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Old 09-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #46
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The blacks look way blacker on the new device from that picture.
Yes they do, just like in the photo attached by @aceflor.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #47
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Did you return it after all or decide to keep it? I love the black. It's prettier, feel more nice in my hands and on my unit the contrast is very good.

I would exchange it for the newer one. Seeing you are still in your 30 day window you should have no problems getting upgraded and $10 back on it.
I did receive a $10 refund, shipping it back using a forwarder would in the end cost too much, not worth the hassle, besides this one is registered at the UK Amazon and has already paid for itself through some amazing bargains. One $12 book was a measly 20p.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:44 PM   #48
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Especially the bezel
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #49
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Blossom, do you still have K3? A possible side by side photo? Thank you.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #50
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Blossom, do you still have K3? A possible side by side photo? Thank you.
Here you go! You wont see much difference in this due to the contrast and screen are very similar but when looking at them side by side from the naked eye you can tell that K4B has a cleaner screen and slightly blacker text. My K3 has a different glass finish on it too the K4 is more Matte.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #51
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Congratulations Blossom! So glad you're so happy with it. It looks awesome in the pics! I'm on Kindle Paperwhite watch - can't wait!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #52
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Congratulations Blossom! So glad you're so happy with it. It looks awesome in the pics! I'm on Kindle Paperwhite watch - can't wait!
Me too! That's going to be my bedtime reader. I use the Kindle Fire now but sometimes my eyes are just too tried to deal with a LCD and I read that reading on one before bedtime is not good for sleeping habits.
Not to mention I am sick of dealing with missing covers and sync issues.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:59 PM   #53
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Interesting....Blossom...Actually I prefer the grey background of my erreaders, my 350, pb360, and my OPUS....but then again I also have grey backgrounds for office libre, firefox etc... i find the white/black contrast annoying to the eyes...maybe the new kindles will convert me..
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:07 PM   #54
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Interesting....Blossom...Actually I prefer the grey background of my erreaders, my 350, pb360, and my OPUS....but then again I also have grey backgrounds for office libre, firefox etc... i find the white/black contrast annoying to the eyes...maybe the new kindles will convert me..
I didn't think the Sony 350 had a grey background? We are talking two colors similar to each other. My K4S has a grey background with almost black text. If the text was black it wouldn't be a real issue but I read in low lighting. What really bothered me was the dinginess of the background. The K4B doesn't have this.
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Have fun! I wouldn't get any sleep if it were me!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #56
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I am surprised and have to admit it's no optical illusion due to the bezel, it really is a better screen and even better than the K3! If the paperwhite wasn't coming out in 2-2 1/2 weeks I would pick up one of the new K4's as well.
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Thank you for going to all this trouble Blossum. I was taking your word for your experience from your first post but it was good of you to try to show what you are experiencing. I like my Kindle 4 but would like it to be a bit lighter so I am ordering the new one. Thanks so much for your information. It was really helpful.
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Thank you for going to all this trouble Blossum. I was taking your word for your experience from your first post but it was good of you to try to show what you are experiencing. I like my Kindle 4 but would like it to be a bit lighter so I am ordering the new one. Thanks so much for your information. It was really helpful.
I hope you get a good one like I did! I know eInk can vary but I am happy Amazon listened to all feedback from frustrated Kindle users.

Now I know I am picky than most which is why it probably bothered me more than most people but now I'm happy with my Kindle. I bet the PW will be even better.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:47 AM   #59
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I am surprised and have to admit it's no optical illusion due to the bezel, it really is a better screen and even better than the K3! If the paperwhite wasn't coming out in 2-2 1/2 weeks I would pick up one of the new K4's as well.
Get them both.
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I am waiting for the KPW to be shipped in October right now but the photos make me consider to try the $69 Kindle as it seems the KPW doesn't have much better contrast.
I really hope they make screen quality more consistent so that everyone can be happy.
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