Amazon's Super-Great Kindle Paperwhite Now Has A Super-Great Display And An Australian Price

Amazon's Super Great Kindle Paperwhite Now Has a Super Great Display

E-readers are the bane of my existence. I like books. I like the feel of books. The weight of books. Hell, even the smell of books. But no e-reader has challenged my page-bound allegiance like this new Kindle Paperwhite.

It's a lot like the old Paperwhite to be honest, which we loved lots and lots, except for one key difference — dat screen. Essentially, Amazon has transplanted the 300 ppi high-resolution display (twice the amount of pixels compared to the old version) from the new-ish Kindle Voyage and stitched it into this updated Kindle Paperwhite. And the best part is that this new version doesn't cost a cent more than the old Paperwhite. It's just $179 for all the e-reading goodness you could ever desire. Like always.

Here's a side-by-side comparison (above and below) of the Paperwhite (2013) on the left and the new Kindle Paperwhite on the right.

Amazon's Super Great Kindle Paperwhite Now Has a Super Great Display
Amazon's Super Great Kindle Paperwhite Now Has a Super Great Display

Kindle Paperwhite (2013)

Amazon's Super Great Kindle Paperwhite Now Has a Super Great Display

New Kindle Paperwhite

In addition to that new display, Amazon's also turned on its new Bookerly font — specifically designed by Amazon for reading — by default and completely redesigned page layout with a new typesetting engine, using hyphenation so you're not left with awkward spacing and so it feels more like a book rather than a jumbled up digital mess of words. The new Kindle Paperwhite will begin shipping June 30.

Amazon's Super Great Kindle Paperwhite Now Has a Super Great Display

I don't think my soul is ready to completely forsake by book-bound brethren, but my resolve is slipping.

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