Yours reviews the latest model of the Kindle Paperwhite

Yours reviews the latest model of the Kindle Paperwhite

Book-lovers will find this new Kindle is the closest thing yet to a 'real' book! Read on to find out how!

Yours Verdict

Price: £109.99
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

I am a bookworm and often say I’d never give up the look and feel of a proper book for the ‘unreal’ experience of reading on a Kindle, so I was keen to find out if the new Paperwhite would tempt me away from my bookcase!

What Amazon says…

We introduce the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, updating its most popular and best-selling Kindle with the highest resolution Paperwhite display, the exclusive Kindle font Bookerly, and a new typesetting engine for more beautiful pages. Meet the new Kindle Paperwhite at

You’ll find…

  • A new 300 ppi display—unsurpassed resolution with twice the pixels for print-quality text and images 
  • All-new typography and layout features help you read faster with less eyestrain – the new Bookerly has been specially developed for digital reading

What our tester thought…

It's no exaggeration to say I loved the Kindle Paperwhite.

I’d previously owned a Kindle Fire, which I didn’t get on with, due to its weight and the glare from the screen, which made it really hard on my eyes.

As with all the Kindles, books are downloaded via the Amazon Kindle app (you will need a wi-fi connection). I already have an Amazon account, so all I had to do was log in to that and follow the set-up instructions. There is no separate user manuaI, but once you’ve charged it up and turned it on the Kindle tells you exactly what to do to get going. It only took an hour to charge and the battery lasts for weeks.

The books were easy to download and I liked the search facility, so I could access all my favourite authors, not just the ones recommended on the Home screen. But best of all was the new Bookerly font – it really did seem to be easier on my eyes, whether I was reading in daylight or in a dark room.

In my view, the Kindle is best when it’s doing the job it was created for, as a library of books, not when, as per the Kindle Fire, it is trying to be all things to all people as an internet-ready tablet.

If you love books and like to have a choice to hand when you’re on the move, the Paperwhite is a worthwhile investment!