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Initial post: May 6, 2013 9:53:56 AM PDT
if I want to use the Kindle fire as an reader what kind of screen issues are there in the outdoors?

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 9:57:48 AM PDT
The sun pretty much covers it. Shade and turning up the brightness help but only minimally.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 10:00:49 AM PDT
The Kindle Fire has a backlit LCD screen like your PC or cell phone. In bright sunlight you will have difficulty reading the screen. It's not clarity or glare that is the problem. The issue is that the ambient light (the sun) is brighter than the light from the screen. It's like looking out a window at night with all the interior lights on.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 10:03:39 AM PDT
New Girl says:
Cindy, all LCD displays like the one on the Fire are very hard to read in bright light. While you can find shade and turn the brightness up it can still be very difficult to read outdoors.

Assuming you already have a Fire, if you expect to read outdoors a lot I would consider buying one of the basic kindles ($69) to use outside. Your eyes will thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 10:17:41 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"if I want to use the Kindle fire as an reader what kind of screen issues are there in the outdoors?"

They work great outdoors at night - unlike the e-ink ones..

Posted on May 6, 2013 10:19:18 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
and those skylights are terrible too if you normally sit under one

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 10:25:51 AM PDT
Great for stalkers, sitting in their cars...

Posted on May 6, 2013 10:28:25 AM PDT
ambrosia says:
The Paperwhite works great at night in total darkness and is decent in the sunlight.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 3:04:18 PM PDT
Absolutely none. You can't see the screen so there are no issues.
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