Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Wifi E-Reader White or Black £89.99 at Argos
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Wifi E-Reader White or Black £89.99 at Argos

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Found 19th Mar 2017
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Wifi E-Reader White or Black available at Argos at this price. Showing in stock at lots of stores and for home delivery.

Also in stock at John Lewis and they will price match, including their standard 2 year guarantee (plus free standard delivery).

Edit: John Lewis have now reduced both colours to £89.95 so no hassle with getting a price match.

m.johnlewis.com/ama…409

Amazon has now also price-matched both colours; and the advert-free versions are also reduced at £99.95.
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Not an expert. Is this the latest paperwhite? Is there a new one coming?
pedd

Not an expert. Is this the latest paperwhite? Is there a new one coming?


Generally seems to be October time for Kindle updates but this is the latest model and £20 cheaper than Amazon.
Ordered
daBluone

White vs black paperwhite comparison



Wow, what a video, I actually watched it. I'll save everyone else time doing so. One's white one's black and the white one weighs a few grams more than the black one.

One of the most pointless product reviews I've ever seen!
Edited by: "wandaluzt" 19th Mar 2017
wandaluzt

Wow, what a video, I actually watched it. I'll save everyone time. Ones … Wow, what a video, I actually watched it. I'll save everyone time. Ones white ones black and the white one weighs a few grams than the black one.


...which in English means... ?
puskin

...which in English means... ?



Apparently not what I intended! Thank you for pointing out my inadequacy to me in my previous post, it was not to my normal standard. It has been amended accordingly and you have my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.
Do they explain why the white one is heavier?
johnthehuman

Do they explain why the white one is heavier?




Because of the paint ...Of white I guess and the glossy matt Paint
I hate choices. I will end up not benefiting from this deal because I won't be able to decide between the black and the white.
johnthehuman

Do they explain why the white one is heavier?



Nope, not even an explanation for that even though the guy pointed it out. If I remember rightly Apple had a problem with white iPhones when they first released them as they had to source a different material, it couldn't be the same material as black. I forget the reason. Maybe I will Google it when I'm bored, lol.
Get the Kindle app on your smartphone and save £90!!!
Picard123

Get the Kindle app on your smartphone and save £90!!!



Turn around and look closely.


You might be able to see what's just gone over your head.




Or maybe not.
zel69

Turn around and look closely.You might be able to see what's just gone … Turn around and look closely.You might be able to see what's just gone over your head.Or maybe not.



I don't need to turn around, I just look down at the £90 in my wallet that I've saved! X)
Picard123

Get the Kindle app on your smartphone and save £90!!!



Really not the same experience.
iDragon

Really not the same experience.



True, but smartphone / tablet can do more eg. colour, TTS / read aloud, Audible audiobooks, (cheaper) books from Google Play Books etc.

You buy the Kindle and you're locked into the Kindle ecosytem.
Picard123

True, but smartphone / tablet can do more eg. colour, TTS / read aloud, … True, but smartphone / tablet can do more eg. colour, TTS / read aloud, Audible audiobooks, (cheaper) books from Google Play Books etc. You buy the Kindle and you're locked into the Kindle ecosytem.



You buy an e-ink reader because you don't want to burn your eyes reading for 4h straight on a backlit screen.

The difference between eInk and LCD/AMOLED is the backlight - there is none in an eInk screen, it is exactly like paper i.e. you read off reflected light. E-ink Devices with 'lighting' such as the Paperwhite or the Nook Glowlight light the surface from the top of the screen so there's no transmissive light, unlike a backlit LCD screen.
The two devices are meant for entirely different purposes. Of course you can download the Kindle app on a smartphone or tablet and read on an LCD screen, but doing it for a few hours straight will cause eye fatigue for the majority of people, not to mention the blue light wavelengths scientifically proven to cause havoc with your melatonin levels and sleep cycle.

Edited by: "hcc27" 22nd Mar 2017
wandaluzt

Wow, what a video, I actually watched it. I'll save everyone else time … Wow, what a video, I actually watched it. I'll save everyone else time doing so. One's white one's black and the white one weighs a few grams more than the black one.One of the most pointless product reviews I've ever seen!



What did you expect when they are the same device? This video lets you see the difference in colour thus helping you decide which one you might purchase.
hcc27

You buy an e-ink reader because you don't want to burn your eyes reading … You buy an e-ink reader because you don't want to burn your eyes reading for 4h straight. The difference between eInk and LCD/AMOLED is the backlight - there is none in an eInk screen, it is exactly like paper i.e. you read off reflected light. Devices with 'lighting' such as the Paperwhite or the Nook Glowlight light the surface from the top of the screen so there's no transmissive light, unlike a backlit LCD screen. The two devices are meant for entirely different purposes. Of course you can download the Kindle app on a smartphone or tablet and read on an LCD screen, but doing it for a few hours straight will cause eye fatigue for the majority of people, and not to mention the blue light wavelengths causing havoc with your melatonin levels and sleep cycle.



There are billions of people across the world who use computers all day long. They don't "burn their eyes" or all suffer from eye strain or have trouble sleeping. I think you've fallen for the Kindle machine marketing.
Not the same experience

It is on mine :-)

yotaphone.com/gb-en/
Edited by: "DeltaSlyHoney" 20th Mar 2017
DeltaSlyHoney

Not the same experienceIt is on mine :-)https://yotaphone.com/gb-en/



I was gonna post about the yotaphone, it really is an awesome device for folk wanting to have a small portable e-reader, and a pretty good android phone (still very good specs, i just find the firmware is a bit slow sometimes).

But yeah for years i wanted a decent pocket sized Kindle, as the yotaphone does a really great job (shame not a backlight screen) and i carry it around all the time, much nicer than reading on a non eink screen.

Can also.load News apps on there and read in e ink, etc (and browse the net, etc). Yotaphone 2 is great

Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 20th Mar 2017
Picard123

True, but smartphone / tablet can do more eg. colour, TTS / read aloud, … True, but smartphone / tablet can do more eg. colour, TTS / read aloud, Audible audiobooks, (cheaper) books from Google Play Books etc. You buy the Kindle and you're locked into the Kindle ecosytem.



The main point for me, is that you can read outside in the sun with an e-ink reader. Tablets and smartphones tend to be difficult to see properly in bright sunlight.
anyone reckon amazon will price match?
philbot

The main point for me, is that you can read outside in the sun with an … The main point for me, is that you can read outside in the sun with an e-ink reader. Tablets and smartphones tend to be difficult to see properly in bright sunlight.



​Sun?...... Sun? Which country are you in? Snow predicted here tomorrow oO
philbot

The main point for me, is that you can read outside in the sun with an … The main point for me, is that you can read outside in the sun with an e-ink reader. Tablets and smartphones tend to be difficult to see properly in bright sunlight.



Yeah, that's a good point. Forgot about that. No way would I want to read an LCD or AMOLED screen in bright daylight / sun.
Amazon have literally just price matched!
DeltaSlyHoney

Not the same experienceIt is on mine :-)https://yotaphone.com/gb-en/



That phone is REALLY interesting. Even if the implementation of that 2nd screen switching of apps etc isn't the best, I love the innovation of it. Even better is that it's only ~ £115 from AliExpress. I'm tempted to take a punt on it just for the novelty value....

youtube.com/wat…e2Q
spongebob1913

anyone reckon amazon will price match?


they already have
yimpster

they already have


Yeah - I saw, I posted afterwards and added it as a separate deal also, in case others wish to purchase differently, I had a large gift card balance, so can use that up
spongebob1913

Yeah - I saw, I posted afterwards and added it as a separate deal also, … Yeah - I saw, I posted afterwards and added it as a separate deal also, in case others wish to purchase differently, I had a large gift card balance, so can use that up



that's mothers day sorted it's also same price on Prime Now too for the white one.
Picard123

True, but smartphone / tablet can do more eg. colour, TTS / read aloud, … True, but smartphone / tablet can do more eg. colour, TTS / read aloud, Audible audiobooks, (cheaper) books from Google Play Books etc. You buy the Kindle and you're locked into the Kindle ecosytem.



Not really, especially now as more and more ebooks are being sold without DRM.,
RealMatch

Not really, especially now as more and more ebooks are being sold without … Not really, especially now as more and more ebooks are being sold without DRM.,



I'd say that the opposite is true. Everything Amazon have been doing over the last few years has been geared towards locking down every e-book sold on the Kindle store with DRM. They even specifically disable TTS to get you to buy the more expensive audiobooks. When I see a book cheaper on Amazon/Kindle, I have to strip out the DRM, convert into .epub and then use Play books for 'read aloud' via TTS.
Picard123

[There are billions of people across the world who use computers all day … [There are billions of people across the world who use computers all day long. They don't "burn their eyes" or all suffer from eye strain or have trouble sleeping. I think you've fallen for the Kindle machine marketing.


I work with screens all day and have eye problems and occasional restless sleep if I do it too far into the evening. Bright screens are difficult to disengage from, plenty of studies will confirm this. Kindle is a life-saver for me (but any e-reader will do before people come to accuse me of shilling for amazon)

Edited by: "snausages" 20th Mar 2017
Picard123

I'd say that the opposite is true. Everything Amazon have been doing over … I'd say that the opposite is true. Everything Amazon have been doing over the last few years has been geared towards locking down every e-book sold on the Kindle store with DRM. They even specifically disable TTS to get you to buy the more expensive audiobooks. When I see a book cheaper on Amazon/Kindle, I have to strip out the DRM, convert into .epub and then use Play books for 'read aloud' via TTS.


Maybe it's the type of books I read and where I'm getting them from but I'm finding more and more are being shipped without DRM so are a doddle to convert to .mobi irrespective of where they were purchased from. (maybe companies are starting to notice that most of the major DRM systems offer the protection of wet tissue paper ?)
Edited by: "RealMatch" 20th Mar 2017
snausages

I work with screens all day and have eye problems and occasional restless … I work with screens all day and have eye problems and occasional restless sleep if I do it too far into the evening. Bright screens are difficult to disengage from, plenty of studies will confirm this. Kindle is a life-saver for me (but any e-reader will do before people come to accuse me of shilling for amazon)



The only serious study I've seen is this one ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub…257 and it suggests that there is no difference in terms of eye strain (unless you're reading in direct sunlight of course, in which case e-ink will be better).

"The researchers concluded that there was no difference between reading an an E Ink versus and LCD screen in terms of fatigue and visual strain. The key here is that the LCD screen has to be a high resolution, which modern tablet LCD screens are. Even if you experience eye strain when reading text on an old, low-resolution LCD computer monitor, you shouldn’t experience it when reading on a modern, high-resolution LCD screen."

Obviously, the iMac 5K retina LCD screen is going to be worlds away from a low quality fuzzy LCD (or even an old CRT which alot of the older studies are based on) with a TN panel and poorly regulated a PWM brightness/contrast range. Equally the Paper White 3 has a much better e-ink screen than the basic Kindle 2016 eg. youtube.com/watch?v=d3KUmqoxEs0

There's another study here which leans towards e-ink but as the study suffers from the small device sample size as all LCD panels will not be the same. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0083676

On phones, I actually prefer a good LCD display to AMOLED which I find does 'burn my eyes' particularly during low light. Colours also seem more natural that the eye popping colours on AMOLED screens.

As for your phone/tablet, does it not have a 'reading mode' mode?

Edited by: "Picard123" 20th Mar 2017
They still sell Kindles? That's so 2000s.
If you get the white one then make sure you do not put too many books on it, as apparently that will make it even heavier.


geek.com/gad…43/
Thanks OP. I ordered a kindle a few days back from Amazon at full price, after an online chat with their representative they've given me £20 credit
I was going for the one from John Lewis and noticed the special offers that comes with it which seems to be an advertisement that appears on lock screen and doesn't affect the actual operation of the Kindle. Am I right in thinking that this is nothing to be concerned with?
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