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Old 10-24-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Has anyone notice text difference between Paperwhites?

I just received my Paperwhite from Amazon and comparing it to the one I got at Best Buy I noticed that the Best Buy one has clearer/sharper text than the Amazon one. Is this normal between different devices or should I return the Amazon one? Comparing the two the Best Buy one is considerably pinker though.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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I just received my Paperwhite from Amazon and comparing it to the one I got at Best Buy I noticed that the Best Buy one has clearer/sharper text than the Amazon one. Is this normal between different devices or should I return the Amazon one? Comparing the two the Best Buy one is considerably pinker though.
Unfortunately yes. The QC on the PWs is all over the place. I had three units (original order and two replacements) and each rendered text a bit differently. Since they were each different I suspect something else is going on rather than just a FW issue. Perhaps the capacitive touch layer and/or light layer are inconsistent.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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It's been common from my experience as well. All 3 of mine have had different clarity and sharpness/boldness of text.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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The fonts a too thin and washed out they need to be blacker/bolder for contrast especially with the light. While in development that should occurred to them. Do you think a firmware update would correct the font issues?
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:16 AM   #5
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Yup, I noticed it on mine.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:44 AM   #6
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One has to be careful when using fonts. Helvetica has sharp, crisp and dark contrasted fonts. Baskerville has fuzzy, fluid and light uncontrasted fonts.

It is very easy to ACCIDENTLY switch between them as happened to me once.

Thus, comparing different PW's may actually be comparing totally different fonts.
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Even with every page refresh my fonts change from top to bottom page to page. Very incosistant. Nothing worse then turning the page then have to take one out of the book to adjust lighting in attempt to increase contrast. It ruins the experience at least for me.
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