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Kindle Browser Performance

chris2010ukchris2010uk

Hey guys

I've been looking to purchase a Kindle for a while now, but the majority of reading I'll be doing is on the browser reading articles, websites, forums, etc.

Was just wondering how the kindle performs on these tasks and whether the text is made to fit the width (i.e. text reflow)

Cheers!

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    sancho1983
    I would buy a tablet if you want to read forums and websites.

    The Kindle is an excellent e-book, but the browser is pretty poor
    Ungreat
    The Kindle isn't really suited for browsing, is amazing for reading though.

    As mentioned a tablet is much more suited for visiting forums and various other web based stuff.
    chris2010uk
    I've got a HTC EVO 3D for that, and it's fine, but I do a fair bit of reading in bed and don't like the idea of shining light into my eyes at that time even at a reduced contrast.

    I know phones and tablets are better performance wise, but is the kindle browser usable for what I want it for without becoming extremely annoying?
    unquestioned
    master_chief
    It's like WAP browsing 10 years ago.
    Ungreat
    chris2010uk
    I've got a HTC EVO 3D for that, and it's fine, but I do a fair bit of reading in bed and don't like the idea of shining light into my eyes at that time even at a reduced contrast.

    I know phones and tablets are better performance wise, but is the kindle browser usable for what I want it for without becoming extremely annoying?


    It's browsing is very basic. It's all in grey/black tones and is controlled by a little navigation square. No real control and it doesn't support much more than text within a website.

    It is great for reading as the grey unlit screen doesn't melt your eyes and the simple back/forwards buttons work exactly as needed.
    birdie3
    i think he is talking about the kindle fire tablet. very well priced perfect for browsing.
    gari189
    gari189[helper]2 years, 9 months ago #8Show comment tools Reply
    You can use the kindle or most other e-ink ereaders for browsing but its like kicking a dead whale up a beach - its slow and messy.

    Get a tablet, like the Kindle Fire (when it comes out) or get something like a HP touchpad or Playbook...
    chris2010uk
    Thanks for the responses.

    For instance though, if I was to go to somewhere like http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/
    and click on an article, would it work as desired?

    I've heard there is an article mode which resizes text into a readable format too. I'm not really bothered about the performance as long as it can get me to an article and make a long article readable.
    Ungreat
    gari189
    You can use the kindle or most other e-ink ereaders for browsing but its like kicking a dead whale up a beach - its slow and messy.

    Get a tablet, like the Kindle Fire (when it comes out) or get something like a HP touchpad or Playbook...


    Or Asus Transformer.

    I got one of these before Christmas and can't express just how much I love it.
    birdie3
    ive had a play on the kindle fire and it works just like a ipad. very quick and has a lovely screen. if anything it was quite heavy but not a biggy.

    like gari189 said, best waiting till it does come out officially. something to do with the purchasing off amazon us.
    doritos
    iPad X)
    chris2010uk
    Not too interested in a pad as I can just use my phone. Just want something that uses the same kinda display as a kindle.
    sancho1983
    chris2010uk
    Not too interested in a pad as I can just use my phone. Just want something that uses the same kinda display as a kindle.


    I think an e-ink screen would get very annoying after a short period of time.

    They hold their value pretty well so perhaps just give it a go

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