I’ve owned a Kindle Paperwhite ereader for about 5 months now and I’m in love. I’ve increased the amount I read by one million percent, yea, that’s pretty scientific.
- Read more (on average Kindle owner’s do)
- Highlight passage, saved in one location “My Clippings”
- Send-to-Kindle function for web articles and blogs
- NOT back-lit display and no glare screen
- Battery life (measured in months, not hours)
- Kindle books are cheaper, classics are free
- Save Trees – no more dusty library shelves, less baggage
- Measure’s reading speed, let’s you know how much time left in chapter/book
- Built-in dictionary, touch a word you don’t know, then know it, BOOM
- Touch-screen reacts slowly
- some obscure books are not available as ebooks
Why an eReader over a tablet?
I do not own a tablet, and probably never will, so I am a little biased. An eReader, like the Paperwhite, is meant for one thing: READING. I do not want the distractions a tablet provides of the internet or Facebook when I sit down to read. Having a dedicated eReader helps keep that priority in check!
Want to check the internet? Use your smartphone or a computer. I have never been in a situation where I said to myself “If only I had a tablet right now…”
Battery life is much better on an ereader than tablets and the Paperwhite is not backlit like a tablet so it won’t destroy your eyes. If all that doesn’t convince you, the Kindle Paperwhite is a fraction of the cost of tablets!
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On a scale from 1-10, here is my final score for the Kindle Paperwhite: