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Kindle Paperwhite with more built-in memory or expandable memory

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Initial post: Apr 18, 2013 10:27:47 AM PDT
John Liao says:
I would love to buy Kindle Paperwhite. The only thing that is stopping me is the 2 GB memory. My technical book collections are at 3 GB (and growing) and I want to be able to fit ALL those books on the Kindle to carry with me for reference purposes. I would pay premium for Kindle Paperwhite with more memory. I am really disappointed that Amazon don't offer Kindle Paperwhite with different memory configurations

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 10:35:20 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Did you send feedback to Amazon or is complaining to other customers your sole objective?

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 10:47:22 AM PDT
Buy the 3G model and you will have constant access to the Cloud to be able to download your books wherever/whenever you need them. You would not want to keep your entire collection on the Kindle; it will slow it down and make it buggy.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 11:03:49 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:07:06 AM PDT
John Liao says:
I could not figure out where to submit product enhancement request for Amazon's kindle product. If you know how I can do that, I would love to know. This was the only place I know to provide some feedbacks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:08:40 AM PDT
You can e-mail with your suggestions.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:15:41 AM PDT
John Liao says:
I buy my books from multiple publishers (O'Reilly, Manning, Apress, Pragmatic) directly. I'm not sure how the cloud works with all these ebooks I get from these different publishers.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:17:26 AM PDT
John Liao says:
Thanks! I will send emails to

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:20:51 AM PDT
❤ Ann says:
It doesn't. The "Cloud" is your storage space on Amazon's servers for content you've purchased from Amazon. You do have the option to use the personal document service to send docs or books from other sources to your account, but there are size limits. See for details.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:21:47 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
If your reference books have a lot of diagrams then the Paperwhite may not be your best choice. You really should see in person how your technical books look on a 6-inch ereader.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:43:01 AM PDT
John Liao says:
I've seen these technical books on Kindle, at the least the older versions of kindle, and it's readable since these books are in mobi format. I never really plan to rely on Kindle to read the technical diagrams anyways. I assuming that PaperWhite would not be that much different from the older Kindle models.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 12:05:33 PM PDT
John Liao says:
Just for reference and perspective...for whatever reason my technical ebooks (in mobi format) are large. One of my technical ebook is almost 100 MB and I have several that are around 50 ~ 80 MB range. So 1.25 GB is not a whole lot books, definitely not 1000 books, more like 50 of my technical books.

Posted on May 16, 2013 1:48:37 AM PDT
D. Alves says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2013 5:45:33 AM PDT
If you get an answer, it's likely to be the canned, "Thanks for your input; I will forward this to our Development Team." (read: circular file) They may in fact eventually implement customer ideas, but the response you get is probably going to be a rote one.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2013 5:59:19 AM PDT
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Posted on May 16, 2013 9:56:12 PM PDT
Sue says:
I am not sure why a person would choose a ereader like a Paperwhite to read large technical books on. I know the Paperwhite is priced low butthat is because it does not have all the bells and whistles that other Kindles or tablets have.

If you want to look at diagrams in a book, the Kindle Fire is the best way to do that. You need to match your needs with the tablet that will delever them to you.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2013 10:36:05 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Que lastima. Pobrecito.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2013 11:22:33 AM PDT
John Liao says:
It's not the cost of Kindle Fire, I want the battery life of Kindle paperwhite and less strain on my eyes with e-ink. I stare at my computer screen enough during the day that my eyes gets sore. If Amazon makes 10" kindle paperwhite, I would buy those instead..even at the $300+ price range. Besides, I already have a 10" android tablet...but I still find Kindles easier on the eyes.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2013 11:39:30 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
The DX model has already been discontinued because of poor sales. I can't see them coming out with a larger screen Paperwhite. I don't think there is enough demand for it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 10:03:01 AM PDT
magnumicer says:
yeah, but what amazon mean by a 1000 books is if it is in the file format .epub, and not pdf which i think those large technical books are in

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 10:04:09 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
kindles can't read epub

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 4:12:33 PM PST
Does anyone know how I can check to see if my Paperwhite is 2 or 3GB?
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