The Kindle Paperwhite 6" eReader (2013) features a slim, lightweight design and an anti-glare, 6" Carta e-paper display with capacitive touch control and next-generation built-in light. Its battery lasts for up to 8 weeks and it offers access to thousands of books from a variety of sources. The Paperwhite's high-resolution display provides 212 ppi and it offers more contrast than previous Kindle models. The Paperwhite also has a 25% faster processor that allows you to open books and turn pages faster than you could on older Kindle eReaders.
Besides the obvious advantage that you can carry up to 1100 books with you at all times, the Paperwhite offers several other useful features that make reading more fulfilling. If you don't know a word, just tap on it and a definition will appear. You can access footnotes easier as well. Just tap on each footnote and it appears on the page. The Paperwhite comes with an exclusive X-Ray function as well, which you can use to learn about themes, characters and relevant information throughout a book.
The Paperwhite also includes features for kids. You can create FreeTime profiles personalized for kids. Their reading accomplishments are rewarded with achievement badges and a progress report lets parents stay abreast of what their kids are reading, how much time they spent reading, and what words they've looked up. The Paperwhite's other features include access to free books, personalized recommendations, and fast Wi-Fi connectivity so you can download books without ever needing to connect the Paperwhite to a computer.