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Published on March 7, 2014

Author: sarthakahuja9


PLAN OF THE PRESENTATION Title: Amazon Kindle (E-Ink-4th Generation) Review. Duration: We practiced thrice. It took us about 10 minutes for each practice. Primary Objectives: –To give the audience an idea of the E-book reader. –To analyze the features of Kindle and give the shortcomings of various features. 1

PLAN OF THE PRESENTATION Audience: –Peers, Teaching Assistants and professors. Main Ideas: –Critically analyze the features of Amazon Kindle. Factual information to support main ideas: –Specifications have been presented via images of the Kindle to make it simpler for the audience to understand. 2

AMAZON KINDLE th Generation) (E-Ink – 4 Gadget Review -Sarthak Ahuja 2012088 Saumya Jain 2012089 3

MOTIVATION In this world of tablets, laptops and smart phones there exists another unique gadget that often goes unnoticed. E-readers are devices designed to tackle the drawbacks of hardcover books but keep the essence of reading intact. Amazon has come up with a unique idea that gives passionate readers a device they will thoroughly enjoy using. 4

INTRODUCTION unveiled its 4th Generation of E-book readers on 28th September, 2011. This included the Kindle (aka Kindle 4th Gen or the Kindle Touch less) and the Kindle Touch. The former being one of the cheapest of its kind is often being wrongly presumed as a mere undercut on the previous generations. Figure 1: Kindle 4th Gen. 5 SOURCE:

WHY NOT USE A TABLET? Tablets focus on a variety of features Battery life Reading experience Price Figure 2: Kindle 4th Gen. alongside iPad 2 6 SOURCE:

FEATURES Design –No keyboard –Weight: 5.98 ounces –6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34" Capacity –2 GB : 1400 books (not expandable) –RAM 256MB –Online storage 7 SOURCE: Figure 3: Kindle 4th Gen. comparing dimensions

FEATURES Battery Life –~1 month –Charging ~3hrs –Li-ion Readability –167 ppi Figure 4: E-ink Readability –Multi-lingual support –E-Ink –16 shades of grey 8 SOURCE:

FEATURES File format support –AZW, TXT, PDF, PRC –HTML,DOC,DOCX Online market –Amazon E-book market –Better than Sony Reader Wi-Fi –Wi-Fi : 802.11 b,g,n –Does not support ad-hoc 9 SOURCE: Self Clicked Figure 5: Online market

FEATURES Usability –Add books easily –USB2.0 Cable/Wi-Fi/Email Price: ~INR 4,300 Other features –Experimental web browser –Inbuilt dictionary Figure 6: Inbuilt-Dictionary 10 SOURCE: Self Clicked

DRAWBACKS No 3G support Backlight Button placement Better American version No touch screen No media support Figure 7: Power button placement 11 SOURCE: Self Clicked

KINDLE MODELS SPECS Gen 1 Gen 2 Gen 3 Gen 4 CPU 400 MHz 532 MHz RAM 64 MB 32 MB 256 MB (DX : 128) 256 MB 256 Mb Keyboard Yes Yes Yes No No Other Remarks 4 level grey display Supported media (DX did not have multi lingual support) 3G and media support. Multilingual support Improved battery life. Cost Reduced. Better Battery Life and display in PaperWhite. 3G support 532 MHz 800 MHz Gen 5 800 MHz Display Quality: 167 ppi from versions 1 to 5 (6th having 212 ppi and DX having 150ppi) The 16 level grey scale remains constant across devices except the 1st gen. 12

CONCLUSION Primary purpose: E-book reader Makes reading experience –Economical –Less cumbersome –Enjoyable Price under control : INR4,300 (approx.) Kind rating on online Shopping portals 13

REFERENCES The review is primarily based on personal experience. 14

Thank You! 15

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