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Old 01-29-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Paperwhite screen texture

One thing I've noticed since getting my new Paperwhite is that the screen texture is more like the actual grain of a sheet of paper than the K3's is. The K3 has a slick plastic feel to its screen while the Paperwhite has more of a 'grain' to it not unlike an actual paper page from a pbook. That adds another layer to the disappearance of the device I think. Not only do you swipe your finger across the screen rather than pressing a button like on the K3, but the texture of the screen feels very like the texture of a good quality pbook. It's something that you don't think about often on a conscious level probably, but I think it does add to the enjoyment of reading on the Paperwhite.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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I sent my PW back, but I do remember liking the screen texture.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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I agree! I love that about the Paperwhite.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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That's the micro fiber light diffuser you are feeling, I believe.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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I like how resistant it is to fingerprints compared to every other touch screen I've used.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
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That's the micro fiber light diffuser you are feeling, I believe.
Could be. In any event it does remind me of the texture of a paper book page, and like Penforhire mentioned it does seem to be well resistant to fingerprints.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:51 AM   #7
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I agree. I was quite surprised when I got my Paperwhite, and enjoy that little bit of extra texture when I swipe to turn.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #8
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I agree. I was quite surprised when I got my Paperwhite, and enjoy that little bit of extra texture when I swipe to turn.
Yes, I agree. I much prefer the slightly textured surface of the PW to the completely smooth surface of the Touch.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:59 PM   #9
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I agree, I love it as well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:12 AM   #10
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Noticed that today. I thought it might make the device less fingerprint prone. Great news.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:53 AM   #11
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Same thing with the Kobo Glo, love the paper feel.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:44 AM   #12
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That's the micro fiber light diffuser you are feeling, I believe.
Yes, since it is on top. They could have made it smooth, but chose this paper like feel on purpose. Some engineer probably got a fat bonus check for getting it right.

Me love it too.
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