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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review

Key features
  • Screen light
  • Waterproof
Reviewed

The Kindle Paperwhite takes its place on the middle shelf of Amazon’s ebook reader range, between the budget Kindle and the premium Kindle Oasis. This model’s headline features are waterproofing, audiobook support, and 8-32GB of storage. But is the latest Kindle Paperwhite worth your hard-earned money or is it back to the bookshelf?

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We have tested 6 ebook readers and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 4 Best Buys.
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  2. 85%
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  3. 91%
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