Who loves to read may not necessarily feel the need to buy an e-trader, even those who, as in the case of the writer, are passionate about technology that easily let themselves be captivated by anything with a screen. The smell of paper, as well as the tactile sensation of peeled pages is a feedback that, at least today, no hi-tech device can reproduce and for some, it is completely indispensable. With the kindle vs paperwhite this is the best deal now.
However it can happen that you suddenly find yourself traveling almost every day and not having the possibility – and the physical space – to be able to have all the books always at hand. In these cases, the most obvious solution is to overcome the prejudices by opting for an ebook reader since, in a small space, it can contain thousands of books and offer an autonomy of several weeks on a single charge.
Everything started from here
Which one to choose? On the market there are now several models of more producers that vary in prices, functions and quality. In relation to our needs and how much importance we gave – at least initially to this kind of product we opted for the Kindle in the simple version of 69.99 euros, among the cheapest and for which we wanted to try to give a chance.
Until we had it in our hands, we were not absolutely certain that we had made the right purchase. In this sense, the reviews found online did not help us at all; after having read more than 500, we realized that the opinions were too different from each other, going from those who praise the Kindle as the best e-reader to whom, perhaps thanks to the misfortune of having a unit in their hands faulty, he curses the day he bought it.
The Use for the Ebooks
E-books require a specific device to allow restful reading. And one of the most famous e-book readers in the world is the Amazon Kindle. Today the new Kindle Paperwhite was presented, a sort of sedan that is positioned between the utility car simply called “Kindle” and the luxurious “Oasis”.
This is a fourth generation model that now seems to have reached full technological maturity. It is more manageable than in the past, thanks to a thickness of 8.18 mm and a weight of 182 grams, and is resistant to liquids – no more than 60 minutes at a depth of 2 meters. The back area is soft and the page change is done simply by touching the right or left side of the screen depending on whether you want to proceed forward or backward.
The main quality is however linked to the 6-inch touch screen with electronic ink (e-ink) which, in addition to this model, is finally flush with the chassis. Nothing to do with the LCD panels of smartphones, tablets or monitors. The e-ink technology, which today tends to be offered with 16 levels of gray, was created to offer a reading experience similar to that of paper. In short, the eyes do not tire.
The detail of the characters is then ensured by a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, like the top of the range Kindle Oasis. It should also be remembered that e-book readers allow complete control of the size and font, thus further facilitating the reading of texts.
- Autonomy is also the record, given the world of gadgets. Thanks to this type of screen you can enjoy weeks of operation not hours.
Storage space has been doubled compared to the previous model. It starts from the 8 GB version and gets to the 32 GB top set-up. It should be remembered that even with just 8 GB of space, around 6000/7000 digital books can be stored. Moreover, thanks to the integrated Wi-Fi, books can be purchased directly on Amazon using their own home connection or free ones on the premises.