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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
  • Size

    6 in

  • Resolution

    1024x768 pixels

  • Storage capacity

    2 GB

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Light scale levels (Built-in light)




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6 in

Battery life

8 week(s)

3G connectivity (Version 3G)


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Extended storage


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Amazon Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers $99.99 Free shipping $99.99 $99.99
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 6th) $209.00 Free shipping $209.00 $209.00
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 7th) $209.99 Free shipping $209.99 $209.99

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Expert Reviews

The built-in backlight of the original Kindle Paperwhite was a fantastic addition, making it a lot easier and more comfortable to read eBooks. A year...

Expert Reviews

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The Verge

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Technical specifications

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has several versions, you will find the features of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite version then on the (3G) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

Available Yes
Release date (US) October 2012
Street Price (US) 139 $
Released (FR) November 2012
Street price (EUR) 129 €
Colors Black
Type E-ink Pearl
Resolution 1024x768 pixels
Size 6 in
Touchscreen Yes
Stylus No
Gray scale levels 16
PPI 212
Built-in light Yes
Light scale levels 24
Landscape mode Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
3G connectivity No
USB type Micro-USB
USB version 2.0
3.5mm audio jack No
Bluetooth No
Digital Camera No
Battery life 8 week(s)
Charging time 4 h
Size and weight
117 in
9.1 in
169 in
213 oz
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Height 169 in
Width 117 in
Thickness 9.1 in
Weight 213 oz
Storage capacity 2 GB
Extended storage No
Supported book formats AZW (Kindle)
AZW3 (Kindle)
Supported text formats DOC
Supported image formats BMP
Fonts number 6
Font sizes number 8
Dictionary Yes
Dictionary languages French
Translator Yes
Web browser Yes
PDF Reflow No
Street Price (US) 199 $
Street price (EUR) 189 €
3G connectivity Yes
Size and weight
Weight 222 oz

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