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Offline runner Reading Summit Harry Farthing, Mr Mercedes Stephen King
18 Nov 2012, 09:02 PM | Post: #1

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I have seen the light :)

Had a wander into Waterstones on Sat in Bristol to visit their new kindle "stand" and was so impressed with the new Paperwhite The light is a fantastic feature as it really does make the screen stand out and the screen resolution is excellent. I have the previous generation kindle keyboard 3G but am so tempted to buy the new paperwhite as I notice a great difference. As I get older of course my eyesight is not as strong but I have noticed that I do not actually need glasses when reading the paperwhite....I thought that as part of the promotion in Waterstones they were going to include some free ebooks to tempt us all to buy a kindle via them? I am sure there was a post on this forum to that affect? or has this offer been removed?
Offline Phil Reading The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson
18 Nov 2012, 09:27 PM | Post: #2

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RE: I have seen the light :)

This post was last modified: 18 Nov 2012 09:28 PM by Phil.
(18 Nov 2012 09:02 PM)runner Wrote:  I have the previous generation kindle keyboard 3G but am so tempted to buy the new paperwhite as I notice a great difference. As I get older of course my eyesight is not as strong but I have noticed that I do not actually need glasses when reading the paperwhite....

I've also switched from the Kindle Keyboard 3G to the Paperwhite and the light makes such a difference. I now regularly read in bed in the dark with the paperwhite brightness on No1 or 2. My only niggle with the PW is the light at the very bottom of the screen isn't a consistent light and there are a few darker sections which is I find a little distracting Sad but its still great to be able to read without the bedside light on.
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18 Nov 2012, 09:30 PM | Post: #3

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RE: I have seen the light :)

(18 Nov 2012 09:27 PM)Phil Wrote:  
(18 Nov 2012 09:02 PM)runner Wrote:  I have the previous generation kindle keyboard 3G but am so tempted to buy the new paperwhite as I notice a great difference. As I get older of course my eyesight is not as strong but I have noticed that I do not actually need glasses when reading the paperwhite....

I've also switched from the Kindle Keyboard 3G to the Paperwhite and the light makes such a difference. I now regularly read in bed in the dark with the paperwhite brightness on No1 or 2. My only niggle with the PW is the light at the very bottom of the screen isn't a consistent light and there are a few darker sections which is I find a little distracting Sad but its still great to be able to read without the bedside light on.

I've got mine now, they are cool. I'm not sure how much I'll use it though. I'm struggling to find the time to read these days. The light is amazing though. Not sure I'm pleased with the £30 case though. Think it's going back..
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RE: I have seen the light :)

(18 Nov 2012 09:27 PM)Phil Wrote:  
(18 Nov 2012 09:02 PM)runner Wrote:  I have the previous generation kindle keyboard 3G but am so tempted to buy the new paperwhite as I notice a great difference. As I get older of course my eyesight is not as strong but I have noticed that I do not actually need glasses when reading the paperwhite....

I've also switched from the Kindle Keyboard 3G to the Paperwhite and the light makes such a difference. I now regularly read in bed in the dark with the paperwhite brightness on No1 or 2. My only niggle with the PW is the light at the very bottom of the screen isn't a consistent light and there are a few darker sections which is I find a little distracting Sad but its still great to be able to read without the bedside light on.

Reading the reviws on Amazon it would appear that the main in fact the only real problem is the even distribution of the light across the screen..perhaps the next version will correct this problem?

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