Amazon's first E-Ink eBook reader with lighting is a winner. Though the 6" display might not really be paper-white, it is the whitest and brightest E-Ink display on the market. The side-lighting does a good job of illuminating the display without loss of contrast, and the new higher resolution 1024 x 768 panel translates into sharper and smoother fonts and graphics. The Kindle Paperwhite is less than a third of an inch thick and it weighs 7.5 ounces, making it easy to hold for extended periods of time. Alas, there are no hardware page turn buttons on this touchscreen eReader and no audio capabilities whatsoever. The Paperwhite is available in WiFi and WiFi + 3G versions. It's earned our Editor's Choice award.
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