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Amazon Kindle Review

This new Kindle from Amazon is the most affordable to date.

September 30, 2011
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Device & Specs

When it comes to eReaders, the devices of the Kobo eReader Wireless and the Amazon Kindle WiFi are about as close as they get. While the Amazon Kindle WiFi has a bigger screen, the Kobo and the Kindle WiFi are operated by simplistic physical controls, and your main means of interfacing with each device is the d-pad. That being said, the Amazon Kindle WiFi has an improved processor and dedicated page-turn buttons, while the Kobo does not.

Screen

Both screens are eInk Pearl screens, with a high DPI and a look resembling real printed paper. Neither reflect much light and neither have an IR grid for touch interfacing. Both work great in most lighting conditions.

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Battery

Both the Amazon Kindle WiFi and the Kobo will last you over 24 hours straight of reading eBooks, so you shouldn't find yourself in a bad spot in the middle of a trip with no power, be it a short car ride or intercontinental flight.

eReader

As eReaders go, both are very similar, outside the clunky controls of the Kobo and the lighter weight of the Amazon Kindle WiFi. You will also be able to take the Amazon Kindle WiFi more places than the Kobo due to its slimmer profile.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Email & Web Browsing
  7. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  8. Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Comparison
  9. Kobo eReader Wireless Comparison
  10. Conclusion
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