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First Look: Kindle Paperwhite features integrated light and extended battery

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First Look: Kindle Paperwhite features integrated light and extended battery

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Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite is an update to last year's Kindle Touch. The new e-reader weighs 7.5 ounces, has a capacitive touch screen, and an eight-week battery life, even with the light turned on.

I'm David Carnoy executive editor for cnet.com I'm here with the -- do. April -- this is Amazon's new. It's a 119. Dollars it also has the capacity of touch display any higher resolution display so the palm screen is actually a little bit sharper and the contrast is a little bit better. It is slightly. Slimmer than the Kindle touch. Because the bezel is next slightly shorter -- because this is the capacity touch display not IR tightened noticeably missing not. And seven point five ounces on it is a bit more responsive than on because of the capacity touch display. And it's also believe the images on it look a lot more detailed and sharper pictures and crisper display overall the battery life has also been improved. You can actually use this device with the light on for up to two months based on. Half an -- usage of the day. On Amazon really wanted to -- that feature it doesn't expect people to use this with the light on except when they're forced out in bright sunlight. That's really all others do this there are a couple of new features is a feature that allows you to. Know exactly how much time. It takes to finish a book for just finished chapter this new feature calculates your reading speed over time. -- and based on that average and tells you just how much. Time you have left to finish a book. This is a special offers version that costs 190 that means that ad supported there is also a Wi-Fi. Plus three G version we get. 33 G and back plus -- 179 dollars. I'm David Carnoy and that's the Amazon Kindle -- -- -- --

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