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My wife was sceptical about the Kindle too, and as an ex-librarian has a fondness for books, but after lending mine to her to see if she wants one, I haven't really seen it since
When the Paperwhite arrives, there will be an argument over who uses which, I expect....
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Ok, the betting starts here....
I've had people say that as well Brian, that they are just not the same as reading a book. After sitting with one for a few minutes most usually change their minds. I don't think they can replace, say for instance, photography books, as you want to see the image in print at a large size, but for normal reading they are great. I have so much space on my bookshelves now. I recently took car boot loads down to the local British Heart Foundation shop.
I tried reading books on a tablet, and it did not work for me, I think its the screen glare and lighting. I do like the tablet and its a good web browser etc, but for long term reading it did not work for me. I have to admit the eink screens are better for looking at, and as I have recently had to get used to reading glasses I find the e-ink screen good as you can size up the font to not need the glasses.
my one concern with the glow screen is would it give a similar eye strain to the back lit LCD screens, but I have not seen one so its more a question than a negative. But I have to say with libraries getting in to support ebooks and the prices coming down I think they make a lot of sense.
Oh dear, couldn't resist and have just ordered the new paperwhite.
Bri, we will have to compare what we think of them when they arrive.
I think Mike's betting I'll end up with the old one....
I think he's probably right
I know he's right
I might buy myself one as well
Probably best if you do, it will save arguments in the long run
I assume you can just transfer the content from one to another, that is the only question I couldn't find the answer too, but think you must be able to though, anyone done that?
Just to expand on the answer given before to this - the books you purchase from Amazon are never tied to your Kindle, they are always tied to your Amazon account. As such you can always access your books on any new tablets, kindles, phone apps, computers provided that they will link up with Amazon.
I'm aware that there is a limit as to how many devices can locally store a copy of a book you have (I forget the number however), but otherwise you can easily run a couple of systems with local storing of books without any problems at all.
Oh course any books/text/documents you've added to the kindle from outside of Amazon will have to be transferred manually yourself. When I do this I use Calibre which is free, easy to use and auto detects connected kindles so you can easily use it to upload content
Well, the new paperwhite arrived this morning. Looks good & books are all downloading from my account as I type. So far I'm liking the touch screen and the screen light looks good.
Quote: the screen light looks good.
Does it have to be all the time? If not, how does the screen look with the light off?
The screen looks the same as the original kindle with the light off, it can be set to different levels as well, with a sliding scale on the screen
text seems slightly crisper.
Quote: The screen looks the same as the original kindle with the light off
Thanks. I won't bother 'upgrading', then.
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