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Initial post: Jan 12, 2014 6:01:29 PM PST
Alan Katz says:
If I just want a reader, am I better off with the original Kindle or with the Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2014 6:02:57 PM PST
I prefer the Paperwhite to the Fire, and I prefer my old e-ink Kindles (Kindle Keyboard and Basic Kindle) to the Fire.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 6:06:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 12, 2014 6:08:26 PM PST
GnomeEd says:
The Paperwhite! The fire isn't even an eReader, it's a tablet. The Paperwhit is THE top of the line eReader.

So if you want to read buy an eReader. If you want to surf the net, email, watch videos then buy a tablet.


You could just buy both. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2014 6:21:10 PM PST
❤ Ann says:
For reading, a dedicated e-reader is best. The Paperwhite is great. The 'basic' Kindle is a good choice too.

E-ink screens are easier on the eyes and can be used outdoors in bright light. E-readers are smaller and lighter than tablets, and the battery lasts longer.

I enjoy my Fire for other things, but use my Paperwhite for reading.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 11:14:30 PM PST
The $69.00 Kindle (aka 'The Basic'), or The PaperWhite, would be best for just reading. Both are E-Ink e-readers you can use in bright sun, and both have a long lasting battery charge. The PaperWhite is front lit, while the Kindle (Basic) has to be lit by sun, a lamp, etc, so you can read the PaperWhite in bed, at night, without disturbing a bed partner much....or worrying about falling asleep with a bedside lamp on. The PaperWhite is a bit more expensive, but also more convenient. If you are more concerned with convenience, get the PaperWhite. If you are more concerned with saving money, get the Kindle Basic.
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