Originally Posted by Cooling1978
There is definitely a difference in appearance between the K3/KTouch screens and the Paperwhite, but whether or not it is a negative change is entirely subjective. The text on my Kindle Touch screen appears to be right on the surface of the screen, while the text on the Paperwhite seems just slightly farther back. I'm certain this is due to the extra layer on the PW model. I am personally not bothered by it. It's just different.
I agree with this. It should be expected that extra layers on top of the screen would degrade visual quality.