It's past it's warranty and they could offer me another with the physical keyboard (which I liked) for a discount, but it was a refurbished model. As I sit here with a broken refurbished model I bought little more than a year ago, that didn't sound like such a good deal. So I bought the cheapest new version they had.
It does look smaller, so that might be nice. And I don't have to send the other one back (with my aversion for the post office this is good.)
Real books don't die. Just sayin'