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Is Kindle ereader (b/w) $69 one great for reading under sunlight (like in the park)?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 11:08
Yes. The basic Kindle uses e-ink screen technology. This technology needs external light to read, just as a normal ink and paper book do. This makes it an excellent choice for reading outdoors in daylight.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 14:00
Yes - the unlit eInk readers like the $69 Kindle and the lowest cost Nook REQUIRE sunlight or good room/lamp light to read. The naturally gray eInk "paper" gets lighter the more light is shining on it and that gives you better contract between the words and the background "paper". eInk works the same a a regular book's page - you need to provide the light for reading (lamp or sun light). The adjustable front-lit eInk models (Kindle Paperwhite and Nook Glowlight) work the same way and can be read in sunlight or lamp light but also have adjustable built-in front-lighting so you can read in dim light or in the dark without needing a separate book light. The color tablet models are different - those are backlit LCD screens like a laptop or smartphone screen and would be very hard or impossible to read in sunlight.

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