Kindle Paperwhite £89 delivered to store with Code at Tesco Direct
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Kindle Paperwhite £89 delivered to store with Code at Tesco Direct

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Found 13th Jun 2013
Seems like a decent price. Use code TDX-KQ9V to get this price (code valid until 26 June).

3.67% TCB or 2% Quidco as well.

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Superb price for an excellent ebook.

Excellent price. Bought a recon off Amazon for £93 a few months back and love it. The backlight alone is worth the additional investment over the touch imo, moreso at this price.

I would recommend that you check the screen when it arrives. I went through four of these and they all suffered from bright pixels/specks (due to dust), blotchy screens or uneven brightness/colour. A great device if you can get one if you are happy with though. I got a refund eventually and went a bought a Kobo Glo - lighting was even and no other issues thankfully.

Sent my one back, same issue as @evilskanker. Went for just the standard Kobo thats been on recently for £29.99.

Cannot see why anyone would spend on a Kindle. Kobo even downloads books quicker! Its like all these big brand names - you're paying for a name.

evilskanker

I would recommend that you check the screen when it arrives. I went … I would recommend that you check the screen when it arrives. I went through four of these and they all suffered from bright pixels/specks (due to dust), blotchy screens or uneven brightness/colour. A great device if you can get one if you are happy with though. I got a refund eventually and went a bought a Kobo Glo - lighting was even and no other issues thankfully.



same problem here, got 3 replacements but none acceptable, refunded at the end

lord_trumpington

Excellent price. Bought a recon off Amazon for £93 a few months back and … Excellent price. Bought a recon off Amazon for £93 a few months back and love it. The backlight alone is worth the additional investment over the touch imo, moreso at this price.



Is this one touch screen? Is Kobo Standard touch screen or Glo touch screen? Tbh, I prefer touch screen than using menu, that's why asking. Suggest which one to buy as I am not sure, in doubt about Kobo and Kindle or even Sony?
Edited by: "itsravi" 13th Jun 2013

nickrenwick

Cannot see why anyone would spend on a Kindle. Kobo even downloads books … Cannot see why anyone would spend on a Kindle. Kobo even downloads books quicker! Its like all these big brand names - you're paying for a name.


What an utterly bizarre comment?! It takes seconds to download a book immaterial of what 'brand' your ereader is. And the Kobo you bought recently for £30 is a bargain, it doesn't mean the Kindle is overpriced and that you are "paying for a name".

Comparing a pocket sized ereader that has a smaller & lower quality screen, no light, and isn't as fast & responsive doesn't make sense. The Kindle Paperwhite is comparable to the Kobo Glo (bothstandard 6" size with touch screen and inbuilt light) and at £109 and £99 respectively, they are also fairly comparably priced. The Nook Glowlight has been available at the bargain price of £69, however, it's not as good as the Paperwhite or Glo. Currently the best on offer is the Kobo Aura, but it's higher priced for that reason.

As for which to buy, apart from personal preference (and bias!), there is really very little to choose between the Paperwhite or the Kobo Glo. There have been complaints about blotchy screens on the Paperwhite, but there have also been complaints about the blue tinge to the light on the Glo and bright pixels - though it's also been suggested the light has improved on the Glo since it was first released, and some people find the Kobo software a bit buggy. The Kobo does definitely have more even lighting though, and has the plus that you can borrow library books (unless you can strip DRM and convert formats, you can't do that on the Kindle).

Edit: if you don't want one with a light, there are even more and cheaper options, picks being the Nook Simple Touch and if you don't mind the smaller screen, the Kobo Mini, both at £30. Sony should also be announcing a new ereader sometime soon if you don't mind waiting, it's not likely to be cheaper than the competition though if price is an issue.

Edited by: "mac_d" 13th Jun 2013

How do you find out the defect on uneven brightness - bright pixels/specks due to dust ? Is there a standard test that can be done on these screens ? I am very interested to get this but am worried about getting a defective one and not knowing how to detect it. Pls some one help and enlighten.
Edited by: "tintin2k2" 13th Jun 2013

Wow thats cheap.

Great price - and I really like mine. The only downside is that (in the UK) there are no apps for it. The platform also seems a bit "complicated" to say it mildly. It can be rooted, but there is very little you can do then. Still, the hardware and as an ereader it beats the nook easily.

tintin2k2

How do you find out the defect on uneven brightness - bright … How do you find out the defect on uneven brightness - bright pixels/specks due to dust ? Is there a standard test that can be done on these screens ? I am very interested to get this but am worried about getting a defective one and not knowing how to detect it. Pls some one help and enlighten.



It will be quite obvious if it suffers from a problem.

I went through three Paperwhites until I settled on the one that looked the best with even light and no coloured tinting/blotches.

I would not buy one of these anywhere apart from Amazon, as I found their customer service was needed to quickly get replacements out.

MrPuddington

Great price - and I really like mine. The only downside is that (in the … Great price - and I really like mine. The only downside is that (in the UK) there are no apps for it. The platform also seems a bit "complicated" to say it mildly. It can be rooted, but there is very little you can do then. Still, the hardware and as an ereader it beats the nook easily.



Apps on a paperwhite? Are you sure you don't have kindle fire..?

Is it worth me getting this when I already have a normal kindle with the case that has a light in the top powered by the kindle? I'm happy with it but it'd be nice to read from one without a case in the dark so that its lighter and thinner

New hd ereaders are starting to appear so this may drop further soon ?

You could still sell ur normal kindle for 50+ pounds and get this as i know the case weighs it down alot.

krobinson1008

Is it worth me getting this when I already have a normal kindle with the … Is it worth me getting this when I already have a normal kindle with the case that has a light in the top powered by the kindle? I'm happy with it but it'd be nice to read from one without a case in the dark so that its lighter and thinner


In your situation, I'd probably wait for the next version of the Paperwhite to be released, to see if they can completely eliminate the issues with blotchy screens. If they do, then consider upgrading to the new one. Also, it depends on which Kindle you currently have whether or not the Paperwhite will feel much thinner and lighter? The Paperwhite weighs the same as the Touch (213g) and is heavier than the basic Kindle (non-touch screen Kindle) at 170g.

Edit: Hredknapp, the Kindle Paperwhite (along with the Kobo Glo) has a higher resolution screen than any of the other ereaders. The only exception is the most recent Kobo Aura, but it also has a larger screen, it's a premium product and is more expensive (£140). The standard 6" screen ereaders that may be released within the next year won't necessarily have any better screens than the Kindle Paperwhite, and while it's usually Autumn when Amazon announce a new model, it could be six months or more before it's released, so don't count on the Paperwhite dropping in price anytime soon.
Edited by: "mac_d" 13th Jun 2013

I have a Kindle Paperwhite and, although I was aware of the issue with the darker area at the bottom of the screen, I am very pleased with it. I bought mine from Argos about six months ago and am yet to find a fault with it. There will always be those who will either praise or debunk any device, so the buyer should not impulse buy but instead read as many reviews as possible before making a decision.
Edited by: "Predikuesi" 13th Jun 2013

Cold. Because its not a Kobo Glo

Great price - Got the standard one the other day from Tesco Direct for £59 using the £10 off over £50 code

Showing as 109 pounds..?

Oops should read op..!

bigbaz

Superb price for an excellent ebook.



It's an ebook reader, not an ebook. Just saying

Think I'd probably opt for the Nook Glowlight for £69 and save myself another £20

Cold from me, Nook glowlight is currently on offer for just £69 and is more versatile on the fly.

Bit much for a paperweight.

damn, just bought one from argos yesterday, no returns

aside from that its a great product, feels like everything the kindle should have been from the off

Fantastic, finally upgrading my knackered original kindle, also got the 'finest' leather case 1/2 price for a fiver.
Edited by: "cycleman" 13th Jun 2013

cycleman

Fantastic, finally upgrading my knackered original kindle, also got the … Fantastic, finally upgrading my knackered original kindle, also got the 'finest' leather case 1/2 price for a tenner.


wherefrom my man

bought one with cover thanks!

The girlfriend has been nagging me for one for her bday! thanks for the heads up!

nickrenwick

Sent my one back, same issue as @evilskanker. Went for just the standard … Sent my one back, same issue as @evilskanker. Went for just the standard Kobo thats been on recently for £29.99.Cannot see why anyone would spend on a Kindle. Kobo even downloads books quicker! Its like all these big brand names - you're paying for a name.



It's cheaper to buy instant coffee than it is to buy Costa.
Edited by: "Mozart321" 13th Jun 2013

Anyone looking to buy an ereader cannot go wrong with the Nook Simple Touch or Nook Glowlight (with built-in light for reading in low light).

Nook is running an amazing promotion at present, Simple Touch only around £29, Glowlight around £69. Read the reviews!

My family have bought three and are very, very pleased.

So, why pay extra for this Kindle, go for the Nook.
Edited by: "renard" 13th Jun 2013

Great deal just ordered. I noticed there is also an offer to save an extra £5 if you buy a case. So I got a £10 case/cover for £5, seems to get good reviews so will wait and see what it's like.

Not a bad price, but I think a £29 Nook and a torch is probably better value for money!

SirSpanky

Not a bad price, but I think a £29 Nook and a torch is probably better … Not a bad price, but I think a £29 Nook and a torch is probably better value for money!



You don't even need a torch! Search on Fleabay and you can find a special clip-on reading light (LED) for only £1.19 including delivery!

Banned

BUY A TABLET INSTEAD AND PDF

All the Kindles = poor build quality and unreliability, I have had 2 and both lasted less than 6 months.
Read the hundreds of poor reviews on Amazon.
Plus you never own a copy of the books, all you buy is a temporary licence to read them.
If you fall out with Amazon they take the books away and you don't get any money back.

theblaze.com/sto…ks/

Plus if you use the NHS or your children go to a state school do not give any business to Amazon, they are parasites.

This is a good model

Hot from me because of price but not for me because I bought the Nook.

Edited by: "Monkeycymru" 14th Jun 2013

Absolutely love my KP. Bought my Dad one aswell and he loves his. Just took it on holiday and the display is remarkably easy to read. Make sure you pay the extra £30 odd quid for the proper Amazon case. I was sceptical about its cost but it's basically an extension of the original reader. This is £20 cheaper than I paid and the only place I've seen it at this price.

PS Kobo's are pap lol
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