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The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is lighter than its predecessor and has a higher-contrast display. It starts at $119 for the Wi-Fi only, ad-supported version, or pay an extra $20 for no ads.

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Its matte black back looks neat, but picks up fingerprints very easily.

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It of course has full access to Amazon's extensive e-book library.

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It's skinny and weighs only 206g -- a great choice for chucking in your carry-on luggage.

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There are no physical buttons on the bottom -- the Paperwhite is entirely touch-screen-based.

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As expected, there are a host of cases available for you to wrap it up in.

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Go plain, or go for something a bit fancier.

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Or find something more sensible if you don't like the pizzazz.

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