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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.
Glare-Free Carta E-Paper Capacitive Touch Display
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper and features no glare - even in bright sunlight.
Battery Only Needs to Charge Monthly
A single charge can last up to eight weeks (based on 30 min of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10).
Built-In Next Generation Light
Unlike the LED backlighting in tablets that shines in your eyes and causes eye-strain, the Kindle Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its next-gen front light. You can also adjust your screen's brightness for reading in any light.
Read Comfortably with One Hand
Thinner than a pencil and weighing only 7.3 oz, the Paperwhite's compact and lightweight design makes it easy to comfortably hold in one hand for long reading sessions.
Paperwhite Is a Dedicated eReader with No Distractions
Kindle Paperwhite is purposely designed as a dedicated eReader. Indulge your love of reading without worrying about interruptions like email alerts or text messages.
Whiter Background Screen & Darker Text
This Kindle Paperwhite model features a high-resolution display with whiter screen and darker text than its predecessor. This contrast creates sharp, clear text that's easy to read. The high-res display also supports a larger variety of typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino. Plus, all fonts on the Paperwhite have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for better readability and comfort.
Flip Through Pages without Losing Your Place
The Paperwhite's innovative Page Flip feature lets you skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.
Fast & Easy Page Turns
The Paperwhite's processor is 25% faster than its predecessor. Books open and pages turn faster for a more seamless experience. It also uses improved capacitive touch technology that responds more accurately to smallest touches.
You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You'll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.
Take & Share Notes
Add margin notes that you can edit, delete or even export from the Paperwhite to your computer. You can also share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook and Twitter, as well as see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.
Look Up Information Instantly
The Paperwhite's Smart Lookup feature integrates entries from The New Oxford American Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.
Explore Your Books with X-Ray
Use the exclusive Kindle X-Ray function to see all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest. Simply press and hold the name to zoom in on a character's bio.
Adjust Text Size
Design your own reading experience by increasing the text size to suit you. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Carry a Library with You
Kindle Paperwhite holds up to 1100 books, which means that you'll be able to keep a huge digital library with you at all times - wherever you go.
Enhance Your Vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to the built-in Vocabulary Builder so that later, you can expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. To improve your vocabulary, you can swipe through your stored words, quiz yourself with flashcards and instantly see those words in context.
Organize Your Books
As your collection grows, use Cloud Collections to arrange titles in custom categories and see your collections on your other Kindle devices and reading apps.
With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without changing your page or losing your place in the book.
Read More Efficiently with Time to Read
The Time to Read function manages your reading speed, so you can see at a glance how long it will take you to finish a chapter or book. Your reading speed is updated frequently and it will change as your reading habits change. Time to Read makes it easy for you to decide if you should finish the chapter you're reading and when to start a new chapter.
Share with Friends on Goodreads
The popular Goodreads Kindle eReading community features over 20 million other readers. Check what other people are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Wi-Fi is required to use this feature.
Pick Up Where You Left Off
Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page location, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.
Encourage kids to read even more with FreeTime for the Kindle Paperwhite. FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges that keep track of their personal reading accomplishments. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books read
Never Be Without a Book
Browse the Kindle Store's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading your next book in seconds. Fast wireless connectivity delivers books in less than 60 seconds - no computer required.
Translate Passages Instantly
Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into another language. Options for translation include Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator.
Low Book Prices
Over a million titles are priced at $4.99 or less. Over 1,700,000 titles are $9.99 or less.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99 or free.
Choose from a Large Selection
Choose from millions of books, newspapers and magazines, including best sellers, Kindle Singles and more.
Exclusive Kindle Titles
There are over 400,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch and Clive Barker.
Free Books in the Public Domain
Millions of titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice, are available for free.
Find Your Favorite Magazines & Newspapers
Shop and subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers, such as Newsweek and The New Yorker from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale.
Free Book Samples
Download and read the beginning of a book for free before you decide to buy.
Get Personalized Recommendations
Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store matches their best recommendations to your personal reading habits.
New titles and archived items are a simple connection away. Connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road.
Borrow From Your Public Library
You can borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading them right away.
Connect Free at AT&T Hotspots
Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.
Lend Your Books
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for up to 14 days.
Discover Great Books with Goodreads
Find a new favorite with Goodreads on Kindle. The integrated experience makes it easier than ever to connect and share great reads with friends. Goodreads on Kindle is only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Read on Your Smartphone, Tablet or Computer
For those times when you don't have your Kindle with you, just download the Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet, or computer to read your Kindle books.
Never Lose Your Place
Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book, so you can seamlessly switch between your Kindle and the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet or computer without ever losing your place.
Kindle in the Classroom
The same great features that help adults lose themselves in a book on Kindle Paperwhite translate seamlessly to the classroom, engaging children and encouraging their interest in reading. Schools can centrally manage Kindle devices and send eBooks to students with Whispercast.
Encourage a Love of Reading
Kindle Paperwhite is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle Paperwhite, they can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary and increase the font size for easier reading. They can read thousands of books for free, including classics like Treasure Island and eBooks from your local library. And they can easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.
Help Kids Expand Their Vocabulary
Kindle Paperwhite makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where kids can quiz themselves with flashcards to reinforce word retention.
Official eReader of the National PTA
Kindle and the National PTA are working together to help families get more involved in their children's reading and enhance their emerging interest in books. In support of this mission, the PTA Family Reading Experience program, which is powered by Kindle, is available to local PTAs around the United States.
Encourage kids to read even more with FreeTime for Kindle Paperwhite. FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their goals. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned and books read.
Auto Wake & Sleep with Optional Cover
With the optional Kindle Paperwhite Cover (sold separately), your Kindle Paperwhite automatically wakes upon opening and returns to sleep model when closed.
Customize to Your Language
Kindle Paperwhite can be used in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. You can easily select the language that you are most comfortable with, and enjoy instant dictionary lookups in any of these languages.
Re-Download Lost eBooks for Free at Any Time
Your entire Kindle library is automatically backed up for free in the cloud so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Carry & Read Personal Documents
Email documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to Kindle Paperwhite using the Send to Kindle feature.
Follow Along with Page Numbers
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
Kindle Paperwhite's experimental web browser is based on WebKit. It's easy to find the information you're looking for right from your Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle Paperwhite enables you to connect to the Kindle Store and access Wikipedia, all over Wi-Fi.
Organize Your Library
Organize your Kindle library into customized collections or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier.
Read Children's Books & Comics
Kindle Paperwhite supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
You'll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle. Offers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen while not in use - they don't interrupt reading.