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Topic # 191998 23-Feb-2016 19:03
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Which Kindle
The wife's Kindle has ceased it was about 6 years old it was the basic sponsored one from the Warehouse.
So need a new have been looking at either Touch 6" Wi-Fi  or Paperwhite is the only difference back light and $100?


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  Reply # 1498025 23-Feb-2016 19:06
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I have a Voyager...because my wife loves me very much and spent a fortune on a fantastic Christmas prezzie.. I had a keyboard model before that.. I would recommend one with a backlight anyday.

 

edit: the paperwhite is the way to go...





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  Reply # 1498062 23-Feb-2016 20:03
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Apart from the built-in light, the paperwhite's display has better resolution (300 ppi vs. 167 ppi). In my opinion, it's worth getting the paperwhite. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1498067 23-Feb-2016 20:10
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GeekRay:

 

Apart from the built-in light, the paperwhite's display has better resolution (300 ppi vs. 167 ppi). In my opinion, it's worth getting the paperwhite. 

 

 

 

 

As an owner of the latest generation Paperwhite, I endorse the above opinion.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1498106 23-Feb-2016 20:58
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dejadeadnz:

 

GeekRay:

 

Apart from the built-in light, the paperwhite's display has better resolution (300 ppi vs. 167 ppi). In my opinion, it's worth getting the paperwhite. 

 

 

 

 

As an owner of the latest generation Paperwhite, I endorse the above opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be careful - as I understand it the paperwhite has normal display 167 ppi (but is still awesome) and only the paperwhite voyage (more expensive) has the better screen at 300dpi.

 

 

 

I have the old non-keyboard kindle (167dpi) without backlight and its awesome.  I want a paperwhite or voyage though


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  Reply # 1498118 23-Feb-2016 21:05
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Paperwhile, no doubt about it. Size, weight, backlight, all awesome. I'm two or three generations behind, but the new ones just have slightly better screens and slightly faster processors, not worth upgrading.





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  Reply # 1498119 23-Feb-2016 21:06
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sxz:

 

 

 

 

 

Be careful - as I understand it the paperwhite has normal display 167 ppi (but is still awesome) and only the paperwhite voyage (more expensive) has the better screen at 300dpi.

 

 

 

 

 

That used to be the case with the previous/first generation of the Paperwhite. Not any more. See this link. Personally, I can never go back to the lower resolution Kindles.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1498123 23-Feb-2016 21:12
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I have owned every Kindle since the very first, with the exception of the huge monster. I am now on a Voyage. I love my kindles, but my favourite was the one that had physical side buttons. The screen and speed of the Voyage is awesome, but for most people the latest generation paperwhite would be heaps!

 

 


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  Reply # 1498147 23-Feb-2016 21:47
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I love my Paperwhite; I had a touch for about a year before I got financial approval to upgrade.  The Paperwhite is much better for reading.  Now the daughter who has the hand-me-down Touch wants her OWN paperwhite....


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  Reply # 1498153 23-Feb-2016 22:06
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I replaced my keyboard Kindle with a Kobo Aura, which I think is also worth considering.

 

 

Does everything a Paperwhite does, plus: higher resolution, slightly bigger screen, has EPUB as well as MOBI support, and adds a microSD slot.

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  Reply # 1498258 24-Feb-2016 08:05
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JimmyH: I replaced my keyboard Kindle with a Kobo Aura, which I think is also worth considering. Does everything a Paperwhite does, plus: higher resolution, slightly bigger screen, has EPUB as well as MOBI support, and adds a microSD slot.

 

I've had every version of Kindle and really liked them until I had a run of faulty paperwhites. Without that, I would never have considered changing. I switched to the Kobo Aura HD (now discontinued) and just loved it. Never a problem with it until I accidentally broke it. 

 

I tried out the Kobo Glo HD for a week, which is the same size as Kindles with a 6" screen, but have got so used to a 6.8" screen size that I went back and changed it to the Kobo Aura H2O. This is essentially the same as the Aura HD with a slightly different back and waterproof. Great for reading in the bath!

 

I'm not trying to persuade you away from Kindles - they are great e-readers. The Kobo Aura and Glo range are worth considering though. The Glo HD was on special in north america this month, making it the same price as a paperwhite. I think the Aura H2O and Voyager are a similar price. Kobo and Kindle are the only two brands of e-reader that are worth getting. Kobo can handle .mobi files but these are still better converted to .epub (Calibre is your friend). It has superior to Kindle .pdf handling and annotations. It also has Pocket, so you can read the pages you've saved from computers/devices on your e-reader. 

 

So, if you are in the market for an e-reader, not just limited to Kindle, check out Kobo. Either way, you will be happy as they both make great e-readers.

 

 


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  Reply # 1498264 24-Feb-2016 08:34
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I have a Kindle Paperwhite and according to Windows has about 1.4GB memory which is half of my Kindle touch. Screen resolution is same as Kindle touch.  Also have Kobo Glo and I like the screen MUCH better on the Glo.  However I use Kindle for ease of use and really prefer the menu on Kindle. Also easier to buy books for kindle.   I buy books from Amazon on computer and they go straight to Kindle.   On Kobo if I buy using computer I have to download to computer then connect kobo and transfer over.  However if I buy from Kobo itself they download straight to Kobo.  Much prefer Kindle for ease there





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  Reply # 1498266 24-Feb-2016 08:40
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Another vote for paperwhite, backlight is so good at night in a dark room.

 

I was able to get mine for $100 from DSE late last year from their big sales.


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  Reply # 1498322 24-Feb-2016 09:37
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Also easier to buy books for kindle.   I buy books from Amazon on computer and they go straight to Kindle.   On Kobo if I buy using computer I have to download to computer then connect kobo and transfer over.  However if I buy from Kobo itself they download straight to Kobo.  Much prefer Kindle for ease there

 

 

I don't quite understand your comment. I view the Kobo website on my PC and buy books (or tick the ones that I want to read the preview of), then on my Kobo I do a sync and the new books and previews appear on my Kobo, no need to hook my Kobo up to my PC. Is that not how you do it? The only time I have to connect my Kobo to my PC is if I'm using Calibre to load books I've got from somewhere other than Kobo, and even then it's possible to access Calibre wirelessly if you want to.


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  Reply # 1498455 24-Feb-2016 13:03
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I miss my kindle 3g with physical keyboard and buttons on the edges to move pages.

 

It was more comfortable than my smaller paperwhite. If I could buy a new one tomorrow I would.

 

With PW if I hold it in my hand and touch the screen to move forward it just call up the top menu so I have to bend thumb to advance page which is a little annoying.

 

Would love to move the top menu to the bottom so I wouldn't keep activating it when I try to change pages.


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  Reply # 1498461 24-Feb-2016 13:17
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I also have a Paperwhite, it's great. Get a genuine case for it, turns on when you open it, etc.

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