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Old 01-31-2013, 12:22 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by caleb72 View Post
I read for a couple of hours tonight with the light setting at 12 and I found it quite reasonable.
My preferred setting is 13, in most places in my home If there is a lot of light, then I just turn down the lighting. The only thing it does then, is make the page a little whiter, and eat a lot of power. Strange thing is: I actually also prefer setting 12-13 in pitch black darkness. When going lower, the contrast becomes too low.

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I loved the "time left..." progress markers and actually it time left in book to get a good feel for whether I should aim for finishing the book tonight. Lovely idea.
And it's quite accurate too. It never misses the mark by more than half a minute when reading a chapter. I use it to judge if I should start a new chapter when I still have other things to do. If it says "35 minutes left", and I have to go to an appointment in 20 minutes, I usually don't start the chapter. Use it more than I thought it would.

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Battery is going down a bit faster than I'd like, but I'll keep an eye on that. You tend to move around screens alot when you initially get a device. My use may well change quite a bit once I get comfortable with it and the battery may deplete less quickly.
You can be sure of this. When you have found your preferred font and size, and set the device as you like it, the only thing you pretty much do is open a book and turn pages. (As it should be.) The battery life is comparable to my previous Kindle Touch; a bit less, because of the backlight, but not worryingly so. It lasts long enough to make that I forget when I charged it last

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Anyway - so far so good. Although I may have a couple of doubts here and there about the screen, I'm not sure if it's more a case of me being influenced by the reports of others or if I genuinely have some reservations. But I'm not huffing mad at this point, so that's a good sign.
With regard to the screen: I took some pictures of mine to show to others, and let me tell you, the least of focusing errors creates lens abberations such as a green or pink cast around letters (chromatic abberations). Pictures don't always show how the screen looks in real life. Just look at it, at your prefferred lighting settings, and if it's good, then it's good. I wouldn't go and actively try to find something to fault. You'll go crazy.

Have fun with the PW

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