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Review of Kindle Paperwhite

Very Good
4.30 stars
Price Range
Reviewed on: December 01, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • Great contrast and resolution for text
  • Unique lighting system that allows reading in bright or low light
  • Looks and feels similar to real paper
  • Feels very solid in hands
  • Typing and navigating menus are more natural than the Kindle keyboard
  • Very little eye strain
  • Excellent battery life
  • Small dark spots at the edges of the screen
  • No dedicated page turning buttons
  • Does not offer text-to-speech capabilities
  • No headphone jack or speaker

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Kindle Paperwhite. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $119-$199.

Kindle Paperwhite is an impressive e-reader that is compact and features an excellent user interface. It delivers clear, crisp text and images with no glare. The high resolution and contrast makes the text create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading. 

The new, time to read feature uses reader's reading speed to let them know when they will finish the chapter. Battery life is awesome and it can last up to 8 weeks based on light and wireless usage. The texture of the screen gives the look and feel of real paper. It is good for long reading hours without straining eyes.

Some users do not like that the Kindle Paperwhite does not have speakers and headphone jack, which means that it cannot play digital music, audiobooks or use text-to-speech technology. Users also complain about the light banding on the bottom of the screen which is visible in a dark room. Amazon seemed to have some quality control problems with the product but they took care of replacing defective units very efficiently.

Overall, the Kindle Paperwhite is an ideal and dedicated Ebook Reader, not letting users get distracted by the options in a regular tablet. Measuring 6 inches diagonally, it has an improved resolution, contrast and illumination, aiming for the most paper-like reading experience in comparison to the other e-readers available.

User Voice

Cluster Help
Review Group #: 1
(4.00 stars)
25 Reviews
The touch screen works really well Shadows at the bottom of screen are visible in dark settings
Review Group #: 2
(5.00 stars)
11 Reviews
Easy to read in a dark room Touch screen is easy to navigate
Review Group #: 3
(4.50 stars)
11 Reviews
Text is crisp and beautiful There are visible dark smudges at the bottom of the screen
Review Group #: 4
(2.50 stars)
15 Reviews
Poor quality control as too many units seem to be bad Amazon customer service is good in handling replacement units
Review Group #: 5
(4.50 stars)
17 Reviews
Users love the time left feature for chapters and book Book description and author information is handy
Review Group #: 6
(3.00 stars)
18 Reviews
Some users report problems with screen Users dont't like that half of screen is filled with Amazon's recommendation
Review Group #: 7
(4.50 stars)
22 Reviews
The touch screen is responsive Some users want to see the buttons for turning pages
Review Group #: 8
(4.50 stars)
24 Reviews
Home screen providing book covers is nice feature Pages turn faster compared to other models

Where to Buy

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Amazon$199.003G Model without special offers

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