Amazon Releases New Hi-Resolution Kindle Paperwhite

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The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the best value for an e-reader on the market, thanks to its combination of an affordable $119 price, a readable screen, and Amazon’s excellent library. Now it’s getting an upgrade with a 300-ppi screen and a more readable font with auto-hyphenation.

The new Kindle looks and feels just like the old Paperwhite, which is a good thing—except it has a 300-ppi screen instead of 212 ppi. That mostly comes into play with small text sizes, which are strikingly more readable. It also brings the Paperwhite up to par with its top non-Kindle competitor, the $129 Kobo Glo HD.

The new Paperwhite comes with a new font, Bookerly, that the company says is even more readable, although its more aggressive kerning and ligatures may take a bit of getting used to. For those used to reading on computers, ligatures are kind of weird. They’re technically better typography, though.

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SOURCE: PC Mag, Sascha Segan

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