Reviews and Problems with Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G Review
29 June 2013
Excerpt: Amazon has officially set foot in the Indian market and recently introduced three devices – the Kindle Fire HD tablets and the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. The question that’s on everyone’s mind is whether you really need a dedicated e-reader device when you can read e-books on the tablets or even a smartphone? We got our hands on the Kindle Paperwhite and were curious to see how different the reading experience would be. Is it worth investing in an e-reader?
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review: the best ereader yet
23 December 2012
Excerpt: To say that Amazon has been the single most powerful catalyst in the ebook revolution would not be an exaggeration. Before the introduction of the Kindle , many who adored the printed page universally scoffed at ebook readers, claiming that such devices would never replace the traditional reading experience.
Excerpt: The technology world may be aflutter over tablets, but Amazon has proven that the discrete, Shades of Grey reading public still has a soft spot for dedicated eReaders. The Kindle Paperwhite ($199+) builds on the success of a long line of e ink Kindles while incorporating a new proprietary display for enhanced clarity and readability, in both bright sunlight and complete darkness.
Excerpt: For the last two years I’ve been more than happy with my Kindle Keyboard (3) 3G and haven’t seen the need to upgrade to any of the newer Kindle versions. Smaller size or touch interface never seemed to be a driving factor to warrant spending the extra money on an “upgrade”. However as someone who reads mostly at night and in bed latest offering with built-in light, the , gave me a real reason to consider an upgrade.
Pros: Light weight, Screen is bright and crisp in any lighting situation (though you may have to play with the built in light's settings), No need for additional lights or covers for reading at night, Adding a smart cover gives you instant access to where you left of (no SO version), No more spooky dead author screensavers
Conclusion: Several reviewers have said that the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the best E-Ink reader on the market and I agree, with a few caveats. Not everyone wants the same things: some of you may prefer ePub for its greater openness (you can buy books from more sources), others of you may want a card slot or audio capabilities.
Pros: Excellent E-Ink display that's sharper with good frontlighting. Slim and light.
Cons: No expansion slot, no hardware page turn buttons.
Summary: Some reviewers prefer the physical page turn buttons like those on the touch-screen Nooks, but most say it's all a breeze whether you're flipping pages or browsing the Kindle bookstore. Experts report, however, that the Kindle Paperwhite feels a bit bulky compared to the base Kindle or Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.
The backlight heavily stunts battery life, but the Kindle Paperwhite is an impressive eReader.
10 October 2012
Conclusion: Overall, a very impressive fielding from Amazon in the eReader department. Not only does the Kindle Paperwhite enjoy all the same content availability and support as the other Kindles, but it is the beneficiary of a sizable spec bump and a backlight that enables one of the best all-around eReader experiences on the market currently.