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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Update to the Kindle., September 18, 2012
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This review is from: Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 5th) - for international shipment (Electronics)
My first e-reader was the Kindle Keyboard with 3G, which was eventually mishandled by a friend. As a result, I pre-ordered this Kindle when it was first released. I had looked at the silver model of the same device and at the Kindle Touch while I was trying to decide, but I'm glad that I decided on this one.

. It's a lot smaller than the Kindle Keyboard. This makes it a lot lighter, easier to pack, and easier to hold.
. The buttons on the sides are fantastic. They're more responsive than the Kindle Keyboard, and press in slightly, instead of straight down.
. Despite the lack of physical keyboard or touch keyboard, it's still very easy to take notes and make highlights with this kindle - the five-way controller is very fast and responsive.
. Though this Kindle has had its internal storage reduced by half, it isn't a problem. I've loaded ~300 books onto my Kindle and so far haven't even used 10% of the available storage - nobody will ever read 20,000 books in between charges.
. Battery life seems quite good. After reading for six solid hours, there was no depletion of the battery icon at all.
. The firmware included with this model of the Kindle renders sharper, denser, blacker text and a lighter background. The black bezel also makes the text 'pop' and gives this kindle an edge over devices which are shiny or aren't black.
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Initial post: Jun 18, 2013 1:37:13 PM PDT
Nik says:
Have you any time tried to load pdf into kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2013 6:43:15 PM PDT
Amanda J says:
E-ink readers typically do not handle PDFs very well. The 6" screen is too small to render the PDF, which is designed to be printed as an A4 page. PDF is not considered an ebook format - it's a printable format. You're better off buying the book in an accepted ebook format, or borrowing it from a library.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 10:12:17 AM PDT
J. Smith says:
I have loaded hundreds of books in PDF format onto my Kindle and, other than minor formatting issues, I have been able to read them successfully. As long as there are no graphs, charts, or detailed illustrations you should be good.
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