SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Amazon is upgrading its Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader and to steal a line from some of those old laundry detergent commercials, ‘it’s a brighter white’.
The screen is brighter, it’s faster and it has a better dictionary, which was an improvement over the original Kindle, which had more of a dull screen. The feature makes it more paper-like, so it’s more like reading a real book.
But why would anyone want a Kindle over a tablet? That’s a good question. The Kindle does have its advantages in this scenario. You can read this Kindle in very bright sunlight and it looks like a real book. It’s like black ink on white paper (or in actuality, the white screen) whereas a tablet will wash out in sunlight and looks more like a computer screen.