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5.0 out of 5 stars
Exactly what I wanted, 25 Oct 2012
I've seen a lot of really negative reviews for this Kindle. Complaints about shadowing at the bottom of the screen, colour blotches and all the features that have been removed.
After testing my Paperwhite in different lighting conditions and playing with the settings, there doesn't seem to be much shadowing and no colour blotches on it at all. I can see a tiny hint of shadowing when using a low setting in a dark room, but otherwise it isn't noticeable.
Like the name suggests, the Paperwhite is the whitest e-ink screen I have ever seen and is much nicer to look at than my Kindle Keyboard.
The audio features were never used on my Keyboard and will not be missed. I found the missing page turn and home screen buttons jarring at first, but after only an hour of use I'm already completely used to it.
Overall this is an excellent device and I haven't had any of the problems that others have complained about. Maybe I just got lucky.