Amazon’s just-updated Paperwhite Kindle features a 300ppi display, new typography — and the same price point as the previous Paperwhite Kindle.
The new Paperwhite Kindle (how do they come up with these marketing names?) is available in Australia for $179 via Dick Smith, or in a 3G-enabled version for $249. The highlight feature is the 300dpi display, putting it squarely up against Kobo’s latest e-reader, the Glo HD. It’s also running with a new typesetting engine and Kindle-specific font, dubbed “Bookerly”.
That $179 price point also sits in sharp contrast to the Kindle Voyage, which remains on sale for $299. The new Paperwhite’s pricing is reasonably stacked against its US price, where it sells for $US119 sans tax. At current exchange rates plus GST, that’s quite close.
If you’re still on the fence as to which e-book reader is right for you, check out our guide to the top five e-book readers.