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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader Review

The backlight stunts battery life, but the Kindle Paperwhite is an impressive eReader.

$119.00 MSRP
8.0 score Tested by Experts
  • The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is better than 54% of the ereaders we tested.
  • It is better than 37% of the ereaders we have tested under $200.
  • It is better than 54% of the ereader we have tested.


The newest in Amazon's Kindle line of eReaders, the Paperwhite is an impressive piece of hardware. With better specs across the board, it's a great eReader that allows you to read in low light (something no Kindle has done before). However, the backlight does impact battery life significantly.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. eReader
  5. Barnes & Noble Nook SimpleTouch with Glow Light Comparison
  6. Amazon Kindle Touch Comparison
  7. Conclusion