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michelangelo88 wrote: I think it’s adequate in my view. It could be better for sure. But I think this is a deliberate choice so as to make the device light and small.
6” display is the size of a shortish paperback.

I’ve owned a kindle in one form or another since it’s launch. I don’t think that the size or “tapping” have ever crossed my mind. But that’s just me.

Honestly, isn’t tapping on a screen almost natural now?
Also, the text properties are changeable.
In terms of font size, kindle only gives you fixed font size to select. But kobo can let you select any font size.

Ereader size is personal choice for sure. I just think 6 inch is pretty much phone size. Remind me that someone tried to read "war and peace " in iPhone lol
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Any thoughts on 8gb vs. 32gb on Kindle Paperwhite? Never owned an e-reader before but 8gb seems plenty of space for text files.

Thinking to pull trigger on Paperwhite having mulled over buying it for the last 4 years.
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RedFlagCrake wrote: Any thoughts on 8gb vs. 32gb on Kindle Paperwhite? Never owned an e-reader before but 8gb seems plenty of space for text files.

Thinking to pull trigger on Paperwhite having mulled over buying it for the last 4 years.

Go with 8gb

The 32gb is supposedly big enough for audiobooks. But if you were listening to audio books, just use your phone.
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RedFlagCrake wrote: Any thoughts on 8gb vs. 32gb on Kindle Paperwhite? Never owned an e-reader before but 8gb seems plenty of space for text files.

Thinking to pull trigger on Paperwhite having mulled over buying it for the last 4 years.
If you just use for text based book, even 2gb is enough

The people who store thousands books in ereader usually the ones who are too "busy" to read
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blckmntn wrote: When did you acquire said Kobo? My family has gone through at least 5 or 6 Kobo devices, several models, and all eventually failed in one way or another. Any Kindle devices we've had are still going strong. Wouldn't trust Kobo to build anything that lasts.
My Kobo Touch is still going strong at an average of 30 books per year.
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Tough to decide between the two. I’ll head over to best to actually hold them on my hand see what is more comfortable.
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Super strokey wrote: Just a heads up that Amazon is expected to introduce a colour eink kindle next year.

It will be way more expensive of course and possibly won't come though haha... Just wanted to pass on some info on it.
I think that has been expected every year since colour eink screens were introduced a decade ago. I'll believe it when I see it. :)
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michelangelo88 wrote: Compared to the standard kindles, Oasis seems like quite a splurge. If it's in your budget, why not. But if you're waiting for a deal, it very rarely drops in price.
The Kobo Libra with the same form factor and 7" eInk screen is a lot less money. I got mine at Staples for $150 on sale. It's very thin and light, but has a smaller battery than previous generations, and Kobo still hasn't solved the comfortable grip problem after all these generations.
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Scote64 wrote: I think that has been expected every year since colour eink screens were introduced a decade ago. I'll believe it when I see it. :)
Is colour ereader more for graphics books? I rather use full size iPad
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blckmntn wrote: When did you acquire said Kobo? My family has gone through at least 5 or 6 Kobo devices, several models, and all eventually failed in one way or another. Any Kindle devices we've had are still going strong. Wouldn't trust Kobo to build anything that lasts.
Similar experience

I feel kindle hardware quality is better than kobo . Might be just quality control issue

Light in kobo seems always have (hardware?) issue. It's always getting dimmer and dimmer after use for awhile. No such issues in kindle
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Scote64 wrote: I think that has been expected every year since colour eink screens were introduced a decade ago. I'll believe it when I see it. :)
Very true. Amazon does have a stake or something in that Chinese company that launched the one there earlier this year so maybe soon?
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Xtrema wrote: Unless your reading material includes a lot of comics and manga, it's doesn't really matter. And if it does, get 300ppi Paperwhite.
I have the older 212ppi and two 300ppi paperwhites, and I can tell the difference. Only have nonfiction and I usually read on the smallest text size.
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So, can you upload books from PC?
Does it recognize other languages?
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Lexi wrote: So, can you upload books from PC? Yes
Does it recognize other languages? I haven’t tried but since the setting show that it supports multiple languages natively, I don’t think there should be any issues with other languages
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Lexi wrote: Thank you! What case would you recommend for the Paperwhite?
If you’re in a hurry, then get something of any of the Canadian retail sites.
If you’re not in a hurry, then check AliExpress or eBay.ca. You essentially have 2 options (there might be others but they are not as popular). The lighter of the 2 options is a simple case with a magnetic cover that’ll perform wake/sleep function. The slightly heavier option is a case that will have a elastic strip on the cover’s inside where you can slip in your hand, this allows you to hold the kindle without gripping it (very convenient when you are doing a long book reading session). I have the latter. All non branded cases are of the same quality so go with the cheapest option with your preferred shipping option.
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Anyone buying the paperwhite, do a price match with staples to match bestbuy price and enter the air miles mega miles coupon code 75171 to be able to complete a mega miles offer and get the reader at the discounted matched price :)
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sfayerman wrote: Anyone buying the paperwhite, do a price match with staples to match bestbuy price and enter the air miles mega miles coupon code 75171 to be able to complete a mega miles offer and get the reader at the discounted matched price :)
Thanks, not sure what is the mega miles offer, but I'll try that:)

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