|10-29-2012, 01:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone 5, iPad Air, Nexus 7
Paperwhite is a paperweight?
Although the specs say the PW is lighter than he KK/K3, it really doesn't feel like that to me. Unfortunately I don't have a scale to measure the weights so can anyone confirm it is indeed lighter and put my mind to rest lol.
One of the reasons I upgraded to PW is that it is smaller and lighter, but it actually feels quite heavy to me.
Maybe its just perceived weight and something to do with how the weight is distributed. KK is larger and thinner, while PW is smaller and seems like weight is mostly in the bottom half of it.
|10-29-2012, 01:52 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: Kobo H20, PW2, iPad Air, Nexus 7.2, iPhone 5s
I can confirm The PW is lighter although I do know what you mean, the PW does feel heavier. Just to see, I went and weighed them on my scale and got:
PW - 7.40 oz
Kindle Keyboard - 7.85 oz
Kindle Touch - 7.50 oz
|10-29-2012, 02:01 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Device: iPad 2
Build quality and how it feels in the hand has a lot to say about ones perception, when it comes to such small weight differences.
You often see it (Erh, feel it) with phones, which comes in many different variations.
|10-29-2012, 02:20 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Kindle PW 2013, HDX 2013, Galaxy S5 2014
Weights WITH covers
Kindle Fire HD 7" 32 Gb = 1 pound, 2.9 ounces
Kindle Paperwhite = 11.9 ounces
Kindle Fire 1st Gen = 1 pound, 4.2 ounces
Kindle Kbd WiFi 3rd Gen = 13.6 ounces
I only weighed them all with the standard covers since I can't imagine using any of them without their covers. The standard covers for the PW and KFHD7-32 have magnetic clasps which also puts the units to sleep when closed and wakes them when opened.
The PW is the lightest.
The KFHD7-32 definitely needs a separate stand for desk use. The cover can double as a stand but one cannot adjust the viweing angle unless one uses a separate stand.
The KF1G can use the Marware cover with a great built in stand.
Last edited by sirmaru; 10-29-2012 at 02:22 PM.
|10-29-2012, 02:30 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Kindle PaperWhite 1st Gen, iPad 2, iPhone 5S
I experienced the same thing, though more with the Touch. I borrowed a touch while waiting for my PW to arrive and it felt SIGNIFICANTLY heavier than my Keyboard, even though specs said otherwise.
|10-31-2012, 09:20 AM||#7|
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Miskatonic U
Device: Kindle Oasis 3G, iPhone 6
The PW with the Amazon cover feels noticeably lighter than the Touch with the lighted cover.
|10-31-2012, 09:41 AM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Device: Nook ST w/Glow, Kindle Paperwhite, Asus Transformer, Galaxy S3
I think the location of the battery can heavily influence how it feels in your hand.
The PW has the battery at the top and the electronics at the bottom.. not sure about some of the older kindles. Having the battery at the top IMO will make the device feel heavier if you're holding it at the bottom.
|10-31-2012, 12:14 PM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle 3
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