Kindle Paperwhite (6th generation), 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
- No screen glare in bright sunlight
- Read with one hand - lighter than most tablets
- Battery lasts weeks, not hours
- Next-generation built-in light - read without eye strain
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I love being up to date on the latest technology especially when it comes to my kindle.
I previously owned the £69 kindle and about 10 months ago I decided to upgrade my kindle. I was torn between the Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire. I followed the advice which my boyfriend suggested and bought my kindle fire, as I could use this to catch up on my emails (I am a student so I am constantly being emailed about lectures), I liked the fact it was touch screen and had a screen like my laptop.
I was drawn by the larger screen, the speakers with the Dolby Audio and the better screen resolution on the fire. I was using this for the reading my books whilst I was travelling to and from uni. I had to purchase a anti-glare screen protector as I found the glare was making it hard to read whilst I was on the bus. This didn't really make the glare go away fully but it helped. I then only used the fire for this only I never used all the other features.
I still felt like I was still missing something when I was reading. I then convinced myself to buy the paperwhite and I have never felt better when reading the books. The fact it is more like a book when I am reading I have already gone through two books in the space of 3 days.
What I am trying to say is the kindle fire is more for the watching films and browsing the internet, also playing games. Whereas the if you are looking for closely to the book feeling then you should definitely should get the paperwhite.
I know this might not be a very useful review but I wanted to get how I felt
WARNING: When I mention the £59 basic Kindle, this applies to the old version that has no touchscreen, etc.
The Paperwhite has about 1.25 gigabytes of usable storage and can hold about 1,100 eBooks. The main formats it can read are the Kindle formats (AZW3, AZW and MOBI), PDF, TXT, DOC and DOCX. It also has an "experimental" web browser, but does not support audio.
INTRODUCTION TO E-INK:
It features an E-Ink display, which is unlike any other, such as the most common (LCD), which is used in tablets (such as the Kindle Fires), mobile phones and televisions, etc. An E-Ink pixel is a tiny capsule that carries black and white particles suspended in a fluid. The particles are moved around by electrical charges applied from beneath. Natural light then reflects off the particles on the side of the capsule closest to your eye, making the pixel visible. So, if a negative charge is applied, the white particles are attracted to the bottom, the black particles are repelled to the top of the capsule, and it will appear as black.Read more ›
-As with previous Kindles, the Paperwhite ships in its original box. Along with the PW, a usb cable and quick-start guide are included. If you want to offer the PW as a gift, I would strongly advise ticking the "this is a gift" option at checkout, as Amazon will then ship (at no extra charge) the PW in separate outer packaging.
-The updated PW looks identical to the previous generation, with the exception of changing the "Kindle" logo on the back of the device to "Amazon". The only other slight change is an ever so slight reduction in weight (from 213 to 206 grams).
-Improved screen: The new Paperwhite boasts an improved screen, which Amazon claims offers better contrast and "blacker blacks". Without getting too caught up on these technical details, it can be concluded that the screen definitely does look sharper and brighter. Text is visibly more crisp and stands out more.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Before this Kindle I had one of the 7th gen Paperwhites, straight away I didn't like the fact that you needed to swipe the screen to use it, what's wrong with just pressing the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Charles G.
Bought it 28/12/14. Very light use but good for holidays. In Corfu in September 2016 the screen went into screen saver mode with a faint, irregular hatch pattern of lines. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Chris Smith
it's a Kindle, good quality product as expected from the Kindle line. The backlit display is great for me as I would otherwise forget to turn the lamp off!Published 8 days ago by Mr. C. J. Merritt
Wouldn't be without it, I take it everywhere with me and it's so very easy to use/update.Published 8 days ago by Rosiwater
i injoyed reading with kindle for years now i like it and found it very helpful.thank you.Published 24 days ago by almaz freeborn
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