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Post by JenaW84 » 06 Nov 2013, 21:54

I want to get a kindle paperwhite. but I keep wondering if I should just skip that and get the kindle fire? help! idk which one I should get.

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Post by gali » 07 Nov 2013, 07:40

If it is just for the purposes of reading, the kindle paperwhite is enough. The kindle fire is a tab.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by JenaW84 » 07 Nov 2013, 09:05

gali wrote:If it is just for the purposes of reading, the kindle paperwhite is enough. The kindle fire is a tab.

do you own the fire or the paperwhite? cause if you own the paperwhite, I was curious about the light feature on it and battery life.

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Post by gali » 07 Nov 2013, 09:19

JenaW84 wrote:
gali wrote:If it is just for the purposes of reading, the kindle paperwhite is enough. The kindle fire is a tab.

do you own the fire or the paperwhite? cause if you own the paperwhite, I was curious about the light feature on it and battery life.
I have the kindle touch (without the light). I don't need the light.
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Post by booklvr62 » 07 Nov 2013, 10:29

JenaW84 wrote:I want to get a kindle paperwhite. but I keep wondering if I should just skip that and get the kindle fire? help! idk which one I should get.

I have a $200.00 Visa Rewards card coming for switching back to Time Warner Cable and I was considering whether to get the new Paperwhite or the Kindle Fire HD 8.9". First... there is a considerable difference in price, especially after you get the extended warranty and a Kindle cover,plus where my favorite/only reading spot is[my recliner] there is no room for a lamp, only the overhead light,and too many reviewers do not like the clip on reading lights,and since I do most of my reading for several hours at night,I really do need the lighted Kindle.
I have had the Kindle Touch for two years and totally love it for reading.I have never been one for hand-held games,even though an avid PC gamer,and not tempted in the least about watching movies/TV on an 8.9" or smaller screen,but you may feel differently.

Your decision should be based on first the money you have to spend, and second what would you want to use it for most? Read the Kindle forums at Amazon.For reading, nothing can beat the E-ink eReaders for comfort,so much different than the backlit tablets,like reading on a computer screen.My choice is the Paperwhite,which I will order as soon as I get the Visa card.

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Post by JenaW84 » 07 Nov 2013, 13:36

booklvr62 wrote:
JenaW84 wrote:I want to get a kindle paperwhite. but I keep wondering if I should just skip that and get the kindle fire? help! idk which one I should get.

I have a $200.00 Visa Rewards card coming for switching back to Time Warner Cable and I was considering whether to get the new Paperwhite or the Kindle Fire HD 8.9". First... there is a considerable difference in price, especially after you get the extended warranty and a Kindle cover,plus where my favorite/only reading spot is[my recliner] there is no room for a lamp, only the overhead light,and too many reviewers do not like the clip on reading lights,and since I do most of my reading for several hours at night,I really do need the lighted Kindle.
I have had the Kindle Touch for two years and totally love it for reading.I have never been one for hand-held games,even though an avid PC gamer,and not tempted in the least about watching movies/TV on an 8.9" or smaller screen,but you may feel differently.

Your decision should be based on first the money you have to spend, and second what would you want to use it for most? Read the Kindle forums at Amazon.For reading, nothing can beat the E-ink eReaders for comfort,so much different than the backlit tablets,like reading on a computer screen.My choice is the Paperwhite,which I will order as soon as I get the Visa card.
thank you for the info! I think I may just get the paperwhite. i just need it for reading. I'm not into all that app stuff.

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Post by booklvr62 » 07 Nov 2013, 16:50

You are most welcome. :] Happy Reading!

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Post by robertcjgraves » 11 Dec 2013, 11:25

I love my Paperwhite. I think the Fire is for people who want to play games and do non-reading stuff on it. I have an iPad for that sort of thing, and I LOVE my Paperwhite!

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Post by stephaniejean » 14 Dec 2013, 22:58

I've had a Paperwhite for almost a year now, and I love it! It's very simple, perfect if you only want it for reading. The battery life is really good.. I charge mine once or twice a month, just depending on how much I use it. The light feature is a little backwards - it tells you to dim it when you're in a darker room and raise it when you're in a lighter room, which is the opposite of what you should do.. But once you figure it out, it's a nice feature. There are many levels to choose which one works best for you :)

As long as you just want it for reading, I think it's the perfect kindle! It's lightweight and it was pretty cheap on Amazon.



I know this was posted a while ago.. have you ordered one yet? What do you think about it?

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Post by kaylahar6 » 20 Jan 2014, 10:43

I think that the paperwhite is only for reading. If you get the fire, you can play games and do things other then reading.

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Post by mochababy70 » 11 Nov 2017, 15:15

If you are just going to read books on it then I would suggest a Kindle Paper White. If you want to do other thing then I would suggest a Kindle Fire 7.

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Post by kingslexasoh1000 » 11 Nov 2017, 17:11

I would prefer a kindle paper white
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Post by Ems174 » 02 Feb 2018, 10:21

I have been reading with a paperwhite for 5 years. The battery life without wifi is about abweek. When wifi is enabled it lasts about a day. I have to say that you whould think twice about buying one as the latest updates messed up my kindle. I have an error code that amazon says is unfixable. I have seen many complaints in the same vein on the net.

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Post by jessinikkip » 02 Feb 2018, 11:01

I have the Kindle paperwhite and have for a few years and I love it! I can read for a couple weeks in between charging even with the light on full force and even with its age. If you're just looking for something to read on, the Paperwhite is excellent. The Fire comes with all the additions of a full tablet so it's a bit much if you'll just be needing the eReader portion.

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Post by DesireeRose » 05 Mar 2018, 17:00

Skip the Kindle Fire. The quality is awful, and the screen keeps you up at night. If you need an e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite is absolutely worth it. I have had mine for about four years now and it's as good as new. Also, the battery lasts for hours and hours. A Kindle Fire's battery life does not compare.

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