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Old 10-17-2018, 01:05 PM   #46
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My pw3 does have light cones at the bottom but they've never bothered me.
So does mine. I wondered about it at first, but I saw that the cones could also be noticed in some youtube review videos. People were discussing the problem on reddit. Long story short, mileage varied, some luckier than others. (I also have an original Kobo H2O and its lighting is perfect, so I'm spoiled.)

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Old 10-17-2018, 01:41 PM   #47
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I have created a wiki page for the Kindle paperwhite 4.

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Old 10-17-2018, 03:27 PM   #48
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... My pw3 does have light cones at the bottom but they've never bothered me.
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So does mine. I wondered about it at first, but I saw that the cones could also be noticed in some youtube review videos. People were discussing the problem on reddit. Long story short, mileage varied, some luckier than others. (I also have an original Kobo H2O and its lighting is perfect, so I'm spoiled.)
My Voyage has some color blotchiness and my Oasis1 has faint light cones under certain light conditions. Neither is bad enough to bother me unless I look for it. Just curious how the PW4's lighting will be, especially since Amazon has made notable changes in the number of LEDs and LED placement. Of course, there's also variation among different units in the same product line, so one PW4 may be perfect while another is not ...
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:04 PM   #49
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I have created a wiki page for the Kindle paperwhite 4.
That was quick. Thanks for this one (and all of them that you put up).
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:08 PM   #50
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I have created a wiki page for the Kindle paperwhite 4.

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Great summary! Perhaps it might be helpful to add the various geographic limitations/variations? For example, not officially available for sale to NZ(and many other places, no doubt), no Audible support in those sold via amazon.ca and amazon.com.au
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:00 AM   #51
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Well - it's more voyage-like in appearance now, with the flush screen (a step in the right direction), and adds in audible/bluetooth which many have been wishing for. Being waterproof is definitely a good thing for some folks. They didn't bring the adaptive backlight or haptic buttons over from the Voyage (two of the features I really like), but it's actually a little bigger than the Voyage. As a book reader, the extra storage space isn't meaningful - maybe if you do comics or something like that? The price point was kept at the paperwhite level ($129 for the 8gb version with special offers) which probably explains it a bit. too bad they didn't offer a 7" version for a little more...

It's a nice device, but I'm definitely going to be sticking with my Voyage.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:54 AM   #52
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I have to admit I like the look of this Paperwhite. I currently have a Voyage, which I love. But it's developed a couple of pinpricks of light which can be annoying. Also, the waterproofing is very tempting; we don't have a bath, but it would come in handy when going on vacation or house sitting. The only thing I would miss is the adaptive lighting that the Voyage's got.

I can't pre-order the new Paperwhite yet. Both the UK and German website tell me it can't be delivered to the Netherlands, yet. A bit of a shame, because I'm going on vacation next month. But with Amazon's track record of having problems with new Kindles it might be a good thing. I'll wait to see what the reviews here will say and decide then if I want to get it.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:20 AM   #53
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The comments of the pw4 on the verge states that the screen is a "seamless sheet of glass." But everyone else says plastic, and I suspect plastic is correct.
Plastic means the backpane of the screen, not the front of the device.

It is a big deal, because traditional e-ink displays are quite fragile, because the manufacturing technology requires the use of a thin plate of glass as a substrate for the display. And when you twist the frame, or drop something on display or apply a pressure it can easily crack.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:17 AM   #54
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My Voyage has been freezing up since the last update, which made me think it was on its way out as it is four years old now. Hopefully the new update will fix that, so for now i've just splashed out on a new cover and am hoping my Voyage lasts a while yet.

At least if it doesn't its replacement will look very similar .
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I was really tempted to buy a PW4 but went ahead and ordered an Oasis. With trade-ins and credits, the Oasis only cost $70 more (for 8GB storage) and I get the larger glass screen and page-turn buttons. On the down side, I get a cheap Moku case as compared with the very-nice Amazon case. Anyways, the Oasis arrives tomorrow
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:18 PM   #56
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I was really tempted to buy a PW4 but went ahead and ordered an Oasis. With trade-ins and credits, the Oasis only cost $70 more (for 8GB storage) and I get the larger glass screen and page-turn buttons. On the down side, I get a cheap Moku case as compared with the very-nice Amazon case. Anyways, the Oasis arrives tomorrow
I don’t think you’ll regret it, the Oasis 2 is a thing of beauty
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:46 PM   #57
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I am very intrigued by the 5 LEDs versus 4 LEDs for the previous Paperwhites and 6 LEDs for the Voyage. Plus they've moved the LEDs to the top on the new PW while the previous PW and Voy had them at the bottom. Any guesses on whether this will be an improvement as far as eliminating color blotches and uneven lighting?
I was just thinking about that. If the older PW had 4, the Voyage 6, Oasis 10, the Oasis 2 12 -- is this the first odd numbered at 5? That's going to kind of bug me now.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:08 PM   #58
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I'm ordering a new Paperwhite 4 for my husband's birthday in a couple months. He could use the extra storage for audio books so it will be the 32gb. He didn't want the oasis because of the limited battery life. He always keeps wifi on also. The battery on his Paperwhite 3 has been going strong for years and that's what he wants, only this time with more storage, audio & waterproof. I'll keep using my voyage which I love, I'll wait till they have a Paperwhite with some kind of buttons. I've gotten used to buttons with both Voyage & Oasis 2, so it would be hard for me to go without them now.

I won't be ordering for a couple months so I have time to see the reviews first. I think this is a great value for an e ink reader with just about everything.
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Thanks Josieb1. I'm looking forward to its arrival tomorrow and I'm sure I'll be very happy with it.
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