If you have been following Kindle since its lunch you would have noticed that it has gone through various revisions till date. It has come a long way from its pathetic design and full QWERTY keyboard. But, in the last six years, they have added some interesting design to Kindle making it more demanding in the market.
But, in the year 2012, Amazon reached its most amazing point with Papperwhite. But, it seemed that after that they were not any ideas for improving the device. Though, in the recent time they have made it much lighter as compared to last year’s model.
Another change is the change in the existence of the Amazon logo which is now at the rear in place of the logo of the Kindle. Apart from this, there is not much change in the new design. Things what make it best looking ereader are the matte black plastic and a slim, narrow design which has uncluttered buttons or kind add-ons.
Amazon has put up most of its effect in the screen which though has the same resolution as the previous one. But a technology has improved the contrast and reflectivity. This is only visible when you put up the old and new model next to each other.
Its touch technology has also improved with a 19% tighter touch grid. This implies that you will get a good response while swiping up the page. Another advantage is the 25% faster processor. Amazon has added a built-in reading light for the comfort of the customer. An improved guiding light to the surface of the display will have you navigate pages properly.
There is no such big change in the interface. The home screen will give you a feeling of a book. For the reading, this device is brilliant and you can them on train to work in the morning, a sunny beach or in the middle of the night in the pitch black of your bedroom.
Another added feature in this year’s model is the Smart Lookup which brings together a number of features already available into a single easy to use interface. Another interesting feature is Vocabulary builder. This will collect words you look up while reading then will allow you to see them in one place. And once you master those words you can remove them.
Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite has not increased a much since 2013 but they did added few features this year. Money wise, it is even better. This new Paperwhite is not recommended if you’re thinking of buying it. May be you should wait for next year and hope that the there are some more improvements in the current device.
Date: December 5, 2013