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Old 01-02-2013, 16:47
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Hello,
I don't know if you can advise me on my first Kindle purchase! I am torn between the Amazon Kindle and the Paperwhite. There's a couple of pros and cons with each one but there's one thing that I am trying to find out.

I am quite a visual person and I love a good book cover. I noticed when looking at some demo Kindles that on the Paperwhite, when browsing the books you could browse by book cover, however on the normal Kindle the cover is missing and it's just by title.

Could some Kindle users advise me whether the book covers are indeed missing from the Amazon Kindle?
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Old 01-02-2013, 16:55
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Yeah, browsing titles on the basic Kindle is text only. Images are reproduced within the text of the book itself though.
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Old 01-02-2013, 18:59
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You will get covers on the Kindle Touch.
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Old 01-02-2013, 20:17
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You will get covers on the Kindle Touch.
And the paperwhite.
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Old 01-02-2013, 21:00
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And the paperwhite.
The OP already knows that

I noticed when looking at some demo Kindles that on the Paperwhite, when browsing the books you could browse by book cover, however on the normal Kindle the cover is missing and it's just by title.
The Kindle touch has just had a update
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...deId=200841340
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:16
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The OP already knows that



The Kindle touch has just had a update
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...deId=200841340
is the Kindle touch the same as the standard Amazon Kindle?
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Old 02-02-2013, 20:57
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is the Kindle touch the same as the standard Amazon Kindle?
No, theres quite a few diffrences.
All down to personal preference.

http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/201...-review-video/

Are you thinking of getting one?

Theres the newer
http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/201...t-impressions/


You can always try before you buy in the likes of Tesco or WHSmiths.
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:17
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Thanks everyone, especially 1saintly for your help.

Think I'll need to look at them again to make up my mind but interesting to read the reviews!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:57
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The Kindle Paperwhite is the best one in my humble opinion.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:59
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The Kindle Paperwhite is the best one in my humble opinion.
Is the paperwhite better than the touch? I'm getting eye strain from reading the touch. Does the built in light make a big difference?
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:18
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The built in light makes a massive difference, it has 20 brightness settings. In low light conditions you have it on low (I have it on 3 to read at night with no other lights on). In lighter conditions the higher you have the light setting the whiter the page looks giving a much better contrast and easier read.

I've been using the Paperwhite since the day it launched here and when I pick up my old (my wifes) basic model it seems rather primitive, although I loved it before the paperwhite came along.

My mum has the Kindle Touch and I'd say the paperwhite is considerably better. I think they improved the touch screen on the paperwhite along with the higher definition display. The only downside is the paperwhite has no text to speech, which the Touch does.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:51
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The built in light makes a massive difference, it has 20 brightness settings. In low light conditions you have it on low (I have it on 3 to read at night with no other lights on). In lighter conditions the higher you have the light setting the whiter the page looks giving a much better contrast and easier read.

I've been using the Paperwhite since the day it launched here and when I pick up my old (my wifes) basic model it seems rather primitive, although I loved it before the paperwhite came along.

My mum has the Kindle Touch and I'd say the paperwhite is considerably better. I think they improved the touch screen on the paperwhite along with the higher definition display. The only downside is the paperwhite has no text to speech, which the Touch does.
Thanks for this. I think the PW, would be much better suited to me. The screen on the touch is so dark, even with a bright bedside light and the text made bigger, my eyes sting after a while.

When I bought the Touch I had no idea the PW would be rolled out 8 weeks later - annoying!! Anyway, I took the insurance out so the next question is how do you kill a kindle
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