I'm a first time Kindle user, put it off for years and now I have no idea why. This device is so small and light and now I take it everywhere with me. Love it in the white colour too. Don't find the resolution an issue or a need for waterproof so this model was perfect for me. I also think this design is a bit more sleek then the model up as it's newer. Keep an eye on Amazon pricing, one day this kindle was $120 AU the next it was $99 AU (thankfully I jumped on this) and then the next day it was $149 AU. I'm fairly new to Amazon so still don't understand why their prices jump around like this but if you see a bargain I would jump on it quickly.