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Old 07-29-2020, 10:10 PM   #16
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I'll try it these 30 days, but I'm seriously considering returning it and upgrading to the PW (although what j.p.s said about some people finding the PW4's display fuzzy does not bode well DD). The weird-looking GUI I can stand, but, given that it is its main use, I guess it doesn't make sense to keep an ereader if you don't find the reading experience pleasant.
I wouldn't call the PW4 fuzzy. Lines and text edges are pretty sharp and crisp. Problem is contrast is a bit worse compared to PW3. Text looks like a somewhat lighter gray vs PW3.

Noticeable when comparing side by side but personally, it's something I forget about after reading for 5 minutes.
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Weird looking GUI?

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Well, more like weird-rendered GUI. As haydnfan said, it looks like they designed the new GUI for the Paperwhite and then they used it in the Kindle Basic without thinking twice, which makes it look "weird". E.g. the lines and the typography are too thin for the 167 dpi screen. And haydnfan also said, this didnt happen in the K4NT.
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Well, more like weird-rendered GUI. As haydnfan said, it looks like they designed the new GUI for the Paperwhite and then they used it in the Kindle Basic without thinking twice, which makes it look "weird". E.g. the lines and the typography are too thin for the 167 dpi screen. And haydnfan also said, this didnt happen in the K4NT.
I've always thought the text on the Kindle home screens to be too thin and light.

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Old 07-31-2020, 02:11 PM   #19
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Well, more like weird-rendered GUI. As haydnfan said, it looks like they designed the new GUI for the Paperwhite and then they used it in the Kindle Basic without thinking twice, which makes it look "weird". E.g. the lines and the typography are too thin for the 167 dpi screen. And haydnfan also said, this didnt happen in the K4NT.
Can you post a screenshot from the Kindle Basic? (Simultaneously tap any pair of opposite corners on the screen.)

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I've always thought the text on the Kindle home screens to be too thin and light.
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Right. So imagine it being even worse.
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Sure, there you go! I don't know if this's a good characterization, however. In the actual touchscreen the lines of the shopping cart look jagged, and the "home", "back",... labels do appear quite fuzzy. FWIW, the font is Caecilia Size 3 Bold 1
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Sure, there you go! I don't know if this's a good characterization, however. In the actual touchscreen the lines of the shopping cart look jagged, and the "home", "back",... labels do appear quite fuzzy. FWIW, the font is Caecilia Size 3 Bold 1
Thanks. It looks OK to me on 110 and 147 DPI LCD screens. I'll take your word for how it looks on e-ink.
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Sure, there you go! I don't know if this's a good characterization, however. In the actual touchscreen the lines of the shopping cart look jagged, and the "home", "back",... labels do appear quite fuzzy. FWIW, the font is Caecilia Size 3 Bold 1
I'm looking at the screenshot via iPad and the screenshot does look better there than on the KT4's actual display.

Got the KT4 as a "beater" Kindle but I never really use it. The Paperwhite is just so much more comfortable for me to read on.
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Yep, in my laptop (125dpi) it doesn't look half bad either, but I don't know if you can compare between a LCD with 32 bits of color and a eink display. I'd say that my perception would be similar to what I see in my laptop zooming the image between 1.5x and 2x. Also, like I said, at this stage I wouldn't rule out some kind of autosuggestion on my part
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