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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd Gen, 2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2927 reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd Gen, 2013). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd Gen, 2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd Gen, 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2nd Gen, 2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite (Both 2012 and 2013 versions with 6" Display and Built-in Light) Case Cover, FYY® Ultra Slim Magnetic Smart Cover CasAmazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite (Both 2012 and 2013 versions with 6" Display and Built-in Light) Case Cover, FYY® Ultra Slim Magnetic Smart Cover Cas

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jay McGregor (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

 

Amazon's new Kindle is even better than before

Upgraded design ; Faster processor ; Incredible battery life

Internal storage questionable ; Dark spots on screen ; Poor browser

Ratings in depth With 2GB on board storage, a 212 ppi resolution, a "25% faster processor" (Amazon wasn't very forthcoming on the exact speed) and weighing in at 206 grams, the latest Paperwhite is taking aim at the higher-end of ereader specs.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

 

The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the latest eBook reader to capture the essence of the Kindle in its best form to date. If you've been wondering whether to dive in an buy a Kindle, then the 2013 Paperwhite is the model we'd recommend above all of...

Great display in all light conditions, good value for money, competitive bookstore, ecosystem that's hard to beat

Not a huge change from the 2012 model, could be higher resolution

If you've been wondering whether to dive in an buy a Kindle, then the 2013 Paperwhite is the model we'd recommend above all of the other Amazon options. The screen illumination is lovely and the touch response is fast enough to make everything happen...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: T3 Online (t3.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

 

The new Kindle Paperwhite sports a crisper screen and a night light

More responsive touchscreen ; Faster page turns ; Unrivalled library and ease of

Backlight can drain battery

Oct, 2013

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review - latest model

 

Some would argue that eReaders are outmoded, with the latest lightweight tablets being just as comfortable to hold for long periods, having higher resolution screens and also able to do a multitude of other things that an eReader can't. Many, such as...

If you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed with the latest Paperwhite but it’s worth checking out the £49 Nook GlowLight and associated book store before taking the plunge.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

 

When the William Shatner cardboard cut-outs sell out, your back-up Christmas gift should be the new and improved Kindle Paperwhite. Here's why.

Kindle Store is unbeatable ; Fantastically sharp, easy-to-read screen ; Insane battery life ; Light, comfortable to hold

Pageturn/PageFlip stutters ; Some ghosting

Still fizzing, popping and burning bright, the improved Kindle Paperwhite is the winning formula made even more impressive

Dec, 2013

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2013

 

The best ereader gets better

The 2013 Kindle Paperwhite is not all that different from the previous model, with a better processor and slightly improved screen. It’s enough to make this the tablet to buy if you’re not upgrading from the previous Paperwhite, though.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2013)

 

When we reviewed the original Kindle Paperwhite, were impressed with the reading experience. As with any E Ink screen, the Paperwhite is easy to read in bright sunlight. However, the addition of a backlight meant that you could also read it in the dark...

Still the best backlit ereader around, but the price is beginning to look steep when rivals cost less than £50. If you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed but it’s worth checking out the Nook GlowLight and associated book store before taking the...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Kindle Paperwhite : Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

 

The original Amazon Kindle eBook Reader was quickly followed by the Kindle Touch model. This version, in turn, gave way to the current Kindle offering named the Paperwhite.

My review of the Paperwhite is based on the Wi-Fi model which is the technology used when you need to connect to the Amazon Kindle Store for purchasing your choice of literature. With dimensions of 117 x 169 x 9.1mm (W x H x D) and weighing 213g, this...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Canadian Reviewer (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader

 

The dedicated eBook reader market is facing formidable competition from full-featured tablets that run a gamut of apps, offer extended functionality, HD screens and are priced just above the eBook readers.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (digitalspy.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review, the best eReader yet

 

Amazon's latest Kindle Paperwhite is its best eReader yet. It's the first time that an eReader to us has felt even remotely as responsive as a conventional tablet.

The new Kindle Paperwhite is a bit like one of Apple's 'S' upgrades. The faster processor and better edge lighting does make for a slicker experience, but one that is only marginally better than last year's device.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Colour : No
Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:1024 x 758
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Paper
Touchscreen: Yes

Features

Menu languages:German

File formats

Audio formats supported: No
Document formats supported:AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported: No

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:2 / 4
Memory capacity (e-books):1000 / 1100

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+ / EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA
Headphone Out: No
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):1344 / 1440
Battery recharge time:4

Technical Details

Menu languages:DEU

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.1
Height :16.9
Weight:206 / 214 / 215 / 222
Width:11.7