Originally Posted by Lynx-lynx
Harry when you say built in light do you mean back lighting like say on a tablet?
That's why I use the Playbook to read because it's not a flat screen colour.
Does that make sense?
I'll look out for a Kindle Paperwhite next time I'm out and about in various department stores. Thanks!!
No. eInk screens are opaque, and can't be backlit. The current range of reading devices with lighting use side-lighting - basically LEDs built into the side of the bezel, and some form of light diffuser to spread it (reasonably) evenly across the screen. The two best-known ones are probably the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kobo Glo. The lighting isn't perfect, but it's a lot better than you get from any clip-on book light.