Kindle Paperwhite 2014 vs. 2015

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by HarryWarden, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    I have the 2014 (212 ppi) version of the Paperwhite and now of course there is the 300 ppi 2015 version on sale for $99. Anyone used/own both? Wondering if the extra ppi really makes a difference for reading non-illustrated novels where the only illustration is usually the cover art? I could sell my Kindle back to Amazon for $40-44 but would rather not be put through the hassle and chance of a bad backlight if the increased PPI doesn't make much of a noticeable difference.
  2. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Upstate SC
    I have the 2014 and would prefer the higher resolution 2015 but not enough to pay $40 for it. I suspect the higher resolution is a bit nicer, but I wonder if you notice it once you get into a book. You could get some informed answers on KBoards.
  3. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2013
    The resolution isn't that different in practice. I had the 2014 paper white and marked the screen... I sold it as I could see it when reading. I bought a touch, the cheapest one. REALLY bad resolution so... I sold it too and got the 2015 paper white.

    The actual noticeable thing is the speed. Hope this helps.

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