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December 28, 2012 AT 12:49 am

How the Kindle Paperwhite Works

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How the Kindle Paperwhite Works – Graphic – NYTimes.com.

The Kindle Paperwhite uses a unique lighting system to illuminate its electronic ink display. Rather than using a backlight as on LCD-based tablets, the Paperwhite uses a transparent light guide that directs light from four edge-mounted LEDs down toward the surface of the display.

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