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19 Nov 17 12:16
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I need a new Kindle . Is the Paperwhite any good , please?
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Report Foinavon November 19, 2017 1:08 PM GMT
Yes, I read mine for several hours every day and take it with me when I go out to read at odd moments. I prefer it to paper books. The paperwhite has back lighting which means you can read easily in poor light or no light. You can also adjust print size and degree of boldness which I also find useful.
The only drawback I can find is that it is poor on pictures and diagrams, so if you like illustrated books or history books where you have to follow maps and diagrams then it's better to buy a printed book for those.
Report dunlaying November 19, 2017 1:48 PM GMT
Thank you Foinavon . My old model is ancient now and , like me , it is getting slower by the day.
Report Foinavon November 19, 2017 2:37 PM GMT
I had mine for Christmas 2014 and it's still going strong.
Another thing I like about it compare with the old model is the touchscreen.
If mine pegged out I would buy another the same day.
Report dunlaying November 19, 2017 5:32 PM GMT
I have had mine since 2009 , maybe earlier than that , and it is fading without a doubt.
Report Poppydog. November 19, 2017 7:53 PM GMT
Highly recommend the Paperwhite.
A considerable step-up from previous Kindle models

Heads up for Black Friday, I believe they are being dropped to £70+
Report dunlaying November 20, 2017 11:09 AM GMT
Thank you Poppy . They are on offer today.
Report cooperman November 20, 2017 12:33 PM GMT
Just ordered one, £30 off seems a bargain.
Report dunlaying November 20, 2017 2:58 PM GMT
It is to be hoped that the items on offer are not refurbished goods.
Report Foinavon November 20, 2017 3:13 PM GMT
They usually state if it's refurbished or new.
Report Foinavon November 20, 2017 3:20 PM GMT
I just checked, it says "New from 79.99" in blue.
Report dunlaying November 20, 2017 4:06 PM GMT
I know but if , in years past , a Kindle was returned as faulty the replacement was often a repaired model.
Report Just Checking November 20, 2017 7:58 PM GMT
I have one and it's imho far better than the normal one if you ever read in low light, as other say it's got a backlight but it's a nice one, very even and doesn't use much power, battery seems to last ages.
Report Poppydog. November 21, 2017 9:42 PM GMT
Your local Argos has just knocked £30 off black or white version
Report Makybe_Diva November 21, 2017 10:36 PM GMT
I have only ever had the Kindle Paperwhite, so I have nothing to compare it to.

It's brilliant, I wouldn't be without it. I read quite a lot of books with diagrams and pictures. They are always ok but  in black and white.
If I need to see something more clearly or in colour I just go to Kindle on my iPad Happy

I bought the proper Kindle leather cover too. That is well worth buying. I read my Kindle daily and after over two years it still looks new.

I love my Kindle Love
Report Foinavon November 22, 2017 11:22 AM GMT
Hello Emma-Dee Happy

I've had several covers for my Kindle. The one I like best folds into a stand and also has an elasticated strap so it can be held without pressure on the thumb. It also eliminates the danger of dropping it when reading in the tub.
Report Makybe_Diva November 22, 2017 7:49 PM GMT
Hello Foinavon Love
Report dunlaying November 23, 2017 1:15 PM GMT
I have just taken delivery of mine and it looks fine.
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