Watching series is fun, but every now and then you feel like reading a good book. With an e-reader you can have a whole bookcase of thousands of books with you and still read relaxed on a paper-like screen.
No wonder e-readers remain popular. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite now has a few new improvements. Is it worth switching to Paperwhite now?
More pleasant reading experience due to larger, reflection-free screen
Indeed, the revamped Kindle Paperwhite includes some improvements that will please users. Consider, for example, the backlight function, which also makes it possible to read books in the dark. This light is also adjustable and adapted to your biorhythm, so that you do not disturb your day-night rhythm when you read in bed.
With a screen size of 6.8 inches, reflection-free, the e-reader can be used in full sunlight. The completely flat front also makes the experience more than that of a book. As with the Model Model T, the Paperwhite is available in any color as long as it is black.
Weeks of battery life thanks to e-paper
As with all Amazon e-readers, the battery lasts weeks rather than hours. This is easy to charge via a USB-C cable. The reason is the e-paper screen. The pixels here are not formed by spots or OLEDs, but by ink balls that are turned in a certain direction depending on the direction of the magnetic field.
It takes no power to keep the spheres in their position, which is why the e-reader uses power so economically. The disadvantage is that the screen responds a bit slower, but that is not a problem in the case of an e-reader. After all, if you read your page you only turn after a few tens of seconds.
By the way, with this version of the Amazon . you can Kindle Paperwhite leaves 20% faster than its predecessors. The Paperwhite is available in three memory sizes, 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. The 8 GB version costs €150, each doubling increases the price by €20.
Waterproof, so suitable for reading in the bath
Vacationers will be delighted with the water resistance of this new model. The e-reader can withstand submersion for 60 minutes in fresh water at a depth of 2 m, or for 3 minutes in seawater at a depth of 25 cm. This makes the Kindle Paperwhite IPX8 classified.
Disadvantages Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon naturally wants to sell as many books as possible, and therefore did not make it easy to read the standard e-book formats Epub and Mobi. Instead, you’re basically stuck with the proprietary Amazon format.
The good news is that there are a lot of Amazon books, almost every book that has been published is for sale on Amazon. And with the free program Caliber you can convert books in Epub and Mobi into Amazon compatible books. You can then send this to the e-reader via WiFi.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite significantly improved
Often improvements to an existing model are only marginal, but Amazon really seems to have done its best here to make the Paperwhite more user-friendly and attractive. If you often read books, the price difference between a budget e-reader and the Paperwhite is only a few tens, which makes this an attractive choice.