Amazon spent 3 years developing a way to evenly distribute light over their 6 inch multi-touch display, resulting in it's new front-lit screen. The result is as pleasing and gentle as reading by lamplight.
At 0.3 inches thick and weighing less than 8.7 ounces, the Kindle Paperwhite weighs less than a paperback book and is as thin as a pencil. No more arm straining to keep your book above water.
Built in Wi-Fi lets you start building your library anywhere with a wireless connection, holding up to 1,100 books, with most downloadable in less than a minute. Amazon saves all of your purchases online and keeps all your devices synced through Whispersync technology.
Every aspect of the Kindle Paperwhite was engineered to create distraction-free reading, and the battery life is no exception. With normal use, the Paperwhite only needs to be recharged every 8 weeks with the included USB cable.
To further enhance your reading experience, the Kindle Paperwhite allows you to customize your display with adjustable text sizes and font selections. Highlight and clip favorite passages, take notes, track your reading progress, search words and phrases, gain insight on topics of interest, and share your favorite reads with friends.
Millions of books are now available for E-readers, including 180,000 that are exclusive to Kindle owners. Borrow any of 270,000 books for free through the Amazon Prime Lending Library, download newspapers and magazines, and email yourself personal documents and PDF's.
Designed with kids in mind, the Kindle Paperwhite includes special features such as Text Pop-Up for children's books, parental controls, games, and the ability to read comics panel by panel.
For more info, please read the Kindle User's Guide