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Kindle, which one to buy?

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IrishCream123 Sat 22-Aug-20 18:46:23

I would like to buy a Kindle for my husband for our anniversary, but not sure which one to buy? Is the paperwhite worth the extra £50 over the basic kindle?

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Ruth2009 Sat 22-Aug-20 18:52:38

Yes so you can read it in the dark, it's also easy to see in bright sunshine. I love mine

IrishCream123 Sun 23-Aug-20 09:13:58


Yes so you can read it in the dark, it's also easy to see in bright sunshine. I love mine

Thank you, that’s very helpful.

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cliffdiver Sun 23-Aug-20 09:20:18

I had a Paperwhite for years - absolutely loved it.

When it broke recently, I saw the 'basic' Kindle had been updated to include a backlight, so I opted for one of those instead of getting another Paperwhite.

Bad decision. It feels cheap, is harder to turn, gets stuck on pages and also sometimes skips numerous pages without me touching it.

I would recommend a Paperwhite.

Landlubber2019 Sun 23-Aug-20 09:22:03

Paperwhite definitely, had mine for years and years.

user159 Sun 23-Aug-20 09:26:37

Paper white! My last one lasted for 8 years with almost daily use. Just got the new one and it's excellent, worth the extra in my opinion.

Fruitbowlflowers Sun 23-Aug-20 09:28:00

I love my paper white had it for years now. I love that you can read in dark without blue light and read in bright sunshine on holiday too.
It’s getting slow at turning pages and keeps crashing so I think I need a new one, but will definitely go for another paper white, plus the long battery life is brilliant.

ImaSababa Sun 23-Aug-20 10:17:12

The Paperwhite is brilliant. Highly recommend spending the extra.

CormoranStrike Sun 23-Aug-20 11:15:36

Team paper white all the way - so much better than the basic.

50shadesoflunacy Sun 23-Aug-20 11:20:05

Another Paperwhite fan here. I do wish we could have an option of page turning buttons on it though. I miss those.

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