Kindle Paperwhite 8 GB – Black

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Introducing the Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is the latest addition to Amazon’s e-reader family, giving readers the opportunity to enjoy their favorite books and content from wherever they are. The eBook reader comes with a 6.8-inch display and adjustable warm light, perfect for reading in all kinds of light, whether it’s during daytime or night-time. Weighing at only 6.7 Ounces, the Kindle Paperwhite is unbelievably lightweight and slim, making it convenient to carry around with you wherever you go.

6.8″ High-Definition Display

The Kindle Paperwhite features a 6.8″ display, perfect for crisp and clear reading experience. With a 300 PPI display resolution, you’ll be able to experience great contrasts and sharpness. Adding to that, the Paperwhite also has a flush front design, making it easier and more comfortable to read with one hand.

Adjustable Warm Light

The Kindle Paperwhite comes with an adjustable warm light, giving readers the ability to customize their illumination levels depending on time of the day and reading environment. If you’re reading during the night, the adjustable warm light will let you shift its color from a comfortable, natural light to a warm, soft one, and allows you to customize its intensity by simply dragging a slider.

Up To 8 GB Of Storage

The Kindle Paperwhite houses up to 8 GB of storage, giving you the ability to download and store your favorite books, content, magazines and more. With a battery life lasts for weeks on a single charge, you’ll be sure to get plenty of reading done without the worry of running out of power.

Family Sharing and Immersive Reading

The Kindle Paperwhite gives users the ability to not only share reading experience within the Amazon Household, but also provides an Immersive Reading experience that relies on the Kindle’s unique book-like interface. This unique reading interface provides the perfect reading environment for readers of all ages, making reading a fun and effortless process.

Audible Capability

The Kindle Paperwhite also comes with Bluetooth audio capability, which allows users to switch between reading and listening by simply connecting it to Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones and speakers. With the audiobook feature, you’ll also be able to connect with Audible and sync all of your eBooks content with your devices.

A Perfect Companion For Every Reader

The Kindle Paperwhite is an ideal companion for any reader, from avid or new readers, to those who likes to stay connected with the latest trends. From its 6.8″ display with adjustable warm light, to its 8 GB storage capacity, the Kindle Paperwhite is designed to provide a perfect reading experience.

Best Price for the Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is available at different prices on Amazon. The 8 GB model is sold in the US for $129.99 in most cases. However, you can find the Kindle Paperwhite at different Amazon retailers for a better price with certain discounts and promotions. Therefore, we recommend that you compare prices from different retailers on Amazon in order to find the best price for your Kindle Paperwhite.

Features of the Kindle Paperwhite

  • 6.8-inch 300 PPI display with adjustable warm light technology
  • 8GB e-reader sports Bluetooth audio capability
  • Family sharing and immersive reading experience with book-like interface
  • Lightweight and slim construction
  • Long battery life
  • Advanced algorithms to save battery power
  • Integrated with different Amazon services
  • User-friendly and intuitive interface
  • Compatible with Audible and other content providers
  • Comparing prices from different Amazon retailers

FAQs

  • Q: What is the size of the Kindle Paperwhite?
    A: The Kindle Paperwhite is lightweight and sleek, weighing 8.7 ounces. It is 8.9mm thin and measures 6.6″ x 4.6″ x 0.3″.
  • Q: How much storage does the Kindle Paperwhite have?
    A: The Kindle Paperwhite has 8GB of storage, allowing you store thousands of eBooks and other media content.
  • Q: Does the Kindle Paperwhite have an Adjustable Warm Light?
    A: Yes, the Kindle Paperwhite features an adjustable warm light technology allowing you to adjust the screen’s color and brightness to your preference.
  • Q: Does the Kindle Paperwhite have a headphone jack?
    A: No, the Kindle Paperwhite does not have headphone jack. However, it does have Bluetooth audio capability, allowing you to connect to compatible headphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • Q: Does the Kindle Paperwhite support PDFs?
    A: Yes, the Kindle Paperwhite supports PDFs reader and you can easily transfer files to the Kindle using a USB connection or a memory stick.
  • Q: Does the Kindle Paperwhite support Family Share?
    A: Yes, the Kindle Paperwhite supports Family Share, allowing you to share most Amazon content with other members of an Amazon Household.

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  1. LastGas

    OK, I fouled up with my Kindle Paperwhite 11th edition purchase. It was Prime Day and the Kindle was marked WAY DOWN, and I opted for the bundle: Kindle + Charger + fabric cover. Now don’t get me wrong, the Charger is nice and the fabric cover is very nice, but for a device Amazon says you only need to charge 5 times a year, getting a premium charger doesn’t really make much sense. I already have plenty of chargers, and the Kindle will charge overnight whether I use their super-fast premium charger or something else. And while the case is undeniably nice, you can get one for less than half the money from other sellers on Amazon.

    I did not make the mistake of getting the ad-free version. The ad appears on the lock screen and as soon as you swipe the screen, it goes away and stays away for your entire reading session. It’s 100% unobtrusive. Other people have given the Kindle one star because they bought the ad-free version, and were angry there are still “suggestions” on the Home screen that they consider ads. All I can say is that you get that no matter what, and the solution is to switch to the Library screen rather than the Home screen; that’s very easy on the latest software version.

    The other huge mistake I made over 4 years ago was subscribing to Kindle Unlimited and somehow not knowing that it was automatically renewing silently every month (for $9.99). I paid enough to buy several Kindles. I guess I thought it was part of Amazon Prime or just something that comes with a Kindle. You can bundle Kindle Unlimited “Free” for 3 months with your Kindle purchase, but just watch out when that 3 months are over. I have generally found Kindle Unlimited books second rate (with a few exceptions).

    I bought one of the original Kindle Fire versions and the first Kindle Fire HD. They were cool, but I didn’t end up using them much. They didn’t have good battery life, they were hard to read outdoors, and Kindle software on other portable devices was fine. I think the first one eventually failed, and I gave the HD away to someone who needed to do something that required a Kindle. I have a nice Windows tablet.

    But I have always wanted a Paperwhite because of its long battery life and superb readability outdoors. Plus it was heavily discounted on Prime Day and I bought one.

    So how did it live up to expectations? Pretty well. The “10 weeks” battery life claim seems exaggerated, but still if you pick it up to go somewhere, it will probably be charged and last another day. Outdoor readability is simply amazing.

    After receiving the device, the software updated. I think it updated twice. My “Experimental Web Browser” turned into the “Web Browser” and the navigation improved markedly (addressing issues I read in other 1-star reviews). The web browser is still very limited and doesn’t display some web pages correctly (like the Internet Archive), and error messages still mention the “Experimental” browser. You can’t access YouTube, for example, Twitter doesn’t seem to work at all, and the New York Times is not readable.

    On books, three-level table of contents don’t work on the Kindle, although they work on Kindle for PC.

    I had a very good experience emailing a PDF document downloaded from our local Planning Commission to the Kindle. Things you send to the Kindle arrive very fast. Amazon did, however, require me to verify myself as a sender before it would deliver email attachments to the Kindle, even though my email address is on the approved senders list at Amazon. Also plugging the Kindle to a PC lets you drag and drop supported document types (notably MOBI and PDF) to the Kindle where the immediately appear in your Library. The Send to Kindle for PC app is currently broken as reported by me and others on Amazon forums.

    The device is somewhat sluggish in general with a 1-second delay for most things: swipes, scrolls and navigation. That’s certainly not something that would interfere with reading a book. There are so many different ways to navigate, that it can appear jumbled and confusing, plus the software updates I got changed everything, making me re-learn the UI. I think in the end that I will be accustomed to it and it will appear more natural.

    One severe limitation is that you cannot play audio files in general. While it supports Bluetooth headphones for books from Audible, it cannot play music or audio books in general. (I hope this is enhanced in a future software update.)

    So should you buy one of these? If you want to sit outdoors under a tree or at the beach for hours on end reading a book, a Kindle Paperwhite makes a lot of sense. The reading experience is good, it’s visually sharp and the charge lasts a long time. If you want to listen to music, or do much of anything else you can do on a phone or a tablet computer, you’re out of luck.

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  2. Joe Buckley

    This Kindle was purchased to replace a still-in-service original Paperwhite bought in Oct 2012. Its battery was starting to hold it’s charge for shorter and shorter times.

    Functionally, it still works fine, if I disregard the now-degraded battery life. I use it daily, averaging over an hour of use.

    This new Kindle is a bit of a mixed-bag.

    The return window on it has just closed, so my dithering on whether or not to return it is now moot.

    I read some feedback suggesting that the display, while higher-dot-pitch, was a bit fuzzy (due to the flush touch-screen) and seemed to be something of a fingerprint magnet. I discounted those comments before purchasing.

    I was surprised to discover that the fingerprint issue *is* a real thing and can, at times, be distracting. The slight degradation in clarity seems to be balanced off against the higher dot-pitch. This goes hand-in-hand with the flush-front design. I’d like it more without the fingerprints being so much more noticeable.

    After a month, the charge on the new unit dropped low enough for me to plug it in for a full charge. Their published battery-life estimates have always been based on what I consider very light usage levels. But certainly reasonable and easy to extrapolate battery lifetime with heavier usage.

    One of the worst parts of the Kindle experience from the beginning is the totally tone-deaf view of the readers by the software development team (or, more accurately, their management). They actively go out of their way to deny the end user the ability to customize their Kindles. Locking down the system to prevent any third-party software access. (“have [it] painted any color he wants as long as it’s black”)

    I was greatly saddened when I discovered that the current generation of the reader OS has been hardened enough to so-far stymied the developer community.

    I look forward to the day they break it. And break it hard.

    My original Paperwhite has been jailbroken/hacked/rooted/customized so I could tweak its settings. And it’s been in airplane mode for a decade. I side-load everything I read. *Nothing* goes over the air.

    I like reading with *very* little margin on the page. I already have a quarter-inch bezel on the device, I want to put more words on the page, narrowing the side margins even more than the narrowest option currently available to the native operating system. My old PW is set that way.

    I like having custom lock-screen images on my unit. I have a directory full of images in the original that get randomly shuffled and picked each time the lock screen comes up. The new unit has the original tiny collection provided by the OS that feels old after a month with no access to the storage directory.

    How difficult would it be to give access to an image directory for the end user with the desire to do so? *That* should be easy to implement. It’s not like that would be a directory full of executables.

    If someone can tickle the unit into *executing code through an image file*, then your team might want to reconsider being in the OS business.

    It also seems like the price differential between the 8GB and 16GB models has dropped since I purchased my unit only five weeks ago.

    I would probably have sprung for the extra RAM, even though I doubt it would be useful in my case unless I got into audiobooks in a big way.

    I’ve been using the blue-white light on the original reader for so long that I haven’t felt the need to go out of my way to use the ‘warm-light’ feature on the new one. I *have* set the automatic time-based adjustment feature and it is in use during nighttime reads, but it hasn’t had a noticeable impact (positive or negative) on my habitual reading. It probably does improve reading for many people, though.

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