Kindle Paperwhite has been one of the best e-readers out there, but the Kindle Paperwhite 2 moves the boundaries even further. Now, when something is perfect, there is usually no need to tamper with it and Kindle Paperwhite was considered pretty perfect, what with its long lasting battery, Wi-Fi and 3G, taking and sharing notes, loads of books from Amazon and the glare-free display that allows you to enjoy your favorite literature wonders even in direct sunlight.
But this enhanced version features higher contrast which gives you the feeling you are reading an actual paper book; the processor is faster and the touch response is more accurate; if you need recommendations about the books you might like, you can get it through social integration via Goodreads where like-minded readers can suggest which books to choose; it is light and thin enough that it can be held in one hand; the screen is lit from the front making it a lot easier to read in the dark without putting strain on your eyes; the new feature is also flipping through pages and chapters without losing your place; looking up words is improved via X-Ray and Wikipedia and there is all new vocabulary builder that automatically adds the words you looked up enhanced with flashcards and context sentences for those words and so much more.
The display is Amazon’s 6″ Paperwhite with exclusive Carta e-paper technology and next-generation built-in light, 212 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale and the Kindle Paperwhite 2 can store up to 1,100 books on its internal storage, but also provides free cloud storage for Amazon content and all this is put in a 6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36″ (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm) package that weighs only 7.6 ounces (215 grams).
E-readers have come a long way, but it is not likely that some will soon put a shade over the Kindle Paperwhite 2.
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