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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader Review

The backlight stunts battery life, but the Kindle Paperwhite is an impressive eReader.

October 10, 2012
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Screen

Here it is, the most-hyped feature of Amazon's new eReader: the screen. A backlit eInk display may not sound like a huge innovation, but it does allow you to read your books at night without a flashlight or other external light source, and that adds a lot to the experience, especially if you're a night reader.

The screen itself is a standard 3.53 x 4.81 inches, with a resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels, which nets it the best pixel density of any eReader at the moment. What does this mean for you? It means that on its own the screen is one of the best out there for an eReader.

Front Image

Indoor & Outdoor Use

Unlike tablets with LCD screens, eReaders using eInk displays primarily use a display that uses ambient light to be seen, meaning brighter lighting conditions are ideal. By combining a display that uses ambient light to be seen during the day, and a backlight at night, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite should be able to keep up with your reading habits no matter the lighting condition.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. eReader
  5. Barnes & Noble Nook SimpleTouch with Glow Light Comparison
  6. Amazon Kindle Touch Comparison
  7. Conclusion
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