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[Amazon Canada] Prime Day Kindle deals - 79.99 New Kindle 2019, 104.99 for Paperwhite

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[Amazon Canada] Prime Day Kindle deals - 79.99 New Kindle 2019, 104.99 for Paperwhite

Was waiting for a Kindle deal for Prime Day , look like its Live already.

Personally might just get the new kindle at 80 a pop since it already has front light and the ppi doesn't look like match difference for books reading in reviews
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Thanks ended up buying Paperwhite since it's ipx8. Whereas kindle is no water friendly at all. Other than that specs are close enough. And Paperwhite is 8gb vs 4gb.
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Can you add any book files (.epub, .mobi) or do all books have to be purchased through Amazon?
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Cboone2 wrote:
Jul 14th, 2019 8:43 pm
Can you add any book files (.epub, .mobi) or do all books have to be purchased through Amazon?
They can be converted and added using popular ebook software Calibre.
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can I read .pdf files on this (i know this is a very nooby question)
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The other thread for e-readers convinced me to buy Kobo Forma... But these prices are fantastic.
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Jul 14th, 2019 11:13 pm
can I read .pdf files on this (i know this is a very nooby question)
Yes you can buy the text size can be fixed if the pdf isn't formatted properly.
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So, the "new Kindle" would be equivalent to "old Paperwhite"...? Then price would be very good!

Otherwise, it makes no sense...

Edit:

Actually, NO...

It's POS... only 167 ppi... compared to Paperwhite's 300 ppi... and has very poor back light...
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I weighed my options recently and purchased the Kobo Clara HD. Very happy with it.
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Lush78 wrote:
Jul 14th, 2019 11:33 pm
I weighed my options recently and purchased the Kobo Clara HD. Very happy with it.
Hope that one would be way better than Kobo HD... They hopefully had learn something from Kobo HD fiasco...
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Jul 14th, 2019 11:37 pm
Hope that one would be way better than Kobo HD... They hopefully had learn something from Kobo HD fiasco...
I don't know much history on e-readers, this is my first. I enjoy the experience. I read Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton (my favorite author, RIP) in 2 days, finishing it yesterday. Even though I already own the paperback for this book, it was much nicer to read from this new device. Can't wait to catch up on some books and reread a few classics such as Jurassic Park and Ready Player One.
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I'll sum this up for you all:

Clara HD:
-Overdrive support for borrowing from libraries
-Pocket integration (offline article reading)
-Blue light filter/warm light adjustment
-Native ePub support

New Paperwhite:
-Amazon library and books
-Waterproof IPX8 rating
-Store content in Amazon Cloud and then download to Kindle app + Kindle
-Whispersync syncs reading progress across all devices
-Bluetooth/Audible support exists (needs workaround for Canada)

Honestly, it seems the Kobo has all of the more practical features that Kindle doesn't.. but I'm still leaning towards the Kindle.. maybe I'm just used to the ecosystem and have been happy with mine.
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snootchiebootchies wrote:
Jul 15th, 2019 1:30 am
I'm a nooby as well. Can I read my e-books in my Google Play library on Kindle?
No, not without dealing with the drm and then converting the ePub file to mobi. Even the Kobo would require that you deal with the drm issue.
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I bought the Paperwhite to try out with full intention to return it, and since I spends $15,000+ a year at Amazon, I feel zero guilt.

I want the Kobo H20 Ed 2 or Kobo Forma...but the latter doesn't go on sale. God
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