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Old November 14 2012, 03:30 AM   #16
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Any new product is going to have its fair share of negative reviews. Some of them are legitimate, some of them are just complaining for the sake of complaining. Personally, mine works great. That's no guarantee that everyone will like it or that every Paperwhite will work the same way. But in my experience, the Paperwhite works very well.

Some of the negative reviews I read complained about discoloration, uneven lighting and dust between the screen and the backlight, but mine hasn't had any of those problems.
Even Amazon acknowledges that the PW has the problems users have been calling in about.
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Old November 14 2012, 01:32 PM   #17
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Bright spots, color spots, shadows, text not that black and other problems. Go join MobileRead to find out more from actual owners who have sent them back multiple times for issues like those listed above.

http://www.mobileread.com
Since I'm an actual owner, I'll take my own word on the Paperwhite's performance.



This is an image from mine in a dark room with the backlight set at 21. I got mine on November 4th, which is probably part of the second production batch.
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Old November 15 2012, 03:29 AM   #18
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I can see the color blotches in the photo.
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Old November 15 2012, 03:30 AM   #19
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The black looks a bit washed out.
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Old November 15 2012, 03:31 AM   #20
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The black looks a bit washed out.
I also see the color blotches.
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Old November 15 2012, 03:41 AM   #21
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The black looks a bit washed out.
I also see the color blotches.
Funny thing is, like people on your forum you point to, you can only see it when your taking pictures. It's not visible to the naked eye.

I just put a picture out there, people can make up their own minds whether it works right or not.
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Old November 15 2012, 04:18 AM   #22
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Thanks Bill. I don't see any significant problems that you wouldn't find with any other type of backlit screen. (Hell, the nicest monitor I have has one dead pixel and its head it since 3 months after I bought it and that computer's 9 years old now!)

And it's very weird that the overly negative review on this thread is from someone who doesn't own the device and whose experiences appear to be second hand at best.
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Old November 15 2012, 04:26 AM   #23
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Thanks Bill. I don't see any significant problems that you wouldn't find with any other type of backlit screen.
No reason to be anything other than honest.

It's not like their going to quit making the Paperwhite tomorrow if I don't talk you into buying one.

It serves the purpose I bought it for. Allowing me to read in bed at night without my wife wanting to club me to death with my iPad which lights up the whole room. Speaking of...
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Old November 16 2012, 05:08 AM   #24
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Re: Kindle Paperwhite...

Go join MobileRead to find out more from actual owners who have sent them back multiple times for issues like those listed above.
I don't count as an actual owner? What am I, pretending?

Even Amazon acknowledges that the PW has the problems users have been calling in about.
And...so? Like I said, all I can tell you is that I like mine. Mine works fine. Are you trying to convince me that mine doesn't work? Because I'm pretty sure it does. :P
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Old November 16 2012, 06:16 AM   #25
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I don't count as an actual owner? What am I, pretending?
The only people that count are the ones bitching about it.
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Old November 16 2012, 07:57 PM   #26
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^Isn't that one of the laws of the internet?
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