the Kindle Paperwhite 2 (officially, just all-new Kindle Paperwhite) finally has a display that actually lives up to its namesake – Paperwhite. sporting a what Amazon dubbed as the “most advanced e-reader display ever constructed”, the new Kindle Paperwhite’s 6″ display is now of higher contrast and has better reflectivity, resulting in whites that are whiter and blacks that are blacker, and thus making the digital pages virtually indistinguishable from a physical book. this feature should appeal to all those who loathe the grayish-blue background typical of e-ink display, but to us, if all said is true, this would be even better than printed books which tends to sway towards beige color and logically speaking, should offer more comfort for the eyes. no? aesthetically, the device looks pretty much like its predecessor and so it is safe to say that this iteration’s improvement is definitely not skin deep (but how much good is it, really depends on individuals).

other enhancements include a faster processor that allows for quicker opening of books and faster page turns, a tighter touch grid for more accurate touch response, next-generation built-in light, and a tad lighter device, weighing in at just 206 grams (7.3 ounces). other features include optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale, built-WiFi, free 3G, 2GB of onboard storage, and eight weeks of battery life. if those features doesn’t sound like much, there are few software improvements that might help to entice you further and they includes Goodreads integration, Kindle FreeTime (a parental controls and encourage-your-kids-to-read-more feature), new Vocabulary Builder, Smart Lookup, In-line Footnotes, as well as Kindle MatchBook. the Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order now for $119 for the WiFi model and $189 for the WiFi + 3G model.

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