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It's not really intended to be a normal tablet. I haven't seen the latest version, but a friend of mine has an "old" version (actually not a Paperwhite, but a touch). It is good to read on, but it has a very slow screen refresh rate. It can be used as a rudimentary tablet, but it requires some effort and there is not a selection of apps like you have with android or apple tablets. It has a simple browser that reminds me of an old non-smartphone browser. The screen refresh rate is so slow as to feel like you are rocking AOL in 1996. Also, I don't think there is any audio output, which negates a lot of the use of it as a tablet. You would probably be better off with a Nexus 7 or an iPad Mini if you really want a tablet, although both are a bit more expensive. The Paperwhite really is nice to read on though.