Kindle Paperwhite
The Kindle Paperwhite has been called the "best e-book reader" for the money, offering a terrific reading experience for an affordable price of US$ 119. The recently released 2015 Kindle Paperwhite has drawn even more raves, with a high-res screen and a longer-lasting battery for the same old price.

Like the Voyage, the new Paperwhite uses a six-inch Carta E Ink touch screen, with a resolution of 1,448 by 1,072 and 300 pixels per inch. Simply put, the display is terrific.

The new Kindle Paperwhite was also released with a new font. Which may not seem all that exciting. But the font, Bookerly, was designed specifically for Amazon for reading on digital screens, with improvements over the old standard font used on Kindles (Caecilia) in terms of text justification, image positioning, consistent paragraph breaks, easier-to-use footnotes, and "kerning," which is the technical term describing the spacing between letter pairs.

Now, Engadget has just reported, Bookerly is being expanded for use on a wide range of Kindles, including previous generation Kindle Paperwhites, as well as the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Touch, and the seventh-generation base Kindle.

The new font should automatically download to the device the next time users are connected to the Internet—assuming their Amazon e-reader is eligible for the upgrade, of course.

It is worth that aside from the standard Wi-Fi-only model costs which cost US 119, there are a couple of different versions of the Paperwhite available. A version with 3G wireless connectivity—so users can download books any time, without the need for Wi-Fi—boosts the price to US$ 189 with ads and US$ 209 without.

The 3G version of the new Paperwhite weighs 7.2 ounces and measures 6.7 by 4.6 by 0.4 inches (HWD). Placing it in a case will add to that, but the Paperwhite never felt too heavy or uncomfortable to read. The power port is still on the bottom, alongside an LED charging indicator and the Power button. Once again, there is no headphone jack, because audiobook support is not available.

Unfortunately, Amazon has yet to make its Kindle lineup waterproof, something that the Kobo Glo HD and the Kobo Aura H2O can boast. It would be great to take the new Paperwhite in the tub or to the beach, but the lack of water resistance is by no means a deal breaker here.

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