Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2013
Best display illumination among e-readers.
Industry-leading synthesis of content and commerce.
Larger bottom bezel is easier to hold.
Smooth but grippy back surface.
Faster processor, more responsive touch screen.
Better integrated light that's brighter and whiter and displays more evenly across the screen.
Faster allaround performance over last year's model.
Still the best ebook store and overall ecosystem in the business.
No physical light button.
Lacks SD slot.
Lacks AC adapter.
No ePub support.
Device hasn't gotten smaller or significantly lighter since last year.
The ad-free version costs $20 more.
No headphone jack.
Lacks support for audiobooks and EPUB.
By Engadget on January 17, 2014
The new Paperwhite doesn't represent a huge change over last year's version, but even so, a few tweaks have made a great reader even...93
By Pocket-lint on December 19, 2013
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...100
By Stuff.tv on December 17, 2013
Scoring perfect 10s, the 2013 Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader we've ever used. True, that's almost by default on account of it being simply a slightly better version of last year's Paperwhite, but that shouldn't detract from its...100
By Digital Trends on December 07, 2013
The Kindle Paperwhite isn't a huge upgrade from the first generation, and it didn't need to be. Amazon improved on all of the issues that critics called out last year, and added some great software features on top of that. The high-quality...70
By Expert Reviews on November 22, 2013
Faster, with better contrast, the Paperwhite remains the ultimate eBook...100
By PCMag on November 21, 2013
Amazon rewrites the Kindle again, and the result is a refined ebook reader with more speed, polish, and bright, even edge lighting. The Kindle Paperwhite sets the bar high for the competition.90
By DigitalVersus on November 20, 2013
The new Kindle Paperwhite has all the same advantages as the first one (good touch interactions, a responsive, even better-lit screen and a rich ecosystem...), but Amazon's extensive offer notwithstanding, it would still be nice to have a more open...80
By TechRadar on November 19, 2013
The 6th generation Kindle Paperwhite is the best Kindle yet, it's the most cost effective ereader on the market at £109 (in this spec range) and it easily beats the Kobo Aura on performance and design. Although the specifications aren't the...90
By Benchmark Reviews on November 15, 2013
The first Amazon Kindle was released in November 2007. Since that time, Amazon has continued to work to provide readers with a great e-book experience. With it's lightweight design, lighted screen and adjustable fonts the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is...85
By TrustedReviews on November 14, 2013
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.90