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 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 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
By T3 on October 25, 2013
The improvements are small, but significant enough to make this the best Kindle yet and the best ereader around. If you already have a Kindle 4 or below, it's probably worth upgrading for the bonus of that night light. If you have last year's Kindle Paperwhite, however, we suggest you save your pennies.100
By PC Advisor on October 24, 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...80
By TechRadar on October 21, 2013
It might not let you to visit Facebook, send Tweets, watch YouTube, or download the latest Kanye West album, but it displays ebooks, and in the absolute best manner possible. If that's all you're looking for, you can't go wrong with the Paperwhite.90
By Computer Shopper on October 15, 2013
Today’s top-choice e-reader, the 2013 Paperwhite refines last year’s winning hardware, backed by the strongest and most perk-packed e-book ecosystem out there....90
By PC Pro on October 14, 2013
A small clutch of worthwhile improvements ensures the Paperwhite remains the best ebook reader on the...83
By Macworld Australia on October 13, 2013
Last year the finally gave ebook readers what they’d been asking Amazon about for years: a Kindle that could be read in the dark without clipping on a book light. It was a good product, but early adopters complained that the screen lighting was a...90
By CNET Australia on October 09, 2013
While the all-new Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently...89
By itproportal.com on October 09, 2013
The Kindle Paperwhite 2013 is our new favourite eBook reader – it's quite simply the best on the market. The one caveat is that the 3G version isn't so hot, as it's disappointingly expensive at £60 more than the base Wi-Fi model....90