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4.0 out of 5 stars Definite upgrade but ...., 6 April 2013
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This review is from: Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi [Previous Generation] (Electronics)
Bought as a replacement for my damaged basic Kindle.

Starting with the bad. I am not a fan of the touchscreen, or the menus, or the removal of the buttons. However I am going to be in a minority there as it is tending towards a more user-friendly GUI. I liked the simple list though and I find the new advertising section "you might also like to read..." is pushy.

The backlight is a huge improvement though, and the battery life is not notably worse. The increase in weight is minimal, but if anything helps make it feel a bit more solid.

At this point I would probably still have given it 5 stars but then there is the fidgeting they have done with the clippings. The new system just doesn't work. They lost 2 years of my clippings when I transferred across from my damaged kindle. That was annoying, but then the new system is just terrible.

In the end I feel it is too big a step from original. It is too much trying to be "more than a book", while forgetting that if I wanted more than a book I would have bought the Fire or an iPad instead.
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