Kindle Paperwhite Kindle Paperwhite is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router set up in your home. If you do not have Wi-Fi set up at home, Kindle Paperwhite 3G may be a better option – 3G connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere.
Kindle Paperwhite 3G
Kindle Paperwhite 3G is the easiest option because there is no wireless setup – you are ready to shop, purchase, and read right out of the box. Built-in free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments – Amazon pays for Kindle Paperwhite 3G wireless connectivity. The added convenience of 3G enables you to download books anytime, anywhere, without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. Your Kindle may use wireless connectivity to make other services available, such as wireless delivery of personal documents, which may require an additional charge.
With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, Kindle Paperwhite 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you’re relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac.
For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions. To avoid any charges, you can always download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB or a Wi-Fi connection.
Screen size (diagonal)
Web browser, Dictionary
802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Kindle Paperwhite Technical Details
Amazon’s 6″ Paperwhite display with patented built-in light, 212 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36″ (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm)
7.5 ounces (213 grams)
None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content
2 GB internal (approximately 1.25 GB available for user content). Holds up to 1,100 books
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours from a computer via USB cable
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)