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    My old eBook reader has just packed up. I'm looking for a reasonable replacement for around £100 . My requirements is that it must have Wi-Fi and can read any format pdf, word etc.
    cnet.com/uk/…rs/ is suggesting Amazon paperwhite or Kindle.

    Just wondering anyone who owns this thinks or maybe they have a better suggestion.

    Thanks

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    Just for your info, an Amazon paperwhite is a Kindle.

    ibblackberry1

    Just for your info, an Amazon paperwhite is a Kindle.


    I'm guessing that the implied distinction is between the 'standard' Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite.

    Regardless, I can recommend the Kindle Paperwhite as a great eReader. It can handle PDFs, but you'll need a converter if you want to use it for EPUBs.

    kindle paperwhite all day long for books
    what do you use word and PDF docus for? i'm not a fan of reading them on e-ink screens, and prefer to use an LCD tablet for them. similarly, i don't like using an LCD tablet/display (eg ipad, phone) for books. if you have access to a tablet that you can use for this, that may help you make a more informed choice about the rest of your usage
    my recommendation is kindle paperwhite all day long. (i just upgraded mine to voyage, but paperwhite is a better value product and the voyage was a luxury if somewhat unnecessary purchase.) backlit screen is a game changer. it can allow any format through calibre and has access to the kindle lending library (should you get prime) and a larger selection of books that can be bought compared to the alternatives (which run along the lines of nook/barnes and noble, kobo and sony, what feel now like 'also-rans' in the e-reader market)
    I got my voyage for sub-£100 nearly new. paperwhite can be bought within your budget new i think (on deal days)

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    Illusionary

    I'm guessing that the implied distinction is between the 'standard' … I'm guessing that the implied distinction is between the 'standard' Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite.Regardless, I can recommend the Kindle Paperwhite as a great eReader. It can handle PDFs, but you'll need a converter if you want to use it for EPUBs.



    Yes that is what I mean. Thanks for clarifying.

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    DennisG

    kindle paperwhite all day long for bookswhat do you use word and PDF … kindle paperwhite all day long for bookswhat do you use word and PDF docus for? i'm not a fan of reading them on e-ink screens, and prefer to use an LCD tablet for them. similarly, i don't like using an LCD tablet/display (eg ipad, phone) for books. if you have access to a tablet that you can use for this, that may help you make a more informed choice about the rest of your usagemy recommendation is kindle paperwhite all day long. (i just upgraded mine to voyage, but paperwhite is a better value product and the voyage was a luxury if somewhat unnecessary purchase.) backlit screen is a game changer. it can allow any format through calibre and has access to the kindle lending library (should you get prime) and a larger selection of books that can be bought compared to the alternatives (which run along the lines of nook/barnes and noble, kobo and sony, what feel now like 'also-rans' in the e-reader market)I got my voyage for sub-£100 nearly new. paperwhite can be bought within your budget new i think (on deal days)



    Thanks for your detailed reply. Looks like paperwhite it is. I am tempted to pay the extra £10 to be ad free. The price is the same everywhere so will pop into John Lewis to get the extra peace of mind.
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