Conclusion: The video below documents the same PDF side by side on the iPad Air and the Kindle DX. You can get a sense on what both bring to the table and what types of functionality you can expect. We also fire up an eBook, so you can see what device may be right for you.
Conclusion: When an e-reader has been on the market for over three years and people are continuing to buy it, sometimes it pays to take a second look at an old reader. The DX in the modern era will appeal to someone who wants a 9.7 inch display, but doesn’t want to spend the $300 to $500 that Pocketbook,...
Pros: Free 3G internet Access, Buy Kindle Books in over 300 countrie, Listen to Audiobooks and Music, Low Price, High Build Quality
Cons: Short keys are not clearly defined, Audiobook Selection in the Amazon Store is non-existent, Large PDF files take 10-20 seconds to load and hard to Zoom properly, Discontinued
Excerpt: Amazon's refresh of its large-screen Kindle DX isn't just limited to the new color on the outside. The new DX features a crisper high-contrast screen, faster page turn times, updated Kindle software, and a lower price ($379), making the DX an even more attractive eReader.
Conclusion: With a much-larger screen and more storage, the Amazon Kindle DX is a nice addition to the Kindle family. But its almost-$400 price tag might be prohibitively high.
Pros: Bigger, better screen. Super-thin. 4GB capacity (3,500 books). Wide selection of books, magazines, and blogs. Buying new titles is dead simple with the free, integrated cellular modem. Text-to-speech capability.
Cons: Very expensive. No touch screen. Interface could be more intuitive.
Amazon Kindle Dx Review - Best Wireless Reading Device
8 May 2010
Summary: With its new display (50% better contrast), free 3G global internet connection, and a much more reasonable price tag ($379), the new Kindle DX makes one mean, lean reading machine. If you want an eBook reader for commuting, the six-inch version will be far more practical.
Pros: Optimal screen size, Great design, Intuitive user interface, Enormous selection of books, magazines, and periodicals, Built-in free international wireless, Decent battery life, Audio book integration, Text-to-speech functionality
Cons: Not optimal for traveling, Non-U.S. users may suffer extra fees when using wireless capabilities, Web browser isn’t really useful, Battery can’t be replaced on your own, Not compatible with several file formats
Excerpt: A Kindle-DX showed up on my door step after about a month from its original order date. Must have nookitis. I chose the Kindle-DX mainly because of the screen size, native PDF support, and I was accustomed to the Kindle user interface with my Kindle 1st generation.
Pros: Nice display, Great wireless and delivery mechanisms, Thin, Nice PDF support.
Cons: Kind of heavy for reading, Still no categorization of titles, MP3 files not played in order, Kind of a one-trick-pony for the price