Unsurpassed high resolution - reads like real paper
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite has an improved high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp, print-quality text.
No glare in bright sunlight
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the latest Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper - no annoying glare, even in bright sunlight.
Next-generation reading experience
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite introduces our most readable font, Bookerly. Designed from the ground up, Bookerly offers a lighter, more graceful look, much closer to
traditional print than to computer displays for enhanced readability, particularly for long-form reading.
With improved character spacing and the addition of hyphenation, justification, kerning, ligatures and drop-cap support, Kindle's best-in-class typography allows you
to read more easily and quickly with fewer page turns.
Won't tire your eyes in the dark
Kindle Paperwhite guides light towards the surface of the display with its built-in front light - so you can read comfortably without straining your eyes. Adjust your
screen's brightness for great reading in any light.
Charge monthly, not daily
Kindle Paperwhite won't leave you tethered to a socket. A single charge can last up to six weeks (based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off and the
light setting at ten).
Read comfortably with one hand
Thinner than a pencil, lighter than a paperback. Hold Kindle Paperwhite comfortably in one hand for long reading sessions.
Kindle Paperwhite is purposely designed as a dedicated E-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions such as e-mail alerts or push
Sharp, dark text
Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. All fonts have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.
Skim through without losing your place
With Page Flip, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.
Take and share notes
Add margin notes that you can edit, delete or even export from your device to your computer. Share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook and Twitter,
and see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.
Read comfortably in one hand
Lighter than most paperback books, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for long reading sessions.
Look It Up Instantly
Kindle Paperwhite's Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without
leaving your page or losing your place.
Go Deeper with X-Ray
Exclusive on Kindle: explore the "bones" of the book. See all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places
or topics of interest. Simply press and hold the name to zoom in on a character's biography.
Enhance Your Vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words,
quiz yourself with flashcards and instantly see those words in context.
Read in the Dark
Paperwhite guides light towards the surface of the display with its next generation front light - unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes - so you can read
comfortably without straining your eyes. Adjust your screen's brightness for great reading in any light.
Adjust Your Text Size
Design your own perfect reading experience by increasing the text size to suit you. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading
Carry Your Entire Library
Kindle Paperwhite holds up to 1, 100 books, so you'll never have to leave your favourite titles behind. With Kindle Paperwhite you can keep your entire library at hand
wherever you go.
Share with Friends on Goodreads
Find your next favorite book. Now the world's largest e-reading community can connect with the world's largest community of book lovers. Join over 20 million other
readers and see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read with Goodreads on Kindle. Goodreads on Kindle is only available when
connected to WiFi.
Organise Your Books
Organise your digital library as easily as a physical bookshelf with Cloud Collections. As your collection grows, arrange titles into customised categories and see
your collections everywhere in the Kindle ecosystem - on Kindle Paperwhite, tablets and smartphones.
Squeeze In That Last Chapter
See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalised based on your reading speed and 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.
Pick Up Where You Left Off
Whispersync technology synchronises your last page location, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off
Never Be Without a Book
Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading your next book in seconds.
Tap any word or highlight a section to translate instantly into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese and more. Translations by Bing Translator.
Get Books in Seconds
Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading in seconds. Our fast, free wireless delivers books fast - no computer required.
Free 3G Wireless Connects Anywhere
Free, always-connected 3G lets you shop and download books virtually anywhere - no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. There are no plans, annual contracts or monthly fees for
this service, which works globally in selected coverage areas. Kindle Paperwhite 3G is connected and ready to go the moment you take it out of the box. No setup
Encourage Their Love of Reading
Kindle is designed for reading, which means absolutely no distractions for children. With Kindle, they can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary
and increase the font size for easier reading. They can read thousands of books for free, including classics such as Treasure Island. And they can easily take their
beloved stories with them, without loading up a heavy rucksack.
Boost Their Vocabulary
Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where
kids can quiz themselves with flashcards to reinforce new word retention.
Read 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
Beautiful Design, Perfect Fit
Engineered to perfectly fit your device. The Kindle Paperwhite cover features a premium textured leather exterior and a subtle woven nylon interior to provide our
lightest and thinnest form of protection. The integrated magnetic clasp ensures your cover will remain securely closed while in a backpack, handbag, or briefcase. The
all-new Kindle Paperwhite is compatible with all previous generation Kindle Paperwhite covers and accessories.
Enjoy Kindle Books on All Your Devices
Enjoy your purchased content in any way you choose. Kindle books can be read on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, BlackBerry, Mac or PC with our free Kindle
Never Lose Your Place
With Amazon's Whispersync technology, you can automatically save and synchronise your furthest page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights across all your devices. This
means you can start reading a book on one device, and pick up where you left off on another device.
Carry and Read Personal Documents
E-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format.
Never Lose a Book
We automatically back up your entire Kindle library for free in the Cloud, so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for
Follow Along with Page Numbers
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number.
Organise Your Library
Organise your Kindle library into customised collections or categories to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to
make organising and finding titles even easier.
Customise to Your Language
Kindle Paperwhite can be used in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. You can easily select the language
that you are most comfortable with and enjoy instant dictionary lookups in any of these languages.
Read Books in Other Languages
Kindle Paperwhite supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favourite 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
Screen Size (Diagonal)
15.24 cm (6 inch)
Operating System Type
- Holds thousands of books
- Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
- Battery lasts weeks on a single charge
- Content format supported - Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF (without password and DRM), unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion