Buying an Amazon Kindle? Read This Before You Buy
As everyone is becoming familiar to technology, the books are not just confined to paper, and ebooks are the new rage in the market. An electronic book (e-book) is a book-publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on computers or other electronic devices. Although sometimes defined as “an electronic version of a printed book”, many e-books exist without any printed equivalent.
When we talk about ebooks the first name that comes to mind is Amazon Kindle. It’s a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon.com. Amazon Kindle devices enable users to browse, buy, download and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store. Kindle comprises a range of devices, including e-readers with E Ink electronic paper displays, and Android-based tablets with color LCD screens.
There is a wide range of kindle ebooks available at Amazon.in out of which the Kindle and kindle paperwhite are the most famous one’s. At present, five different models of Amazon Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets are available. All can be used to read ebooks and most can be used to browse the Web.
Everyone gets confused on which kindle ebook should they buy. So We thought of presenting the buying guide for different types of kindle ebooks.
1. Kindle Basic
Price | Rs. 5999
The Kindle Basic (7th generation) was launched in September 2014, the Kindle has a 6 inch screen with 167 ppi screen resolution. It weighs 191 g with dimensions 6.7″ x 4.7″ x 0.40″. It doesn’t have a built in light. Connectivity is through Wifi. A single battery charge lasts for weeks.
Also Read: Review of Kindle Basic
The only reason why Kindle Basic is very much in demand is because of the reasonable price. It is much cheaper than the other Kindle available. Best suited for the book lovers with budget pockets.
2. Kindle Paperwhite
Price | Rs. 10999 onwards
The Kindle Paperwhite has 6 inch screen with touch screen display, it has 221 ppi screen resolution with built-in screen resolution. Connectivity is through Wi-Fi or Wifi + free 3G. It weighs 215 g with dimensions 6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36. A single battery charge lasts for weeks.
Kindle Paperwhite is the newest version and best for value. Kindle paperwhite offers a great experience to the readers with in built light, which helps them to read in daylight and night by adjusting the light. It’s a great option and best value for money.
3. Kindle Voyage
Price: Rs. 16499 onwards
The Kindle voyage is the best Kindle available with 6 inch touchscreen having 300 ppi screen resolution. It has built in light with adaptive light sensor. The pages can also be turned through page press. It weighs 187 g and dimensions are 6.4″ x 4.5″ x 0.30″. Connectivity is through Wi-Fi or Wifi + free 3G. A single battery charge lasts for weeks.
Kindle voyage is the most advanced range of kindle. It’s got a premium design, complete with angled magnesium back. It is lightweight and slim, which makes it easy to carry and use. With the top Kindle model, you also get a sophisticated adaptive front light that adjusts the brightness steadily depending on the ambient lighting conditions. The result is that it’s the easiest Kindle to read in the dark.
4. Kindle Fire
The Kindle Fire is a tablet version of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-book reader. Built with Quanta Computer. It features a color 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS technology and running a custom version of Google’s Android operating system called Fire OS.
Kindle Fire is a basic device which includes only 8 GB of internal storage—said to be enough for 80 applications, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Also Read: Kindle Oasis recently launched
Pros and Cons of Kindle e-Readers
1.Kindle ebooks are portable, obviously it is difficult to carry even 5 books in your bags, while kindle ebooks offers your own personal library to be carried anywhere you want to and enjoy your favorite books at a vacation or while traveling to work.
2. At times it becomes difficult to search for a physical book in a bookstore, probably it could be out of stock. But it wouldn’t be out of stock in the ebooks. It becomes really convenient to buy an ebook than a normal book.
3. Many classic novels are available for free in kindle bookstore, and all the book lovers have a variety of free books range in kindle.
4. The new additions tend to be more cheap in ebooks form than in the original physical form.
1.There is no such thing as a ‘used’ e-book, so if you’re an avid second-hand shopper you may wind up paying a lot more for certain titles.
2. Lending books is not an option, earlier we used to buy one books and lend to each other, sharing books in kindle is not easy at all.
3. We don’t always have an electricity connectivity. Kindle ebooks needs power. On an extended trip into the back country or other places similarly lacking in access to electricity, you could run out of power.
4. Piracy is the number one concern for both publishers and authors. While traditional books can be copied with machines, the time and cost of doing so typically keeps this type of piracy away. But in ebooks it can be copied and pasted hence piracy has become much more easier.
Lastly, whenever we think about ebooks kindle is the best option certainly, kindle ebooks are great and convenient for our daily use .
Buy Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage at Amazon.in
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