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In this review we look at the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi model. People often ask which Kindle is best for me. Well the simple answer is that if you have wireless internet at home and do not travel a lot, then the Kindle Paperwhite without 3G is a perfect fit. So let’s take a closer look.
Although the Amazon Kindle had always been lauded with praise for its lack of screen glare and authentic book reading experience; the online retailer really switched things up when they released their Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi and 3G model versions of the e-reader back in 2012. The obvious difference as hinted by the name is that it features a light at the front that illuminates the screen.
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite models were released in late 2014. Amazon has essentially taken their world-beating formula and tweaked it. It is still one of the best options for anyone looking to buy Amazon Kindle in South Africa.
Similarly to other Kindle and older Kindle Paperwhite models available, the new Paperwhite is 6.7 by 4.6 inches with a 6 inch screen. A minor improvement on previous models is the Carta e-paper technology, 212 ppi resolution and brighter light. This makes the screen much sharper than previous Amazon Kindles and other e-readers by the likes of Nook and Kobo. Compared to the iPad Mini it is a whopping 30% lighter so you can easily hold it in one hand and read for hours.
That seems the biggest In terms of features the Kindle Paperwhite is not filled with a plethora of unnecessary aspects, its design and features are tailored to satisfy book lovers and offers a rewarding experience using it to read ebooks. The light is obviously the big selling point with the Paperwhite and the most appealing thing is that it does not cause glare. The new model’s text definitely appears darker on the white background. The light is easily adjustable and can be dimmed to suit your exact reading needs.
The user interface is simple and very easy to use. Even a child can use the touchscreen technology by tapping or swiping the screen to page through your book. With the advances in Kindle technology you can flip through pages a lot quicker compared to previous models. A great feature of this Kindle is the fact it gives readers a rough estimation of how much time it will take to read the rest of a chapter. When you flip you’ll also never lose the page you were on. The inclusion of this is genius on Amazon’s part as I am sure we have all been there when it has started to get late and we don’t want to stop reading.
The Paperwhite follows suite with the rest of the Kindle family and offers the user a superior performance when compared with its main competition. The battery after one single charge can last up to an incredible 8 weeks when used daily without Wi-Fi activated. It’s an absolute pleasure to use.
The Kindle Paperwhite delivers the same usability that customers have come to expect from the online retailer’s e-readers. If the so-called “experimental” web browsers, which is more than a little slow, may be seen as a disappointment, this is not a tablet. This is very clever e-book reader which goes beyond a book.
Whether buying the Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi or the 3G models depends on your needs. We would consider either model the best e-book reader currently on the market. Buying a Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon in South Africa is a no-brainer. If you travel frequently without access to internet, get the Kindle Paperwhite 3G. If you are connected most of the time, the Wi-Fi model is more than adequate for your book reading needs.
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