I’ve owned a Kindle Paperwhite ereader for about 5 months now and I’m in love. I’ve increased the amount I read by one million percent, yea, that’s pretty scientific.



PROS

  • Read more (on average Kindle owner’s do)
  • Highlight passage, saved in one location “My Clippings”
  • Send-to-Kindle function for web articles and blogs
  • Small
  • NOT back-lit display and no glare screen
  • Battery life (measured in months, not hours)
  • Kindle books are cheaper, classics are free
  • Save Trees – no more dusty library shelves, less baggage
  • Measure’s reading speed, let’s you know how much time left in chapter/book
  • Built-in dictionary, touch a word you don’t know, then know it, BOOM

CONS

  • Touch-screen reacts slowly
  • some obscure books are not available as ebooks

The Paperwhite is only $119 and stood out against the competition, like the Nook, for all these reasons.

Why an eReader over a tablet?

I do not own a tablet, and probably never will, so I am a little biased. An eReader, like the Paperwhite, is meant for one thing: READING. I do not want the distractions a tablet provides of the internet or Facebook when I sit down to read. Having a dedicated eReader helps keep that priority in check!

Want to check the internet? Use your smartphone or a computer. I have never been in a situation where I said to myself “If only I had a tablet right now…”

Battery life is much better on an ereader than tablets and the Paperwhite is not backlit like a tablet so it won’t destroy your eyes. If all that doesn’t convince you, the Kindle Paperwhite is a fraction of the cost of tablets!

 

I will be reviewing the books I’ve been reading, so sign up with your email address in the sidebar to be notified of new posts.

If you need ideas on books to read now, check out these two guys: Ryan Holiday and Julien Smith.

On a scale from 1-10, here is my final score for the Kindle Paperwhite:

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