Pros Having a built in light is nice.
amazon has great customer service
Cons Battery drain
amazon often replaces the new version with refurbished (not cool)
Summary Buy a different ereader other than the Kindle Paperwhite. Save yourself time, stress, and money.
Pros I like to read in bed at night without having to turn the lights on. I also have the keyboard Kindle with the lighted cover, but it does not light up the whole page. The Paperwhite Kindle lights up the entire reading surface.
Cons None! I have not found a single thing I DON'T like about the Paperwhite!
Summary I absolutely love this device. I also really love the X-Ray feature - when a lot of characters are in a book, I will sometimes need to refresh my memory about who they are - the X-ray lets me do this instantly. I am a tech geek, so in addition to the three Kindles, I also have the B&N Color Nook and the HP Touchpad. I use the Touchpad only for books with photos and recipes. I never bother to use the Nook as a reader - I just play games on that one and check my email and stocks. For reading books, I only use the Kindles - and I never leave the house without one in my purse. I am thinking about getting the large HD Kindle Fire to handle tasks neither the Nook or the Touchpad can deal with.
Pros Its very easy to use and easy to read too.
Cons Just remember to turn off airplane mode when you're not on an airplane, and stay away from the bottom right corner if you're reading a magazine.
Pros Lightweight, perfect for carrying in most ladies purses and certainly easy for long distance travel reading. The ability to adjust the lighting is wonderful and easy. It's great....
Cons No adapter for charging unless it is plugged into another USB port. Bomber!!
Summary Buy one for yourself! If you're an avid reader, you'll love it.
"Not too shabby"on by cmfryer
Pros Light weight and easy on the eyes. Easy to hold and navigate with one hand.
Cons Texture of the screen is annoying. Flicker between page turns. Annoying looking icons.
Summary It's probably the best reader for people that only want a device for reading. I have both an iPad 3 and iPad mini and prefer the iPad mini over the Kindle Paperwhite and the iPad 3. If I am going to buy a device I want to be able to do multiple things on it. I'm a User Experience designer so I realize that my review is a bit nit picky but I love the iBooks highlight experience because its fast and easy verses having to drag on the content and then tap "Highlight" on the Paperwhite. If I didn't have an iPad Mini this would probably be my device of choice for reading.