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whatisthenewnormal Fri 17-Jul-20 21:53:49

I have won £100 of amazon vouchers and would like to spend them on a kindle as a treat for myself. I read in bed each night to go to sleep and in the garden in the summer.

Do I go for the standard kindle and have £20 for a cover or something else. Or do I go for the paperwhite and add £30 of my own money?

Kindle users is the paperwhite worth the extra money?

TIA

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wineandcheeseplease Fri 17-Jul-20 21:56:03

I have the standard kindle with back-light and it's amazing, I feel no need for the paperwhite

JacobReesMogadishu Fri 17-Jul-20 21:57:57

The Current standard kindle is I believe what used To be the paperwhite. Ie it has the backlight which was the big selling feature of the paperwhite.

Only difference as far as I could see now is the current paperwhite is waterproof.

I got the kindle.

whatisthenewnormal Fri 17-Jul-20 22:06:21

Thanks, from the descriptions the only real differences I could see is the paperwhite being waterproof and has 8gb storage instead of 4gb.

I don't need waterproof, do you all find the 4gb storage enough?

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whatisthenewnormal Fri 17-Jul-20 22:06:31

Thanks, from the descriptions the only real differences I could see is the paperwhite being waterproof and has 8gb storage instead of 4gb.

I don't need waterproof, do you all find the 4gb storage enough?

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rosegoldwatcher Fri 17-Jul-20 22:09:27

Yes - current paperwhite is waterproof and has double the storage. (8GB as compared to 4GB.)

I have the paperwhite but if/when it needs to be replaced I would buy the standard one.

Bmidreams Fri 17-Jul-20 22:10:45

Standard definitely.

whatisthenewnormal Fri 17-Jul-20 22:15:48

Thank you all. Standard kindle with cover ordered for the grand total out of my pocket of £4.98

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JacobReesMogadishu Fri 17-Jul-20 22:25:37

4gb is plenty, you can remove from device but store in the cloud Thing if you need to. Then re add them later if you need to.

Gingaaarghpussy Fri 17-Jul-20 22:41:15

I have a paperwhite, I dont use it because it hasn't got page curl. How sad am I?grin

TheHighestSardine Fri 17-Jul-20 23:15:52

Four gig is enough for a thousand copies of The Lord Of The Rings, just for your peace of mind smile

Bmidreams Sat 18-Jul-20 05:02:46

Enjoy it op! They're brilliant! I'm a massive book lover, always have been and even I don't miss actual books!

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