Is the Kindle Paperwhite worth it?

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Re: Is the Kindle Paperwhite worth it?

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I love my Paperwhite. It's much easier on your eyes than a normal screen, and it's pretty lightweight. Another thing I love about the Kindle Paperwhite is the fact that there are no distractions. On a normal Kindle, you can access the internet and receive emails and all that glam. It can be quite distracting when you simply want to read a book.

However, I still prefer to read physical books :)

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Post by DeborahCupples »

I like Paperwhite for actual reading because it has a non-glare screen.

I like Fire for audio books but I don't read on it because I think that glare screens are bad for your eyes.

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Lauren M wrote:
23 Sep 2016, 16:26
Surprisingly is isn't bright like a phone, but has a soft light that doesn't strain your eyes.
What a very important detail! This could be a selling point for me. I always thought that the Paperwhite would have a glaring white light.
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I am saving money to buy a kindle. I am from India. there are no service centres from Kindle here. some reviews on Amazon scares me. They claim that their kindle screen was dark when they received it. some just stopped working after 3 months and just wouldn't on.what if my kindle gets sick? how can I fix it without a service centre?

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I missed an update I think because I didn't see email warnings..... now it doesn't behave, works slow, sometimes can't see pages of books I have downloaded..... and hard to turn on besides

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I've heard the Paperwhite is easier on the eyes.

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Post by Louanne Piccolo »

Obviously I don't know what your mom has said, but I have had the Paperwhite since 2014 and I love it.
It's easy and practical to use. It reads like a book asks is small enough to be held in one hand. If my house was burning, it'd be one of the things I grab on the way out.
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For me it’s a 100% yes! It’s so simple to use and really convenient to bring around. The battery life is great too :D

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Lauren M wrote:
23 Sep 2016, 16:26
I love my paperwhite! I've had the kindle 2 and 3 versions. Most of the time when I read is at night and being able to have the built in light is amazing. Surprisingly is isn't bright like a phone, but has a soft light that doesn't strain your eyes. I highly recommend it. Even if you are reading during the day, the light is adjustable and can enhance your reading experience.
Thank you for this! I read during the day, & I love to sit on the patio in the afternoon in the sun to read, but the glare on my current tablet sucks! Definitely considering Paperwhite now.
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Post by Luna0210 »

I was also wondering about the Kindle Paperwhite. I've been wanting to have a dedicated device for reading. I am glad I saw this forum. Looks like I know what my first Kindle will be.

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Post by espo »

It definitely is! It's very light and has a built-in adjustable light that allows you to read pretty much anywhere you want. Including in the dark, in the sun and in places where you can't adjust external lighting to your liking (for example, in public transportation).

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