Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite Gets a Bigger Screen, USB-C

From PC Mag: Amazon's most popular Kindle e-reader just got its first major upgrade in three years. The new Kindle Paperwhite, announced today, has a bigger 6.8-inch screen, a blue-to-yellow front light, and USB-C.

There's also a new "Signature Edition" Paperwhite, which adds an auto-adjusting light sensor, 32GB of storage, and wireless charging. A Kids Edition comes with a cute case, 2-year warranty and a year's worth of Amazon's Kids+ subscription library.

The Kindle Paperwhite has long been our primary pick in Amazon's lineup for several reasons. Its 300ppi screen is more restful than the lower-cost Kindles' rougher displays, it has a flat front that doesn't catch sand at the beach, and it's waterproof.

The new model looks like a full refresh. A new processor offers 20% faster page turns, Amazon says. The screen is larger with a smaller bezel around it. And the front light, formerly white only, now can shift to amber for more restful reading. The Signature Edition works with any Qi wireless charger. All the new models will come with Amazon's new "reimagined" Kindle UI.

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