Electronic readers are the bane of my existence. I like books. I like the feel of books. The weight of books. Hell, even the smell of books. But no eReader has challenged my page-bound allegiance like this new Kindle Paperwhite.
It’s a lot like the old Paperwhite to be honest, which we loved lots, except for one key difference: dat screen. Essentially, Amazon has transplanted the 300 ppi high-resolution display (twice the amount of pixels compared to the old version) from the new-ish Kindle Voyage and stitched it into this updated Kindle Paperwhite. And the best part is that this new version doesn’t cost a cent more than the old Paperwhite. It’s just £109 for all the eReading goodness you could ever desire. Like always.
In addition to that new display, Amazon’s also turned on its new Bookerly font, which was specifically designed by Amazon for reading, by default and completely redesigned page layout with a new typesetting engine so it feels like you’re still reading a book rather than a jumbled up digital mess of words.
I don’t think my soul is ready to completely forsake by book-bound brethren, but my resolve is slipping.