Amazon’s New Kindle Paperwhite is Lighter, Waterproof and Doubles Down on Storage

Amazon has announced a redesign of its popular Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Launching November 7, the latest version is thinner and lighter with a highest-resolution 300 PPI display and IPX8 waterproofing so that you can read comfortably anywhere. Even by the pool or at the beach this summer.

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite comes with twice the internal storage of the previous model. Amazon says it’s for holding larger files like comics. But without a colour display, we’ll likely choose words over pictures. One of the main reasons Amazon sticks to a black and white display is so Kindle’s battery life can be measured in weeks. The new Kindle Paperwhite is priced from AUD $199.

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“Customers love the Kindle Paperwhite, and we’re excited to bring premium features—like a thinner and lighter flush-front design, additional storage and IPX8 waterproofing —to our most popular Kindle,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “With the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, it’s never been easier to get lost in a story no matter where you go.”

With a sleek, flush-front and a soft, grippable back, the new Kindle will rest comfortably in your hand. It weighs just 182g—less than half the weight of many paperback books. The six-inch, high resolution 300 PPI display features crisp, laser-quality text that reads like real paper. It also includes five LEDs and adjustable front light for a glare-free display even in direct sunlight.

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As an Amazon product, the e-reader is backed by the world’s best eBook store. There are millions of reasons to get reading. The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is priced at $199 for the 8 GB model and $249 for the 32 GB model. The 32 GB with free cellular connectivity is $369. You can pre-order a Kindle Paperwhite today for a November 7 release.

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