Amazon’s All-new Kindle Paperwhite comes along just in time. While we’ve loved prior versions, the e-reader hasn’t changed much since its debut in 2012, aside from incremental upgrades such as better front-lighting, additional storage and a few software tweaks. Its most recent version, from 2015, was losing ground to similarly priced competitors such as the Kobo Clara HD.

With the All-new Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon’s not only managed to catch up to the competition, it’s lapped them. The new e-reader’s premium features, reasonable price, and wide variety of content make it the best e-reader for most people.

Note: This review is part of our roundup of the best e-readers. and the best Kindles. Check out those stories for details about competing products and how we tested them. 

All-new Kindle Paperwhite specs, features, price

The All-new Kindle Paperwhite lives up to its name with a raft of innovations. Before we dive into the review experience, here are the main details. The version of the All-new Kindle Paperwhite we reviewed was the ad-free 32GB model with LTE.  

Storage: 8GB or 32GB (a $20 option)

Display: 6-inch Paperwhite with E Ink Carta and five white LEDs, 300ppi,16-level grayscale.

Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.6 x 0.3 inches

Weight: 6.4 to 6.8 ounces, depending on features



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