Better resolution and a new lighting system combine for an exceptional e-reader
After using the new Kindle for almost a full week I must say it really is fantastic.
at first look at it out of the box, I will admit I was shocked like most people. What are these "blotches,smudges, etc?". But with all things some people expect perfection at first glance, while others like me know you need to "tweak" things to your liking....
I think the more people realize this, they will find that the Paperwhite is not as flawed as they make it seem.
Touch screen is a notch above the competition
In the end, I didn't find a whole lot to complain about. Yeah, it would be nice if the Paperwhite were a little bit lighter. As I said in the intro, it weighs 7.5 ounces. However, if, for instance, you add Amazon's nice Leather Cover -- it better be nice for $40! -- which has a magnetic on/off feature, you end up at around 13 ounces. For some, that will seem a tad weighty, so shaving off a couple ounces should be a priority for Amazon when it makes the next-generation Paperwhite.
Built-in light makes for comfortable, clear reading
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a great ebook reader, with a built-in light that makes for clear, comfortable reading, even in the dark. Buying books direct from Amazon is a breeze, though there's still no support for the popular .epub file format.
Ubiquitous 3G access
On the whole, assuming you don't have strong feelings about supporting ePub or preserving easy access to your previous ePub purchases, your decision on the Kindle Paperwhite 3G boils down to paying an $80 premium for 3G access (versus the ad-supported, Wi-Fi-only $119 Paperwhite or the ad-free Nook GlowLight) or a whopping $139 premium versus the non-touch, bare-bones, Wi-Fi-only 2012 Kindle.
In-built light & e-ink touchscreen
The Kindle Paperwhite is a great addition to the Amazon e-reader stable, with the same impressive battery and e-ink screen but a handy light added to the touch display. But there are a few niggles around the interface and Amazon eco-system, and we wouldnâ??t say 3G support is worth the extra outlay.
I am 64. I have had cataracts (and surgery) in both eyes, and currently have other eye problems. I just bought the Kindle Touch, and absolutely love it. I am reading more, faster, and with less eye strain than any time in the last fifteen years or so.
The adjustable font sizes and line spacing let me compensate for tired eyes. The "electronic paper" provides the right brightness in any environment, from subdued living room to noonday sun.
Great battery life
Nothing can stop the Kindle from being brilliant. If you need 3G, then the Touch is the only option for you - aside from the Kindle Keyboard. If audiobook and text-to-speech support is something you want, then this is the reader to buy. For everyone else, the regular Kindle still reigns supreme
Added battery life or extra storage space
At the end of my Kindle 4 review, I said that the low-end Kindle isn't necessarily designed to be anyone's first Kindle or anyone's only Kindle and was aimed primarily at people who already own another tablet or Kindle. I still think that the Kindle 4 is a great second e-reader for someone who already has one, but if all you're doing on your Kindle is reading (and I'm sure that describes a lot of you) then I'm going to adjust my previous opinion slightly - save yourself the $20, because the...
One of the best eReaders on the market
With its crisp 6-inch eInk-Screen a tad whiter and sharper than last year's model, extended battery life of up to 8 weeks and faster page-turns, the new PRS-T2 comes close to being the perfect eReader. The fact that it uses the open EPUB standard for ebooks means that you can get your books from almost any store world-wide. Since I personally do not need the Facebook or Evernote apps, I can't say much about them, but I want to stress that this device simply looks and feels gorgeous.
Great but definitely needs a software update
Well this is my 3rd Kindle and the physical product itself is wonderful. It's lighter, has a great screen with MUCH better contrast and the battery life is great as expected. The fact that the numbers on the keyboard are missing was a little bit of a drag but I'm used to using the top row along with pressing the ALT key to get the numbers and it works fine.
I really like the new keys and the directional control is so much nicer.
Good, but not perfect
If you plan to read technical books, math, physics, software development, etc.. and those books have diagrams/images. This is your choice. Even when the publishers of those books provide low quality graphics/images as part of their 'for Kindle' edition, they are better viewed on this device than the smaller Kindle 2 version. I don't regret this purchase at this price. I would and do recommend it for it's quality, service, and price.
9.7in screen makes all the difference
Spend time with the 9.7in Kindle DX and your won't ever want to go back to a 6in e-book reader but blimey you've to pay a hefty price to be paid for such luxury. If money is no object, you won't regret the outlay, but you may want to consider waiting to see if the arrival of Apple's iPad causes Amazon to re-think its pricing strategy.
Comfortable to handle
The Amazon Kindle DX is not so much a revolutionary new addition to Amazon's product line as it is a perhaps useful niche product for academia. And it's too early to tell whether Amazon will be able to penetrate the market enough with its dedicated e-book reader to make it an everyday item for most people - or whether less specialised products such as the iPhone or even an Apple netbook will predominate.
Large display and native PDF support
Size matters, and the Kindle DX, despite lacking all the bells and whistles of full PDF support and a print-style layout for periodicals, makes for a better reading experience than the Kindle 2 and 6" Sony Readers. Granted, it's less portable-- if you're buying an ebook reader for plane trips or lunchtime reading where you can whip it out of your purse, then the 6" model makes more sense.
Larger screen and more storage
In the end, we're just not sure Amazon put enough thought into the Kindle DX to justify the launch hype -- fundamentally, it really is just a Kindle 2 with a larger screen and more storage, and while that means the core experience of simply reading a book is somewhat more pleasant, all of the Kindle 2's limitations are still front and center, and in some ways made worse.
As an e-reader, the Pandigital Novel does exactly what it is supposed to do: decently displays the pages of e-books, e-magazines, and other electronic periodicals. Itâ?? s fairly quick to switch from one page to the next, and it has useful navigation featuresâ?? especially its touch screen. Certainly, all the additional things the Novel can do adds to its appeal, but the bottom-line usefulness of many of them is a bit suspect.
Packed with features
Like the Ectaco Jetbook and the Jetbook Lite , the Ectaco Jetbook Mini is designed to be a book-lover's pocketable reading companion. If there's any truth to the clich that great things come in small packages, the Ectaco Jetbook Mini might be it. The device may just be the size of your palm, but it is packed with features that make reading more pleasurable. Fans of Ectaco eReaders will also love the distinctive look and $99 price, the lightest on the market.
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