With an innovative design, the Kindle Paperwhite 3G is one of the thinnest eBook readers available on today’s market. It is a mere 0.47 inches thick, 5.0 inches wide and 6.5 inches tall. The eBook reader is incredibly light in your hands and makes you feel like you are holding a light notebook instead of the countless books you would actually be holding if you had physical copies of each instead of an e-version. The Kindle Paperwhite 3G offers a competitive price and provides you with a high quality eBook reader.
The screen of the Kindle Paperwhite 3G provides a high contrast that truly makes users feel as though they are reading text from a sheet of paper as opposed to a handheld computer screen. The screen has been designed to eliminate glare, so you can read inside or outside and never worry about the lighting. The screen measures 6 inches diagonally, which creates a nice book-sized page that fits comfortably in your hands.
We were thrilled with the ease that the Kindle provided for navigation and overall use. Within minutes we were able to navigate around the Kindle without error. The sliding power switch is located at the bottom of the Kindle, and sliding the button will “wake” or put the Kindle to sleep. When the Kindle turns off, or is sleeping, a screensaver will appear, and although we looked at more than 50 different screensavers, we never saw the same one twice. The screensaver was typically the cover of a book or the picture of a well known author.
In addition to reading books, you can select and read newspapers, magazines and blogs from a library supplied by the Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Like other popular choices, this eBook reader provides users with access to a store dedicated to providing materials. The Kindle Paperwhite 3G is equipped with direct access to the Kindle Store, which is where books, newspapers and magazines can be purchased and downloaded to your personal device. Amazon is proud to make the promise to their users that you can purchase and begin reading your book in less than 60 seconds, one of the fastest download times we found in eBook readers.
Amazon has created a feature that allows you to organize all of the content in your Kindle Paperwhite 3G to be exactly where you want it for fast, convenient accessibility. The organization feature is known as Collections.
Flaunting a long battery life, the Kindle Paperwhite 3G battery can last up to eight weeks on a single charge with Wi-Fi turned off. The Kindle Paperwhite 3G can be charged with a USB cable and will be fully charged in 4 hours.
There are 2GB of internal memory, which is enough to store up to 1,100 books. Imagine carrying around 1,100 books with you everywhere you go. You would never do that right? With the Kindle, now you can. There are over 1.5 million books at the Kindle Store alone for users to download and read. If you aren’t sure that you will love a book, you can download a free sample, which means you will have access to the first few chapters of a book before you decide if you are going to purchase it or not. Amazon keeps a back-up of each of your books linked to your account, so if you delete a book on accident or delete it on purpose and decide you want to read it again, you can download it again at no cost.
We are pleased that the Kindle Paperwhite 3G offers 16 different shades of grey in their E-Ink screen. We were slightly disappointed that the best eBook reader available doesn’t provide a color screen; however, our disappointment was quickly forgotten as we used the Kindle Paperwhite 3G and sat in awe admiring the detailed pictures and the screen contrast that outperforms all competitors. As we mentioned earlier, each time the Kindle turns off, or goes to sleep, a different picture appears on the screen; these pictures are very detailed and one can see the quality that Amazon has created by opting to use the 16 levels of grayscale.
Though we found the 3G slightly slow, you can’t compete with receiving free internet through the Kindle Paperwhite 3G. While other eBook readers don’t provide 3G capabilities, make you purchase Wi-Fi capabilities or limit your access to when you have an internet connection, the Kindle Paperwhite 3G provides free 3G access globally. The 3G does not require you to sign up for any plans, contracts, or monthly fees. As soon as you receive the Kindle Paperwhite 3G you're able to connect to the internet. As of yet, we have not found a place where we cannot connect to the internet.
If you enjoy reading and are always looking for your next good read, we recommend purchasing the Kindle Paperwhite 3G. The portable eBook reader has many useful features and tools that count: readability, size, ease of use, free internet, battery life, library selection and fast page turns.
The unique Paperwhite technology and long battery life make this a strong contender.
This eReader does not have removable memory or any audio.
The Kindle Paperwhite 3G is easy to use and has a one-of-a-kind screen that you can't find elsewhere.