This is a precious jewel for reading e books and more. I have been using this hand held device for about three months and I love it! It has a backlight option for reading in the dark, downloads books in seconds, and the charged battery lasts long enough to read for days or weeks (depending on use of the backlight). It is small enough to fit in a pocket, high lights your selection of notes and saves these both on the reading page and separately under a file for notes; it contains a massive dictionary for looking up any words (via high lights). Also, from your collection in the Amazon Cloud (included with purchase) you can download to your computer. To purchase books (it can retain hundreds of books in its memory) you use its browser to visit the Amazon Kindle website and choose from a million plus choices. Not all publications are available via ebooks, however the list of choices is large and exciting.
Kindle Paperwhite: I bought mine at Best Buy. I was visiting this store and saw their display & demonstration of the Kindle tablets.
Paul C Adams 2015 updated: 4-25-17