Sometimes it can be quite difficult determining what e-reader is the latest generation model and what is outdated technology. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 and Kindle Paperwhite 3 look exactly the same in a side by side comparison. How can you tell the difference between the 2013 and 2015 edition? Today, we show you exactly what to look for on the retail packaging in a brand new video.
Upon first glance the retail packaging looks almost the same, in terms of size and dimensions. There are some very subtle differences such as the color of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite logo. The 2015 model has a blue logo, whereas the 2013 version is a light cyan. The e-reader on the Paperwhite 3 also is showing an open book, whereas the previous generation shows the library screen. On the back of the packaging the newer model makes numerous references to 300 PPI, whereas the other doesn’t.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.