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New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite announced

by Todd Haselton | June 17, 2015

Amazon on Wednesday announced a refreshed version of its popular Kindle Paperwhite. The updated model features a sharper display with 300 pixels per inch (ppi), which is technically twice the number of pixels that was available on the last model.

That means you can expect text to look sharper, which should help with eye strain over long periods of reading. Also, thanks to the increased ppi, Amazon was able to introduce new smaller fonts, allowing more words on each page. And speaking of fonts, the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite features a new “Bookerly” font that was designed for use on digital screens.”It introduces a lighter, more graceful look and outperforms other digital reading fonts to help customers read faster with less eyestrain,” Amazon explained, noting that the new e-reader also features improved spacing, new page layouts and more.

The new Kindle Paperwhite launches June 30 for $119, and you can preorder a unit now.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...