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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 1 (5th Gen) 6" 2GB WiFi & Built-in Light eBook Reader

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The perfect alternative to carrying around your favourite book or books, a simple concept but executed so well.
 
We love that with the Kindle you can load up to 1,100 books so there really is no need to make difficult decisions about which books to take and which to leave behind.
 
Manufacturer Description
 
Paperwhite - the ultimate reading experience
 
Store and read more books that you could ever imagine of the reinvented 212ppi E Ink Pearl screen with frontlight. 
 
The frontlight illuminates evenly and is kind on the eyes so you become truely engrosed by your favourite fiction writer or learn with fact based books. 
 
First-Ever Paperwhite Display
 
Unsurpassed Resolution
The Paperwhite display offers 62% more pixels, and renders exceptionally sharp, clear text and images.
 
Innovative Built-in Light
Paperwhite guides light towards the display from above instead of projecting it out at your eyes like back-lit displays, thereby reducing screen fatigue.
 
You can adjust your screen's brightness to create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading.
 
Read Anywhere
 
Perfect for the beach - Read in Bright Sunlight with No Glare
Kindle Paperwhite has a matte screen that reflects light like ordinary paper so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room with no glare.
 
Perfect for bed - Read at Night
With Kindle Paperwhite, reading in bed just got better. The patented built-in light illuminates the screen, not the entire room, so you won't disturb your partner when you can't put your book down at night.
 
Patented Built-in Light
 
Perfectly Balanced Whiteness
The Kindle Paperwhite has been worked on for over two years to perfect the uniformity of the built-in light, flattening out a fibre optic cable into a sheet, and nanoimprinting to ensure perfectly even distribution of light.
 
The design uses nanoscale optical diffractive patterns to enable tight control over the direction of the light. Enjoy reading with exceptional lighting uniformity and evenly balanced whiteness across the entire display.
 
Adjustable Brightness
Your eyes adapt to the amount of light around you, so you'll prefer dimmer light when reading in a dark setting and brighter light when reading in well-lit surroundings.
 
You can adjust the brightness of Kindle Paperwhite across a wide spectrum, from low light to full brightness, so you can read comfortably in any setting.
 
Power Efficient
Because the patented technology enables fine-grain control over where the light is diffused, Kindle Paperwhite uses low-power LEDs, requiring very little power to evenly illuminate the entire screen.
 
All The Books You Love
 
Massive Selection
Over 2 million books, newspapers, and magazines, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
 
Free Books in the Public Domain
More than one million free books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island are available.
 
Free Book Samples
Download and read samples for free before you decide to buy.
 
Buy Once, Read Everywhere
Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Windows Phone 7, Mac, or PC with our free Kindle Reading Apps.
 
Low Book Prices
Prices checked every day to make sure Amazon Kindle prices are the lowest of any ebook store in the UK. Compare the book prices, you'll like what you find.
 
Kindle Owners' Lending Library
With an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle device owners can choose from more than 300,000 books to borrow for free, as frequently as one book per month, with no due dates, including current and former top sellers in the Amazon Kindle Store and all 7 Harry Potter books.
 
Exclusive Kindle Titles
Over 300,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Michael Ridpath and Phil Rickman.
 
Features
 
Holds Up to 1,100 Books
You'll never have to leave your favourite titles behind. With Kindle Paperwhite, you can keep your entire library at hand wherever you go.
 
Built-In Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite connects easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road for quick, convenient access to books and content anywhere you can access Wi-Fi.
 
Lighter Than a Paperback
Weighing only 213 grams, Kindle Paperwhite weighs less than a typical paperback.
 
Books in Under 60 Seconds
Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds. The fast, free wireless delivers books fast, no computer required to download content.
 
Designed With Readers In Mind
 
X-Ray
Exclusive on Kindle, explore the "bones of the Book". With a single tap, see all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest.
 
Adjustable Text Sizes
Design your own perfect reading experience by customising the text size to suit your tastes and reading comfort. Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
 
Hand-Tuned Fonts
All six fonts on Kindle Paperwhite have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort. Higher resolution allows for unprecedented sharpness.
 
The new high-resolution display allows for elegant typeface options including Baskerville and Palatino.
 
Real Page Numbers
Amazon matched the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding "real" page number.
 
Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class. Available on tens of thousands of our most popular Kindle books.
 
Page numbers are displayed when you push the menu button.
 
Read with One Hand
Lighter than a paperback, you can comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in either hand for long reading sessions without fatigue or discomfort.
 
Fast, Easy Page Turns
EasyReach tap zones on Kindle Paperwhite's responsive touchscreen let you tap lightly to turn pages.
 
No need to swipe or use two hands for fast, seamless page turns.
 
Free Library Backup
Automatically back up your entire Kindle library in the cloud so there's never a worry about losing your books.
 
Organise Your Library
Organise your Kindle library into customised collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for.
 
You can add an item to multiple collections to make organising and finding titles even easier.
 
Time to Read
Time to Read is a new feature for Kindle Paperwhite that helps you know how long it will take to finish a chapter or book.
 
Time to Read is personalised based on your reading speed and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change.
 
With Time to Read, it's never been easier to decide when to start a new chapter or finish the chapter you're reading.
 
Built-In Dictionary with Instant Lookup
Kindle Paperwhite includes The New Oxford English Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Instantly look up the definition without ever leaving the book.
 
Instant Translations
Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator.
 
Global Language Support
Kindle Paperwhite supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favourite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Kindle Paperwhite also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin, and Greek scripts, and provides free access to several international dictionaries.
 
Carry and Read Personal Documents
Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. E-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format.
 
Supports Children's Books and Comics
Kindle Paperwhite supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.

Display Amazon's 6" E Ink Pearl Paperwhite display with patented built-in light, 212 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
 
Size 169 x 117 x 9.1 mm
 
Weight 213 grams
System Requirements None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
 
On-Device Storage 2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books
 
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
 
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
 
Content Formats Supported Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
 
Included in the Box Kindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 Charging Cable

Our Expert review of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 1 (5th Gen)

What would you use it for?

Not to dress it up as something it’s not, the Kindle is a brilliant alternative to carrying around all your favourite books. They can be kept in one place for instant access.

What’s good about it?

A simple concept but executed so well. We love that with the Kindle you can load up to 1,100 books so there really is no need to make difficult decisions about which books to take and which to leave behind. Imagine a really well thought out concept badly executed with a poor quality screen! Thankfully this isn’t the case as this kindle has an E Ink paperwhite display which makes the text crisp and clear. 

Are there any drawbacks?

You don’t have to charge a book do you?! On a very short list of drawbacks that we could come up with, perhaps the fact that the Paperwhite 1 needs a charge every once in a blue moon. Also, if you really love the feel of turning the page of a book, you won’t get the same feeling with a Kindle. If 2GB storage doesn't feel like enough we do also have the Kindle Paperwhite 2 6th Gen with twice the storage and a better display.

Are there alternative products available?

Yes there are loads of eReaders available from different manufacturers. Amazon seems to have cornered the market though, but the quality is exceptional. 

Great value, very versatile,
As my first e-reader I was impressed by the clarity of the print and the ease of use. Great gadget to take on holiday etc. Got to convince my wife to use it now (she prefers the feel of a book).

Good Value Kindle,
This is a basic Kindle Paperwhite (just one button, not water-proof - funtionality I don't need) and even with postage it's less than half the original price! It is lighter and much better for reading than my cheap Kindle Fire. I can now access those heavy tomes (e.g. Hilary Mantell's magna opera) and all the free classics from Project Gutenberg.org that I cannot hold open even in paperback.

Kindle Paperwhite,
Excellent reading tool. Not easy to find settings and adjustments. A short user manual would be useful to many.

Kindle Paperwhite,
Excellent reading tool. Not easy to find settings and adjustments. A short user manual would be useful to many.

Our price £39.95
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 1 (5th Gen) 6 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 1 (5th Gen) 6" 2GB WiFi & Built-in Light eBook Reader
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Condition: Refurbished / Grade A1 | Warranty: 3 Months warranty
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