If you're looking for a dedicated e-book reader for a holiday gift, or for your own reading pleasure, check out CNET's picks for the very best options out right now.
Amazon's e-reader with an integrated light may not be perfect, but if you read a lot at night or in bed, this is the Kindle you want.
- Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 3 user reviews
Starting at: $119.00
The good: The Kindle Paperwhite boasts the best screen we've seen to date on an e-ink e-reader. The built-in light is great for nighttime reading, and the touch screen is a notch above the competition. Amazon's e-book selection remains best in class. Battery life is excellent so long as you turn Wi-Fi off.
The bad: It could be a tad lighter, an AC adapter isn't included (just a Micro-USB cable for charging), and there's no memory expansion slot. The ad-free version costs $20 more.
The bottom line: With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack.
October 31, 2012 9:38 PM PDT
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| Caption by: David Carnoy
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