The New Kindle Paperwhite Is Still the Best for Just Reading

Sony may have been the first big company to get ebook readers with electronic ink screens into the hands of consumers, Amazon’s Kindle has since become the de facto e-reader of choice for most buyers. The newest Kindle Paperwhite, the fifth generation of Amazon’s flagship e-reader, remains the best E Ink device you can buy if all you care about is reading.Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 Review: The Best for Reading

The Kindle Paperwhite 5 and the Kindle Paperwhite 5 Signature Edition I tested aren’t a complete overhaul of the popular ereader, but they do incorporate some useful features borrowed from the pricier Kindle Oasis, as well as other devices that e-readers now compete with (including smartphones). The most notable change, however, is that Amazon will no longer be offering a cellular model of the Paperwhite 5, which was one of the biggest selling points of the Kindles for years. Wireless access to the Amazon e-book store is now wifi only, and while that does limit where users can acquire content (think of a far-off vacation destination) it’s really not hard to find wifi access these days, so it makes sense for Amazon to finally transition away from built-in cellular access. It’s doubtful most users will even miss it.



Loknath Das