I had the fire but found it hard to read in the sun. So my husband got me the paperwhite. It's wi-fi so I have to download my books at home but once they are downloaded I can read outside or anywhere. Really liking the paperwhite it is touch screen page turn without swiping. Also I can change the font to make it bigger and it calculates how fast you are reading so it will tell you how long it will take to finish a chapter or even the entire book.