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Pros: An even sharper, easier to read e-ink screen, plus a built in light to make night reading possible. Eight weeks battery life (with wireless off) is pretty impressive.
Cons: You're stuck with only 2GB storage as it doesn't allow you to expand this by adding a microSD card. You get free Amazon cloud storage for all your Amazon bought books, but that's not much help if you're somewhere you can't get Wi-Fi.
Ideal for: People who read while they commute, or people who are likely to be reading a lot in either direct sunlight and/or darkened rooms.
Suggested eBooks: The Kindle Paperwhite is brand new, so why not splash out on some new book releases to go with it? Almost every single book is cheaper to download in Kindle rather than dead tree format when it first comes out, although prices tend to be better for second hand books through marketplace once a title's been around a while. Controversially, Amazon also often offers bestseller books for 20p - currently on offer are titles by authors including Ken Follett, Hilary Boyd and Peter May - it may be unsustainable and not good for the publishing industry, but it's definitely good for your wallet.
Take a look at our Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G review