Australian Review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) – The e-reader to get

The 2015 update to Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite takes a good thing and makes it better. If you're after an e-reader, the Paperwhite should be at the top of your list.

The 2015 Paperwhite's big drawcard is a brand new screen, boasting a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch (ppi); if you want to get technical, that's equivalent to the resolution books are printed. The bump in resolution provides a sharper reading experience and means you won't see jagged edges or obvious pixels or letters – it's almost like reading a book.

The new Paperwhite is missing a few features from the high-end Kindle Voyage, but none of these are essential. Haptic buttons for page turning and an automatically adjusting light are both gone; while these were nice to have, I can quite happily live without them. The Voyage's light is also a little bit brighter, but not the point where the new Paperwhite seems dull; I personally found the maximum brightness a little too bright anyway, I preferred to keep mine at around 75%. 

Weighing just over 200g, the Paperwhite is light enough and comfortable to hold one-handed during periods of extended usage. The plastic on the device's rear has a somewhat velvety feel to it, but is a massive fingerprint magnet. 

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