially skeptical, but gave it a fair chance. Now she really likes it! She picked out a nice cover for it on her own. I think the thing that sold the Paperwhite was the small form factor, and the page white display, unlike reading something on a tablet. Although it will never replace the feel of a real book in hand, it is very compact for travelling and will be something she will use as an addition to her vast library.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Light weight, easy to handle

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    Shoban
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    Bought this as a gift to my brother in law, who is a captain of a sport fishing boat in the Caribbean. The waterproof feature is what put me over the edge, he's a responsible guy who takes good care of his stuff, but if the kraken appears one evening as he's relaxing on deck reading Moby Dick, he won't need to worry about getting the Kindle a little wet. He reports that he's surprised how light this unit is, but then, he hasn't filled it up with books yet. With the increased memory of this model, it's gonna hold a lot, so who knows.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    did not know I needed it until I got it

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    Brad
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    I had been thinking about buying a new kindle for years but could never justify it as my older basic Kindle still worked... even replaced the battery. I received this as a gift for my birthday and thought about taking it back but decided to give it a try out of appreciation for the gift. I love this thing. having the back light makes all the difference in the world. Being able to easily log into wifi (even on a cruise ship - which I could not do with the older kindle) is great. Make the leap, upgrade and enjoy. Easily worth the money even if your old one still works... Do It!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good reader, special offers are no big deal

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    watcher24
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    PIcked this up with "special offers" to get it just under $100. Honestly don't have any idea why you would pay to not have an ad for a book on the lock-screen only that only shows up if you aren't in airplane mode which I always am outside of the 1 minute it takes every few weeks to sync my new books. IF you are looking for an e-reader this is really the obvious choice, unless you have a lot of books in the Google Play Books ecosystem, in which case keep looking you won't get those on this device without major headaches, installing shady software, etc.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Many Improvements

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    Drciam
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    I got off to a rocky start with this product because it had already been set for Chinese and I do not understand Kanji. I was able to bluff a registration with appropriate guesses but could not get rid of the Chinese. It took sometime with Amazon Tech and great guesses on my part to get to English. The problem was complicated because the English version relies on Icons like a globe and the Chinese version of Settings in Kanji. Amazon brags that the battery charge lasts for weeks, not if you turn up the page to white.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Karin
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    One of my friends had a kindle paperwhite and I asked her to check it out. I knew I needed one after I saw how simple it was and easy to use. I’ve had it for about a month and no regrets. It’s very easy to navigate and read. I like that I can look up definitions for words on the spot and it keeps my bookmark. I love holding a book and reading but I ran out of space for them and the paperwhite makes it easy to check out digital copies from the library and read at night with the backlight!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great new generation device

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    hyck
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    Perfect new Paperwhite. I own the generation just prior to this new one and wasn't sure I would like the new one. I was wrong. The size is perfect. They added a couple more lights, so the screen is really evenly lit. The flat bezel also looks and feels nice. The single button is flatter and smaller so it is less likely to press if you ever hold it at the bottom like I sometimes do. Overall, not a brand new remodel, just an upgrade with thoughtful design changes. Too bad it was a gift for my wife and not for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great kindle

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    4982dd86
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    I love the new kindle, however, it does not come with instructions so I am not able to do everything I’m sure it is capable of. I should be able to highlight text, bookmark pages among a few things. I have to look up everything to find out how to do any of the extras. Very frustrating! I am an older person so figuring out electronics do not come as easily to me & I am used to reading instructions to figure things out. It will take me longer (or may never) get the full experience of the kindle paper white.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good value for AN E-READER

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    Hyri
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    This was my 3rd kindle paperwhite purchase. I have been using the amazon kindle versions for 6 years. I decided to switch this version because I gave away my previous version paperwhite to my sister. This was at similar price comparing to the previous version. The apparent things I like was 8GB memory and pairing bluetooth speaker. I am not a guy who reads books by the pool but waterproof feature is good to have in pocket. I am fine with it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing way to read

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    LSOC
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    Nothing replaces a real book, but this comes close. I am a student and I know the benefits of having a real print book in front of you. I also travel alot and this is where the Kindle comes in clutch. I use it for personal/spiritual reading. It allows you to take notes and leave highlights in a convenient way. I would never deny a classic book in print for a Kindle version but the ease of use is undeniable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Getting use to it.

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    PollyMary
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    I got it with the knowledge that I could return it. I have problems with light and blurry vision. At first I was concerned that things weren’t as distinct as the 2015. When I stopped comparing and stuck with the gen 10, I decided it’s ok. The 2015 woke up as soon as I open the cover. The 2018 takes time but it tells you it’s waking up so you don’t think it’s broken. My hands appreciate that it’s lighter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't believe I waited this long...

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    Clint
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    I avoided/put off purchasing any sort of e-reading device for years, thinking I didn't need yet another device to carry around. I like sitting outside on my breaks, so I'd sit there squinting, trying to read my book on my phone or laptop...with the Paperwhite, it's actually easier to read it in the sun! I wish I'd had it for our last vacation and look forward to having it this summer for the pool!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Christmas Present

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    Mickey
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    Bought the Kindle Paperwhite for my wife for Christmas. After ordering it she saw an ad for the Paperwhite and said she wouldn't want one as she like the Kindle she already had. Gave it to her anyway. She loves it. Only problem we had. like a lot of others, was that the charging cable would not insert into the Kindle due to a manufacturing defect. Best Buy Chesapeake Square took care of this for us with no problem. Thank you

    I would recommend this to a friend