If you liked Amazon’s final Paperwhite e-reader, you will just like the 2015 version slightly far more. That is mainly because the new third-generation model adopts the identical high-resolution e-ink show with the top-of-the-line Kindle Voyage when otherwise maintaining the identical design and style, built-in front light, and beginning price tag tag as the prior 2013 model : $119, ￡109 or AU$179 for the Wi-Fi version. Lenovo flex 2 14 Notebook Akkus This model also comes in higher-priced 3G and ad-free versions (the baseline model serves up “special offers,” otherwise known as ads). So, similar e-reader, better screen. Like the Voyage, the new Paperwhite uses a 6-inch Carta E Ink HD touchscreen show, with a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch. Amazon says that is “(twice) the pixels because the earlier generation Kindle Paperwhite.” And like all e-ink screens, its big selling points are its energy efficiency (charge it about once a month) and viewability in direct sunlight. The added resolution doesn’t make as big a difference as you might think. In other words, should you have that earlier Paperwhite, you needn’t rush out and upgrade it. Akku HP 250 g3 But images and text appear a bit crisper, particularly with smaller font sizes. The extra screen sharpness is a subtle but important upgrade in a product category that’s reached a maturation point and isn’t seeing much in the way of major advancements as additional people do their reading on their phones and tablets.
It’s been years since Amazon’s first Paperwhite Kindle hit the scene, and it’s a bit surprising how small has changed since then. In fact, if I pulled out this latest one and showed it to you with the screen off, you’d be hard-pressed to spot any differences. That curvy, soft-to-the-touch plastic body? The placement in the micro-USB port, power button and status light? How recessed the touchscreen is? All of these physical particulars have remained exactly the same. In fact, the only differences of note between the 2015 Paperwhite and the original are the logos embossed on the back (they now say “Amazon” instead of “Kindle”) and the color on the Kindle logo right beneath the screen. medion akoya s6212t Notebook Akkus The 2015 Paperwhite’s look is a classic case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and even a style snob like me is willing to give it a pass since it’s still lightweight and nestles nicely into the hand. Of course, none of that means the Paperwhite’s style is perfect. I’m still somewhat miffed that Amazon didn’t enlarge the power button and slap it onto the back from the reader like it did with the Voyage. Instead, you’ve got to grope around for a tiny nub on the Paperwhite’s bottom edge, which gets old surprisingly quickly. Notebook Akkus Lenovo m30 70 The screen is also still recessed into the surface of your Paperwhite’s body, which can make flipping through pages ever so slightly jarring — your finger often smacks right into the edge of that plastic bezel. Yes, I know: I’m picking nits here, but Amazon really nailed the Kindle design and style with the Voyage. How long until that stuff trickles down too? Anyway, before your eyes take all that minutiae in, they’ll probably settle on the 6-inch E Ink screen. This year, Amazon pumped the resolution of the Paperwhite’s screen up to 300 pixels per inch, which makes for exactly the same super-crisp text and visuals I gushed over when the high-falutin’ Kindle Voyage debuted last year. It was only a matter of time, really, but that shouldn’t diminish the quality of what we’ve got here; the thing looks great. There have been some under-the-hood improvements too, although they’re tougher to spot unless you put a slew of Kindles side by side (we’ll get to that shortly). Meanwhile, you’ve still got 4GB of storage for your digital library, and you can opt for a model with a built-in 3G radio for $70 extra.
The Paperwhite has a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM (an increase from the second-generation’s 256MB), for all-around faster performance. It uses 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, or 3G data on AT&T’s network to download ebooks to its 4GB of internal storage. There is no external memory support, but there is free cloud storage, so you can carry your ebook library across any variety of devices that can download Amazon’s Kindle app. You can even link Amazon accounts together using the Family Library feature, so you can easily share Kindle books with one another. Batterie pour HP A new About This Book feature reveals information about the title you’re currently reading, its author, and its place in a series, too. Amazon’s Goodreads social network is included as well, which you can access by tapping on the “g” icon in the toolbar at the top rated of your screen. From there, you can follow friends, view your shelved books, share passages although reading, see what friends are reading, and rate books in a manner similar to the Amazon.com storefront. You can also update lists like what you’re currently reading, what you have read, and what you want to read. FreeTime also returns here, a feature that lets you create profiles for kids so you can set reading goals for them. Lenovo Batterie It tracks accomplishments, awards achievements, and generally encourages better reading habits. It makes the Paperwhite kid-proof too, locking out the Kindle Store, Goodreads, Wikipedia, and the (beta, rudimentary) Web browser, so kids don’t get distracted or go shopping. The Paperwhite features a new typesetting engine and a new font, Bookerly. As far as fonts go, it’s pretty nice. I prefer it more than the other fonts available, including Baskerville and Helvetica, since Bookerly resembles the typography you’d find in an actual book. But don’t upgrade from your old Kindle just for the font: Both the typesetting engine and the font will be available on Kindle Fire tablets, Kindle ebook readers, and Kindle iOS and Android apps through a forthcoming software update.
Display and Reading
A Kindle is only as good as its screen, and this is one area where the Kindle Paperwhite (2015) really excels. Its 300ppi display really is a step up and it makes ereading a extra pleasant experience than ever, and of course the built-in light has made a return too, ensuring you can comfortably read even in dark environments. The act of reading is much the identical as ever. A tap on the centre or right from the screen will turn to the next page, which it does quite speedily, although a tap to the far left edge will turn it back one and a tap on the bottom left corner will let you switch between viewing the estimated time left in the book, or in the chapter, or the page or location you’re on. Battery Dell Finally, a tap near the top will bring down a menu bar which lets you customise the reading experience. This allows you to quickly change the brightness, search for something in the book, jump to a specific chapter, or change the font, text size, margins and line spacing. You’ll find the new Bookerly font here, though the Kindle Paperwhite (2015) defaults to it anyway. I talked about this in the key features section, but in short it’s a good font. It looks attractive, doesn’t seem out of place in a book, and importantly it’s easy to read. Battery HP There are six other font options though if you’re not a fan of Amazon’s creation, and text can be made very large, which could be handy if you don’t have the best eyesight. Other Kindle staples are also only a tap away. There’s X-Ray for example, which lets you explore the “bones of a book,” as Amazon puts it, to learn additional about its characters and themes.
Amazon says the Paperwhite’s battery lasts up to six weeks should you read for half an hour each day at the level 10 of brightness and turn off the wireless connection. The estimate seems about right. Delta Oplader Its battery life is stunning. There’s literally nothing out there that can compete except other ebook readers. Even if you’re a hardcore reader, you can take this device on a month-long sabbatical and you’ll be fine. In the event you aren’t, don’t worry simply because it charges with any Micro USB.
Finally, it’s worth noting that as usual there are both Wi-Fi and 3G models available. With the increased proliferation of Wi-Fi and smartphone-created hotspots I’m not sure who really needs the 3G version and at ￡150 it’s an expensive convenience. Both models are available for ￡10 less if you’re happy for Amazon to advertise to you on the lockscreen, Amazon calls this ‘With Special Offers’. Dell Adattatore For most, the key question will be whether the 2015 Kindle is worth upgrading to from their current model. The new Paperwhite is certainly a step up from the old one, but it’s not enough to justify an upgrade. Those with older, unlit Kindles should seriously consider buying this new one, it’s far cheaper than the top-of-the-line Kindle Voyage, yet the only real downside is the lack of a light sensor. Delta Adattatore If you’re buying an eReader for the first time, the Paperwhite is still the obvious choice. However, the Kobo Glo HD is smaller, smarter-looking, has better text-handling and an equally great screen. If you’re set on Amazon then the Paperwhite is the way to go, but in case you want to keep your options open when it comes to booksellers then the Glo HD is arguably better.