Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader Review
The backlight stunts battery life, but the Kindle Paperwhite is an impressive eReader.
Device & Specs
Device & Specs
Earlier this year, Barnes & Noble released their own eReader with a LED edgelighting that worked to eliminate the eReader's inherent shortcoming of not being able to be used in low lighting conditions. While it wasn't the first to do so, it was probably the highest-profile eReader to date that had a lighting system. It's a solid eReader, but the Paperwhite, being newer, has better specs, and the support of the largest online retailer of eBooks.
With identical screen sizes, the Paperwhite's much higher pixel density and better-constructed backlight is a huge improvement over that of the Barnes & Noble eReader. The SimpleTouch with Glow Light really doesn't hold any advantage over the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in this regard.
The increased performance of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite comes at a price, as the battery does not last as long as that of the Barnes & Noble eReader. When both last over 24 hours, it's splitting hairs, but the Nook SimpleTouch with Glow Light is technically better in this regard.
As eReaders, both are incredibly similar, but if you're looking for content, Amazon is king. Not only do they have the largest selection available to consumers, but they also allow Kindle users to borrow books in eBook format from their lending library online, and through partnerships with local libraries.
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