Amazon is shipping its new Kindle Paperwhite device today. The new device is a $119 touchscreen high contrast eReader with a built in light for reading in the dark.

To help give you an idea of how the device is being perceived, we’ve collection a bunch of reviews from around the web with links to the full reviews.

Engadget writes: “Amazon was clearly focused on creating the best possible reading experience with the Paperwhite, and it’s delivered. The screen adjustments are great — everything from the evenly distributed front light to the improved contrast.”

Gizmodo writes: “The Kindle Paperwhite is a pivotal step forward for the technology of ereaders. It makes previous generations feel like a pulpy paperback held up next to an ornately illustrated tome. In short: this is the best ereader you can buy.” Read more