Users who appreciated the last Paperwhite e-reader will definitely love the 2015 version a little more. The new Kindle Paperwhite comes with the same design and adopt the same high-resolution e-ink display that users have also seen in the Kindle Voyage. This new e-reader also comes with a built-in front line, but the best thing about it is that it is available at the price of previous 2013 model, 119 dollars. This price is available with the Wi-Fi version. To be mentioned that for 3G and ad-free versions the price will be a little bit higher.
So, this means that the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is almost the same e-reader, but with better screen. Compared with the Amazon Voyage, this e-reader comes packed with the same 6-inch Carta E Ink HD touchscreen display and a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch. The company declared that this is almost twice pixels bigger as the previous generation of Kindle Paperwhite.
Well, as we are used to an all e-ink screen, the main attraction on this e-reader is its energy efficiency and viewability in direct sunlight. However, having a better resolution doesn’t make a big difference compared with the previous model. Customers who are using an older Paperwhite model will probably think twice before they will upgrade to this new e-reader.
It is true, the text and images appear a big crisper and it features smaller font size, but that is not a big change for Paperwhite. However, the extra screen sharpness could be good news for those who are looking for this kind of feature, but most importantly it shows us that this product reached a maturation point. According to Amazon, the battery life on the new Paperwhite hasn’t changed and it offers to its users almost six weeks of operation on a single charge.
The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite also comes with the same 1GHz processor, 4GB of built-in memory and it uses 512MB of RAM compared with 256MB that we have found on the previous model. To be said that this e-reader doesn’t have an expansion slot for additional memory, meaning that customers can use only 4GB. This is not a bad thing, because on this amount of memory owners can store thousands of e-books.