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Old 04-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Kindle Touch Performance

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With the Touch due out at the end of the month in the UK I am thinking about upgrading from my Kindle 3 (3G model) to the Touch 3G, but after looking at some reviews online, I have seen several stating that it it noticably slower than the 3rd Gen model, can anyone tell me how they find it.

My main reason for upgrading will be performance as I have found after having a couple of hundred books on the deive it has got very slow (wouls really like it Amazon have done something to improve the speed that search can take!) and am looking to resolve this issue, so if the Touch is slower then it will not be for me

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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I have the Keyboard 3G and grom what I have read the Touch does not perform any better than the older model. The upgrades are the touch screen and the cosmetics.
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Thanks for the quick reply, thats a shame, I have also been considering the Kobo so I think I will need to go and play with one in my local WH Smith and see what the performance is like!
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My main reason for upgrading will be performance as I have found after having a couple of hundred books on the deive it has got very slow (wouls really like it Amazon have done something to improve the speed that search can take!) and am looking to resolve this issue, so if the Touch is slower then it will not be for me
A couple of hundred books shouldn't slow down your Kindle. You might want to try a factory reset and reloading the books a few at a time, it's likely a corrupted file is causing you problems.
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Thanks, I just found something on Amazon Kindle's Forum about this problem and mention about deleting the index and forcing the device to rebuild it, has anyone done this and is it safe and how would you do it? Thanks,
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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Thanks, I just found something on Amazon Kindle's Forum about this problem and mention about deleting the index and forcing the device to rebuild it, has anyone done this and is it safe and how would you do it? Thanks,
I've done this several times and yes it is safe. It also speeds things up. I delete all the files in the \system\search index\ folder. Though if you have a lot of books on your device it is best to leave it plugged in for several hours while it re-indexes.
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I've done this several times and yes it is safe. It also speeds things up. I delete all the files in the \system\search index\ folder. Though if you have a lot of books on your device it is best to leave it plugged in for several hours while it re-indexes.
Thanks, I have just deleted all the items and will leave to re-index, is there meant to be a file for each book do you know as there are more items in here than books on the device (if so it looks like it might not have always deleted the search item and could be what is causing my problems!)

Also do you know how you can tell when it has finished indexing it?

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #8
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Or you can do a search using a bogus steram of letters and find which books are having trouble indexing. Delete those books and add them back.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
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In my opinion, Touch is faster then Kindle Keyboard. Speedier in startup, search and page flip. The best experience is for page refresh not on every page turn.
If you have more time, you can consider for new Amazon Kindle with built in light, I read it on engadget.com several days ago:

It says:
Illuminated Kindle e-readers could arrive this year, also, might not


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Old 04-10-2012, 11:01 PM   #10
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The Touch and the KK are similar in speed, however the kindle 4 non-touch version blows them out of the water in performance (loading times, page turns, searches).

The only reason I kept my touch model over the non-touch is the larger storage space. The touch has 4 GB while the non-touch only has 2 GB.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:18 AM   #11
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Absolutely not slower in my experience. I currently have 750 books on my Touch; performance is absolutely fine.
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The Touch and the KK are similar in speed, however the kindle 4 non-touch version blows them out of the water in performance (loading times, page turns, searches).

The only reason I kept my touch model over the non-touch is the larger storage space. The touch has 4 GB while the non-touch only has 2 GB.
I had the KK, then the K4 non-touch and now the Touch......i definitely didn't notice the non-touch blowing the others away in performance.

I think they are all pretty close but the new ones have the advantage on page turns of not doing the complete screen refresh (if you so desire).
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