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A great upgrade from the original

3 people found this helpful.
 on 11 October 2014
By Zarina
I love this product. A great size – small enough for my pocket/bag, big enough to hold comfortably

Paperwhite 3G trumps tablet

One person found this helpful.
 on 19 April 2014
By Cheshire Cat
As a long term and extremely satisfied iPad Air owner I have been really surprised at just what a difference a dedicated e-reader makes to being able to read books in all light conditions. With my iPad ( which is superb at all web tasks, apps etc.) , the light output means reading at night is difficult without disturbing my wife and vice versa. Reading in bright sun is also problematic with the tablet and of course, there is a degree of nervousness taking a high value iPad to the beach etc.

How did I live without it?

One person found this helpful.
 on 19 February 2014
By R. A. Bentley
I wanted to read a title only available on Kindle so, with great trepidation, I bought one. Marvellous! A breeze to use. I’ve read more novels in the last few weeks than I care to remember. Trouble is, it’s too darned easy to buy them, often costing more than an Amazon Marketplace ‘penny dreadful’ through the post, which is what I used to make do with. You can be reading in moments, and that’s hard to resist. Fortunately, many can be had for free. That’s novels though. I can’t imagine reading much nonfiction on it, or textbooks. You need to be able to flip about when reading that sort of thing, and you can’t very readily do that on the Kindle. Also, they cost too much to safely take out of the house, and you certainly wouldn’t want to use one on the beach or in the bath or if you’re heavy-handed or clumsy. Reports of the death of paper books are therefore, I suspect, premature.

Good reading

One person found this helpful.
 on 24 January 2014
By David
Having used the Kindle apps on Android via the Google Play store, I was very impressed already with the concept of Kindle. I’d enjoyed the app on my Google Nexus 7. It worked really well. Buying a Kindle Paperwhite was motivated by my desire to have a device on which I could only read e-books, without the distraction of reading emails, news, checking blogs etc… in bed. With the Paperwhite, I have a handy e-reader that works really well. The device itself feels nice and light in the hand. The screen is clear, but not perhaps as clear as I was expecting. It doesn’t look as sharp and clear as the view on the Nexus 7. On the Paperwhite, the text isn’t super sharp. The display illumination is quite effective and is fully adjustable depending on ambient lighting conditions. The use of the device by the touch screen is pretty good, though the controls are not as intuitive in my view as that found on the Android apps. Also, the Kindle Paperwhite is only a white display, whereas on the Android app you can choose three different colours: sepia, white, and night view (white text on black). I like the Paperwhite though. It is pretty comfortable to read on. There is an experimental browser which is good enough to check emails, but any more demanding surfing sometimes causes it to crash. All in all, I am happy with this Paperwhite device. I got the special official leather case for it which is very nice. It makes a compact and durable unit. I love the feel of the device in my hand, including when it’s in its case. The smooth feel of the bezel is very nice. I like the ease of having a good library with you wherever you are. The battery life is excellent – several weeks for me, even if I leave wifi switched on by accident.

Brilliant bit of tech

 on 1 February 2014
By Shakey
First Kindle I’ve had after years of resistance, however very happy with it. Display is sharp, page transition is quick and the clever illumination is brilliant – much better than trying to read of something backlit like a tablet which often gave me eye strain.

Love my new Kindle Paperwhite.

One person found this helpful.
 on 28 January 2014
By Celticprincess
Superb upgrade from my old Kindle which I had owned and used lots for a couple of years. My old one still worked perfectly but I wanted the built-in light feature of this new model.


One person found this helpful.
 on 3 June 2014
By Dr Mike Sutton
I don’t know how to praise this product enough. I got this one with built in broadband. Its fantastic. A delight to handle and use. I can highlight text and at a click twitter a comment on noteworthy text. I can change the brightness and font s
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