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Old 08-23-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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Disappointed - but still going to try

Hi,

I've finally had to change my ereader after the charging system on the Sony PRS505 decided to go belly up. A visit to Waterstones yesterday got me the basic Kindle wifi. Quite impressed with it, the keyboard was a pain, but thought it's really only occasional use.

It's going back today. After less than 24 hours, I have white/black lines (depending on screen's display) appearing. Tried removing the book I first noticed it on, no luck. Powered on and off, no change. Reset the force refresh option - again nothing. Amazon's support page suggested a reboot - and still nothing.

I must say I am disappointed that this has failed me in such a short space of time - but going to try again. Other family members have kindles which have worked long term....

However, would it be worth trying to upgrade to the paperwhite?
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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This may start a holy war but it's entirely up to your personal choice.

Some people love the light and touchscreen.
Others prefer the buttons.

Having used both I /think/ the PW does have useful applications in the occasional scenario that the 4 (read: basic kindle) can not help.

Horses for courses.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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One of the nice points of the PW is the use of Palatino (a nice font for my eyes)...
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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If somebody just handed me two devices and told me to pick the one I liked, the Paperwhite would win, no question. If I had to pay for the one I wanted... it'd be a littlle more difficult decision. Still, the K4 just seemed to get the job done, and done well. The KPW just felt "right". I really can't describe it better than that. It's not perfect, but it's the closest of anything I've used.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #6
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Having used just about all of the kindle series at some point for reading, I have to agree with SampleAndy (ohhh, the PAIN!) that the PW is by far the best for me...size, weight, features, screen, etc... everything just 'works' for me. I found it well worth the additional price. Happy reading.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:39 PM   #7
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Are you able to post a photograph showing the problem? I've never heard of this happening to a Kindle before, to the best of my recollection.
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