The Amazon Kindle DX is the follow-up to the successful Kindle Wireless, with a much larger screen.
13 May 2011
Excerpt: The Amazon Kindle DX is essentially a giant version of Kindle Wireless, with a much larger screen and the same connectivity options that users of the Kindle Wireless are used to, as well as an improved interface. It's no iPad, but if you use your tablet primarily as an e-reader, this will more than fit the bill if you want a larger unit.
Excerpt: (1 items) What a difference a display can make. All it took was turning on the $380 Amazon Kindle DX (Graphite) second-generation large-format e-reader to see that Amazon’s claims of a higher-contrast display than its predecessor were true. The E-Ink display indeed reflects a significant improvement in contrast, as evidenced by the clarity of the crisp text, and the darker blacks of graphics and words alike.
Pros: Dark border makes reading easier, Enhanced screen contrast, Strong integration with Amazon's bookstore
Cons: No Wi-Fi-only version, Same weight as predecessor
Conclusion: If you're looking for a larger screen E Ink Reader, the Kindle DX Graphite is the only affordable choice in the US (IREX has declared bankruptcy and we don't yet know their fate). Thankfully, the Graphite is an excellent ebook reader not just thanks to the increased contrast but because it's fast, has a large enough display to do justice to PDFs, has Amazon's mammoth ebookstore behind it and has the goodness of 3G for book and periodical delivery and basic web browsing.
Pros: New E Ink display significantly improves contrast.
Cons: Still no Amazon support for ePub format books.
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. But if, on the other hand, you are here only for the reading experience, this is no doubt the eReader for you.
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
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.
Conclusion: The Amazon Kindle DX Global Wireless Edition is just that bit too large and unwieldy for our taste, and we don't like that we can't use the Web browser as we aren't in the US, nor that the on-board dictionary is American English. The large screen is easy on the eye, though, and we do like the idea of being able to populate it with etexts without a PC.
What Weighs 19 oz, Is 1/3" Thick, And Carries 3,500 Books?
16 March 2010
Excerpt: I jest. Today, Amazon has lifted the veil on the new Kindle DX with much fanfare, and hopes that the struggling newspaper and magazine industry will find rejuvenated love with the Amazon Kindle’s bigger brother.
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. Plus the KDX is already available on the market. I really liked the K-1 but wanted more functionality and a few of its nuisances addressed.
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