If you don't have a Kindle yet, perhaps the latest evolution is enough to wow you.
- Higher resolution of 300 ppi
- A single charge lasts weeks
- Zero glare
From the moment we discovered how crucial Paperwhite was to reading, we couldn't get enough of Amazon's Kindle. It just does so much. Although the latest release is like an evolution rather than a revolution, this is one of those must-have items, especially if you're a student.
You get more than an eReader when you pick up one of the newer Kindle editions. You get definitions, the ability to notate your books, and you can easily pick up where you left off. Whether you're in high school or college, this is a must-have, especially when you can grab your reading list from Amazon without having to lug around a couple of books at a time.
What Reviewers Say:
With a solid rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, you have to work hard to find a negative review that you can take seriously. Here's what a few positive reviewers have to say:
- Still getting used to some of the Paperwhite features that differ a little from my older Kindle Touch but so far it's really great! I love the fact that I don't need to turn on a light to read or go inside when reading on the patio near dusk!
- My boyfriend got me this for my birthday and I haven't put it down since. The screen really is white like paper. When we hold it up to his, which is about a year old, the color of his paper looks completely different. All the features like highlights, dictionary, etc. One of the best features (for me) is that it points out key passages that numerous other people have highlighted previously.
- I really like this Kindle Paperwhite. I had an old Kindle and thought it was just fine, but this one is so much better to read. It's bright and I don't need an overhead light.
- I've had both the first generation kindle and the Fire, and this latest paperwhite doesn't disappoint. It takes the necessities of an e-reader and upgrades them to the max. It may not have some of the flashier, more tablet-like features of the Fire (such as a color screen or the ability to download apps), but the latest paperwhite' performance as a designated e-reader is unparalleled.
For me, the screen alone already makes for a better reading device. The paperwhite' screen allows for easy reading in daylight (without the headache-inducing LED glare of the Fire) with a smooth back-lit option for night owls. As someone who is prone to waking up in the middle of the night and wanting a boon before I fall back asleep, the low lighting options are perfect for when I don't want the harsh light of my bedside lamp.
Other note-worthy features are its page-turner, vocabulary builder, and wikipedia function. I'm a student, and I can't tell you how many times I've bought required-reading books on my Kindle to read over the summer, and then had to beg a copy off of my friends in order to cite anything properly. It's also nice to be able to properly gossip over certain book pages with friends. The Wikipedia tool is perfect for books that use a lot of slang or references that fall out of my time period.
- Rated #1 in Get Better Grades Now (and All Year Long)