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Old 11-09-2013, 07:31 AM   #76
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Doesn't the Kobo HD have 4GB of built-in storage? So isn't this a plus in the Kobo column?
Yes, both the Aura and the Aura HD have 4GB.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:36 AM   #77
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Don't think you need to apologise for expressing your opinion. I just wondered if maybe you'd only seen a Kindle that was set to show a large margin and weren't aware that wasn't the default.

However, I'm still at a loss as to what you are seeing? Looks to me like you could maybe fit another word per line if the margins were made slightly smaller! Fair enough you might prefer a narrower margin, but its certainly far from being a large wasted space that "waste as much if not more space than top and bottom margins on a Kobo device", no?

Incidentally, Canuck_in_Japan's picture does show that there can be improvements to the wasted space at the top of the Kobo, I prefer not to have to make any changes to books or the ereader itself to get the required customisation - which was what drew me to considering the Aura over the PW in the first place, customisation out of the box is far better with the Aura.... it's just other issues that are edging me to the PW.
By changing the side margins to approximate the margins in the post linked to above, my chapter page count went from 21 pages to 25 pages. I'm actually surprised that it increased by that much.

For me, it's not so much the number of words per page but how it looks. Can't really explain why I like the top and bottom margins (and don't consider them wasted space) but don't like the side margins, although to be honest, If I had no choice I would get accustomed to it and it probably wouldn't bother me.

I will admit to a bit of hyperbole in my original post (The embarassed faced icon was supposed to go here and I couldn't figure out how to move it. Arghh. too early in the morning for me.)
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #78
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mgmueller, the Aura has a flush bezel which differentiates it from the Paperwhite design. Also the back is textured making it easy to hold, I agree with you regarding the slippery back of they Aura HD. The Aura and the Paperwhite are equally good readers, choosing one over the other comes down to individual preferences.
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I would have gone with kobo. Epub support is huge
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Paperwhite 2 has really bad screen, it it smaller and have less pixels. I think it's only 800x600 or something.
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Paperwhite 2 has really bad screen, it it smaller and have less pixels. I think it's only 800x600 or something.
Both versions of the Paperwhite have the same size and resolution screen as the Kobo Aura. This is 6" and 1024*768. You might be comparing it to the Kobo Aura HD. That is 6.8" and resolution 1440*1080.
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Okay, I see.

So in the case of Aura HD vs PaperWhite, Aura HD wins then.
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Okay, I see.

So in the case of Aura HD vs PaperWhite, Aura HD wins then.
Screen wise, that is what most people say. But the Aura HD is bigger, heavier and has an unusual design. The latter has turned some people off it.
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Paperwhite 2 has really bad screen, it it smaller and have less pixels. I think it's only 800x600 or something.
KPW2: 6", 1024 x 758, 212 PPI
Aura HD: 6.8", 1440 × 1080, 265 PPI
Aura: 6", 1024 x 758, 212 PPI
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