The 2014 version of the Kindle Paperwhite 6" eReader has built-in special offers and advertisements, and features a slim and lightweight design. This model has a 6" anti-glare Carta e-paper capacitive touch display that allows you to read in a variety of lighting conditions, even direct sunlight. The Paperwhite's high-resolution display provides 212 ppi and offers enhanced contrast. The Paperwhite also has a 25% faster processor that allows you to open books and turn pages faster than you could on older Kindle eReaders.
Besides the advantage of carrying up to 1100 books with you at all times, the Paperwhite offers several other useful features that make reading more fulfilling. If you don't know a word, just tap on it and a definition will appear. You can access footnotes easier as well. Just tap on each footnote and it appears on the page. The Paperwhite comes with an X-Ray function as well, which you can use to learn about themes, characters and relevant information throughout a book.
The Paperwhite also includes features for kids. You can create FreeTime profiles personalized for kids. Their reading accomplishments are rewarded with achievement badges, and a progress report lets parents stay abreast of what their kids are reading. You can also monitor how much time they spend reading, and what words they've looked up. The Paperwhite's other features include access to free books, personalized recommendations, and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity so you can download books without connecting the Paperwhite to a computer.
Glare-Free Carta E-Paper Capacitive Touch Display
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper and features no glare - even in bright sunlight.
Unlike the LED backlighting in tablets that shines in your eyes and causes eye-strain, the Kindle Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its front light. You can also adjust your screen's brightness for reading in any light.
Battery Only Needs to Charge Monthly
A single charge can last up to eight weeks (based on 30 min of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10). The battery fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable.
Read Comfortably with One Hand
At approximately 0.4" deep and weighing only 7.3 oz, the Paperwhite's compact and lightweight design allows you to comfortably hold it in one hand for long reading sessions.
Paperwhite is a Dedicated eReader with no Distractions
Kindle Paperwhite is purposely designed as a dedicated eReader. Indulge your love of reading without worrying about interruptions like email alerts or text messages.
Whiter Background Screen & Darker Text
This Kindle Paperwhite model features a high-resolution display with whiter screen and darker text than its predecessor. This contrast creates sharp, clear text that's easy to read. The high-res display also supports a larger variety of typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino. Plus, all fonts on the Paperwhite have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for better readability and comfort.
Flip Through Pages without Losing Your Place
The Paperwhite's innovative Page Flip feature lets you skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.
Fast & Easy Page Turns
The Paperwhite's processor is approximately 25% faster than its predecessor. Books open and pages turn faster for a more seamless experience. It also has enhanced capacitive touch technology that's designed to respond more accurately to touches.
Take & Share Notes
Add margin notes that you can edit, delete or even export from the Paperwhite to your computer. You can also share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook and Twitter, as well as see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.
Look up Information Instantly
The Paperwhite's Smart Lookup feature integrates entries from The New Oxford American Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.
Explore Your Books with X-Ray
Use the exclusive Kindle X-Ray function to 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 bio.
Adjust Text Size
Design your own reading experience by increasing the text size to suit you. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Carry a Library with You
Kindle Paperwhite holds up to 1100 books, which means that you'll be able to keep a huge digital library with you at all times - wherever you go.
Enhance Your Vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to the built-in Vocabulary Builder so that later, you can expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. To improve your vocabulary, you can swipe through your stored words, quiz yourself with flashcards and instantly see those words in context.
Organize Your Books
As your collection grows, use Cloud Collections to arrange titles in custom categories and see your collections on your other Kindle devices and reading apps.
With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without changing your page or losing your place in the book.
See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed and constantly updated as your speed and habits change. Your reading speed is updated frequently and it will change as your reading habits change.
Share with Friends on Goodreads
The Goodreads Kindle eReading community features over 20 million other readers. Check what other people are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Wi-Fi is required to use this feature.
Pick up Where You Left Off
Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page location, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.
FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges that keep track of their personal reading accomplishments. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books read.
Never Be without a Book
Browse the Kindle Store's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading your next book in seconds. Fast wireless connectivity delivers books in less than 60 seconds - no computer required.
Translate Passages Instantly
Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into another language. Options for translation include Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator.
Choose from a Large Selection
Choose from millions of books, newspapers and magazines, including best sellers, Kindle Singles and more.
With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books, and genres on any device for a monthly fee. You can try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days.
Exclusive Kindle Titles
There are over 400,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch and Clive Barker.
Free Books in the Public Domain
Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.
Free Book Samples
Download and read the beginning of a book for free before you decide to buy.
New titles and archived items are an Internet connection away. Connect to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road.
Borrow From Your Public Library
You can borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading them right away.
Connect Free at AT&T Hotspots
Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.
Lend Your Books
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for up to 14 days.
Read on Your Smartphone, Tablet or Computer
For those times when you don't have your Kindle with you, just download the Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet, or computer to read your Kindle books.
Never Lose Your Place
Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book, so you can seamlessly switch between your Kindle and the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet or computer without ever losing your place.
Encourage a Love of Reading
Kindle Paperwhite is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle Paperwhite, 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 like Treasure Island and eBooks from your local library. And they can easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.
Kindle in the Classroom
The same great features that help adults lose themselves in a book on Kindle Paperwhite translate seamlessly to the classroom, engaging children and encouraging their interest in reading. Schools can centrally manage Kindle devices and send eBooks to students with Whispercast.
Help Kids Expand Their Vocabulary
Kindle Paperwhite allows 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 word retention.
Official eReader of the National PTA
Kindle and the National PTA are working together to help families get more involved in their children's reading and enhance their emerging interest in books. In support of this mission, the PTA Family Reading Experience program, which is powered by Kindle, is available to local PTAs around the United States.
Encourage kids to read even more with FreeTime for Kindle Paperwhite. FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their goals. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned and books read.
Auto Wake & Sleep with Optional Cover
With the optional Kindle Paperwhite Cover, your Kindle Paperwhite automatically wakes upon opening and returns to sleep model when closed.
Customize 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. Kindle Paperwhite also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin, and Greek scripts, and provides free access to several international dictionaries.
Your entire Kindle library is automatically backed up for free in the cloud so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Carry & Read Personal Documents
Email documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to Kindle Paperwhite using the Send to Kindle feature.
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. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
Kindle Paperwhite's experimental web browser is based on WebKit. It allows you to browse the web right from your Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle Paperwhite enables you to connect to the Kindle Store and access Wikipedia, all over Wi-Fi.
Organize Your Library
Organize your Kindle library into customized collections or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier.
Read Children's Books & 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 panel.
You'll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle. Offers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen while not in use - they don't interrupt reading.
Content Formats Supported
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.