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Review #5: Kindle Paperwhite (Previous Generation)

Kindle thy love for books!

I had been eyeing the Kindle for a couple of months prior to my recent purchase, but was holding out for the announcement of the 2014 models. The ‘Voyage’ essentially sealed it for me in favour of the Paperwhite 2. All that remained was to wait for an offer to turn up during the festive season and sure enough, it has become available (at the time of writing) for an effective price of 8099 (8999 + 10% cash back), a cracker of a deal if I may say so.

There isn’t much left to say about the purchase since it is the best e-reader for the price, supported by an even better ecosystem. The device should allow partaking in extended one-handed reading sessions, something nigh impossible on my iPad Retina (3rd gen). I was able to transfer my prior purchases from Google Books without too much hassle and the Kindle Personal Documents Service works really well.

For the record, the unit shipped was the 4 GB European variant (starting serial 9017) featuring software version out of the box, leaving no scope for apprehension. Now, all I need to do is rekindle my love for books, something that had fallen by the wayside since the halcyon days of yore.

Originally published on Amazon on 4th October 2014.

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