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Initial post: Jun 5, 2014 9:16:31 AM PDT
sher says:
Can you also view videos and surf the web on the paper white, like you can the kindle fire? I have the fire, but can not read out side because of the light. Thought about the paper white.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2014 9:18:55 AM PDT
No, the Paperwhite has an e-ink screen. It is a dedicated e-reader, not a tablet.

The Paperwhite is fabulous for reading. Many Fire owners also have an e-ink Kindle for their reading. The Paperwhite is hands down, the best reader there is, bar none.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 9:19:04 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
No to videos, very limited web surfing (no videos/animations/games/flash/etc).
Completely different screen technology.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2014 9:20:44 AM PDT
Miss Carol says:
No. The Paperwhite is a dedicated reader. Because of the e-ink screen, you can't do things like watch videos - that's just not possible with that type of device currently. On wifi you can surf the web sort of - but you definitely don't want to depend on it for long! Think of it as a bookstore - you're not going to be surfing the web or watching videos (in one that only has books) - you're just going to be able to read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2014 9:20:45 AM PDT
Tinker-bella says:
No, the Paperwhite uses eInk, so it is only capable of displaying static images.

While it does have an experimental browser, it is painfully slow and clunky to use... and most websites do not work well (even mobile sites) as they are typically graphic heavy.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 9:27:49 AM PDT
sher says:
Thank-you
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