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Old Yesterday, 01:26 AM   #1
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Kindle Paperwhite 2 or New Kindle Basic?

Hello Kindle users,

I have a Kindle keyboard which flickers a bit whenever I turn a page. I guess that's by design.

Just ordered KPW2 with SO for $99 and was wondering if it would be a good upgrade over New Kindle Basic.

I see that the resolution is better on the KPW2 and has Built-in Light. However, it is last year's device and whether it's still better overall.

Thanks so much for your time in advance.

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Old Yesterday, 01:43 AM   #2
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Yes, the PW2 is better then the new Kindle Touch Basic. But makes sure you get a PW2 that has 4GB of ram or you'll be regretting getting one with only 2GB.
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Yes, the PW2 is better then the new Kindle Touch Basic. But makes sure you get a PW2 that has 4GB of ram or you'll be regretting getting one with only 2GB.
Thanks JSWolf. That's 4GB of disk space, right?
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PW2 is hands-down better! Easy choice!
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Thanks JSWolf. That's 4GB of disk space, right?
Yes. I don't think that is what you are getting. Where did you order it from? Amazon has them for $119 (although the product page STILL doesn't say the storage). If you get it anywhere else, you will probably get the older PW2 with half the storage.
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Yes, the PW2 is better then the new Kindle Touch Basic. But makes sure you get a PW2 that has 4GB of ram or you'll be regretting getting one with only 2GB.
Not ram. Hard drive.

Second point, storage capacity is essential for some people, but not the majority. You might regret it if you picked up a 2 gig kindle, but many wouldn't even notice.
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I agree with haydnfan--many wouldn't notice the difference between 2gb of storage and 4gb. I have a KPW2 that I purchased a year ago. Have over 500 books on it right now, and still have over half of the storage space free--so although in the abstract 4gb of storage is better than 2gb--in my case, it doesn't really matter one way or the other.
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Here is a different take on the question, Look at the differences between the basic and the paper white and you need to decide is the added value enough to compensate you for the additional $40? Would you pay $40 for the better screen resolution and the book light? Only you can answer that question.
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