There’s no denying that [the newest Kindle Paperwhite]( is the best e-reader out there. Compared to last year’s model, it’s a very nice improvement (better illumination, higher contrast, slightly lighter hardware, new software features), but it’s not an epic upgrade.

Even though my biggest quibble has been resolved — [the “illumination spotlights”]( — I don’t think I’ll be upgrading my Paperwhite this year. If I didn’t yet own a Kindle, or if I still had [my Kindle Touch](, this new Paperwhite would be a no-brainer.

Scott McNulty’s Review of the New Kindle Paperwhite