The Kindle Paperwhite 4 retains some favourite features, and introduces some cool new ones. It's a winning combination!
The display on previous Kindles has always delivered crisp and laser-quality text, so it's no surprise to see the same winning formula on the Paperwhite 4: 1448 × 1072 px, 6-inch E-Ink Carta touchscreen offering 330 ppi pixel density.
The smooth glass front and slim-line design make the Paperwhite 4 a very cool Kindle to look at. The thinner design also means this new Kindle is slightly lighter than its predecessor, coming in at a very easy-to-hold 182 grams.
One of the biggest improvements in the Paperwhite 4 is the water resistance. The IPX8 rating means this device can withstand immersion in 2 metres of fresh water for 60 minutes. Reading on the beach, by the pool, or in the bath, is a much less fraught affair thanks to this higher rating.
Another new feature in the Kindle Paperwhite 4 is the Bluetooth module that lets you listen to Audible audiobooks.
There were lots of requests for the 4th generation Kindle Paperwhite to have increased internal memory or offer different versions based on memory size. Your wishes have been granted! The 8 GB version allows you to download thousands of ebooks, or some 30 – 40 full-length audiobooks in standard quality, while the 32 GB version gives you virtually unlimited ebook storage, and the ability to download at least 150 Audible audiobooks.