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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite w/ Special Offers (WiFi) (3rd Gen) E-book reader
Kindle Paperwhite w/ Special Offers (WiFi) (3rd Gen)
A 6-inch e-book reader with a monochrome Carta E-ink display with a built-in light. It comes with 4GB of memory. It uses touchscreen navigation and has WiFi for buying e-books.
Description
A 6-inch e-book reader with a monochrome Carta E-ink display with a built-in light. It comes with 4GB of memory. It uses touchscreen navigation and has WiFi for buying e-books.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Readability

Readability

Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

 /  5
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

 /  5
Page turn

Page turn

Page turn is mostly a performance measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn to the next page of an e-book. It also takes into account the page turning experience and such qualities as whether or not the screen blinks while page turning, if there are dedicated page forward and back buttons, placement of those buttons and presence of a physical keyboard.

 /  5
Navigation

Navigation

Navigation includes the ability of the e-book reader to rotate to landscape and portrait mode, automatically and manually bookmark a page, search for an e-book, search through an online bookstore and the presence of an accelerometer.

 /  5
File support

File support

This is a rating of typical e-book formats supported as well as other typical file formats you may want to read on an e-book reader. The following formats are rated; EPUB, PDF, MOBI, Word documents, TXT, RTF, JPEG and GIF.

 /  5
Viewable display size

Viewable display size

Viewable display size is the size of the display screen, measured diagonally to the nearest 10th of an inch.

 /  5

About

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite w/ Special Offers (WiFi) (3rd Gen) is part of the E-book readers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, E-book readers models like the Kindle Paperwhite w/ Special Offers (WiFi) (3rd Gen) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Readability Readability is a measurement of how well the e-book reader can be viewed in various lighting conditions. E-book readers are tested in bright sunlight, a room replicating an average lit room and a dimly lit room.

Versatility Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in usefulness and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card slots, built-in memory, power and headphones jacks, touch screen, physical keyboard, WiFi, and accelerometer among other features.

Responsiveness Responsiveness is a speed measurement of how quickly an e-book reader can turn on from full off, resume from sleep, open an e-book, and transfer an e-book from a computer via USB.

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