7 Reasons Why You Should Get a Kindle Paperwhite

November 15, 2013

If you read a lot of books, then the Kindle Paperwhite is probably the most valuable tech investment that you will ever make.

Amazon has created an amazing e-reader, which trumps the competition for many solid reasons.

With the release of the Kindle Paperwhite 2013 model, Amazon has upped its game in the e-reader market. Here are 7 reasons why you should get a Kindle Paperwhite:

1. E-Ink Display

This is by far the most unique thing about Amazon’s Kindle devices. The E-Ink display is an amazing technology that uses actual ink particles behind the screen to display the text. Every time you turn a page or go to a new screen on the Kindle, there is a little flash as the particles quickly rearrange themselves to create new text.

The biggest advantage with the E-Ink display over traditional LCD displays is that there is no backlight, and the display depends on external light to make the text readable.

In a sense, the display is just like paper. You can’t read a print book without turning on the light, can you?

This also means that you can read books on the Kindle in bright sunlight. What’s more is that with the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon has introduced a unique illumination light that shines the light directly on the screen instead of from behind it.

This means that the screen glows, but doesn’t shine light directly at your face, which means that there is nearly no eye-strain.

Also, the display happens to be a touchscreen, and responds to all the usual touch responses on any other tablet, such as a swipe to turn the page. Go figure!

2. Store Thousands of Books

The Kindle Paperwhite has 2 GB of storage. That may not seem like much, but compare that to carrying around a thousand print books. Since you won’t be storing any audio or video on your Kindle Paperwhite, the storage is quite enough to carry around thousands of books.

3. Built-in Dictionary

Having a dictionary around is one of the greatest conveniences you can have when you encounter an unknown word when reading a book.

The Kindle Paperwhite makes this extremely convenient by including a built-in dictionary.

All you have to do is tap the word with your finger and the device instantly brings up a pop-up with a definition straight from the Oxford English Dictionary.

You can also add dictionaries of your choice, such as a French-English dictionary. Needless to say, this is super-convenient!

4. Faster Processor

The processor on the Kindle Paperwhite 2013 model is 25% faster than its predecessor. This means faster page turns and an overall better UI responsiveness. This is a good step forward for the Kindle. Because of the faster processor, the Kindle Paperwhite is much faster in comparison with the regular Kindle, which has a relatively slow UI and page turn.

5. Great Form Factor

The Kindle Paperwhite 2013 retains the design of last year’s model, which is a good thing. The design is amazing and the whole device is lightweight and easy to hold in the hand. It is actually much more convenient than holding a regular book, which makes the whole reading experience a whole lot better.

6. Long Battery Life


Unlike most devices of today, the Kindle Paperwhite has an amazing battery life of one week! You can carry it around on a holiday almost never needing to charge it.

Also, it supports the standard microUSB interface, which means that you can use your standard Android phone charger to charge it as well.

You don’t need to carry around a separate battery charger for it.

7. Internet Connectivity

The Kindle Paperwhite supports reading many blogs and news websites via the Internet, as long as you are connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or 3G (in the 3G model). A built-in web browser allows you to browse any website on the go.

The only disadvantage is that you can only browse the Amazon website and Wikipedia when you are connected to 3G. But 3G happens to be free on AT&T Wireless, so that’s great.

Internet connectivity on the Kindle has many benefits: you can follow links to web pages directly from any book or blog. Mobile versions of websites look very good on the Kindle Paperwhite, making for some very convenient reading.


The Kindle Paperwhite is definitely the best e-reader on the market right now for some very solid reasons. If you read a lot of books, don’t hesitate to go in for this device – it will be money well-spent!