Originally Posted by crossi
Giving up additional memory space for a light that I would almost never need would be a poor trade for me. I have a few booklights. I never use them for reading but only as emergency flashlights. Unless I was planning to use my paperwhite to look in my fuse box for a blown fuse there would be no point for me.
The PW really is a totally different experience from using a booklight. I bought it thinking that it would be not terribly different to my previous Kindle Touch with a lighted cover. I was wrong - the integrated lighting is nothing like a booklight; it drastically improves the readability of the screen in ALL lighting conditions, from darkness to full sunlight.