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  • The new Kindle Paperwhite is faster and has a larger screen than the old model.

  • It also inherits the “warm light” feature from the Kindle Oasis.

  • Other than the larger screen, the new Kindle Paperwhite looks similar to the old one.

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  • The Paperwhite Signature Edition looks almost the same as the normal one, but you can see the cutout for the automatic brightness sensor on the top of the device above the screen.

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  • Take a close look at the underside of this soggy Kindle and you can spy on the e-reader’s new USB-C port.

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Amazon is giving the Kindle Paperwhite its first major update since 2018, the company announced today. The new Paperwhite lineup includes two different hardware models as well as a separate Paperwhite Kids Edition, which comes with its own cover, has ads deactivated by default and a one-year subscription to the Amazon Kids + service as well as a two-year “worry-free guarantee”. The new Kindles can be pre-ordered starting today and delivered on October 27th.

The Basic Paperwhite is probably still the best combination of features and price. For $ 140 ($ 10 more than the last generation version), you get a larger 6.8-inch screen with thinner bezels than the old Paperwhite, as well as a faster processor that is “20% faster page turns” than that old model allows. The number of LEDs used for the front light of the Paperwhite has been increased from five to 17, which means that the lighting should appear more even and more even. Like the Kindle Oasis, the new Paperwhite has a “Warm Light” option that can make the Kindle’s backlight warmer if you don’t like the standard bluish light.

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Amazon is also promising improved battery life for the new Paperwhite, but when you need to charge it, you can finally do it with a USB-C charger instead of the increasingly outdated micro-USB port used by older kindles. Like the previous Paperwhite, the new model has an IPx8 water resistance rating, 8 GB of memory, an anti-reflective coating and buttonless bezels that are flush with the device’s screen.

The 2018 Paperwhite was also available in a 32GB version for $ 160 with no further upgrades, but this year that model will be replaced by the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. The Signature Edition is more expensive at $ 190 but features an automatic brightness sensor and wireless Qi charging, making it an interesting alternative to the Kindle Oasis for $ 250 if you aren’t into the sleeker design and physical buttons interested in this model.

The $ 160 Kindle Paperwhite Kids Edition is an addition to the company’s existing $ 110 Kindle Kids model – it’s a slightly more expensive version of the regular Paperwhite for $ 140 with no ads, additional accessories and subscriptions, and one two year guarantee. The hardware itself isn’t anything special, but it’s a decent deal since removing the ads from a Kindle typically costs $ 20.

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