When I visited Japan for vacation this April, I bought a new gadget, kindle paperwhite. I ordered it from amazon.co.jp prior to my departure and delivered it to my hotel in Kyoto. I was curious about this gadget as it is branded as the best e-reader.
Kindle paperwhite is an e-ink reader with frontlight. The frontlight technology will not stressing your eyes as the light illuminates the text through reflection instead of shining the light directly to your face. It makes reading more comfortable even though you read in the dark room.
The screen has 221 ppi resolution and makes the text is appreciably sharper but not as crisp as text in a printed book. The transition between pages is quite good though it is not as smooth as the tablet.