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, Ectaco, Icarus or Onyx charge for their premium models. It tends to stress out when reading PDF files and with large files often load fairly slow.
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: The Amazon Kindle DX is great for those looking for a large, crisp e-Ink display
Pros: Consumers found it easy to read, Consumers thought the contrast on the screen was great and found reading easy on the eyes, Excellent screen size, Interface is easy to navigate, Very long lasting battery (2-3 weeks), Excellent book storage (3500), Very fast turn-on time, Fast to turn between pages, Very good manual, Excellent customer service
Cons: Impossible to read in a dark room, Large physical footprint, Heavy, Slow transfer speed
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.
Excerpt: The Good Big screen - Easy to read - Intuitive user controls - Solid construction The Bad Text-to-speech needs improvement - E-ink response times barely adequate Amazon's Kindle DX was released just recently, hot on the heels of the Kindle 2, which came out in late February. The DX sports some improved functionality and a larger screen, making it an evolutionary step in the right direction in terms of its feature set and real-world usability.
Pros: Big screen - Easy to read - Intuitive user controls - Solid construction
Cons: Text-to-speech needs improvement - E-ink response times barely adequate
Conclusion: Size matters, and the Kindle DX, despite lacking all the bells and whistles of full PDF support and a print-style layout for periodicals, makes for a better reading experience than the Kindle 2 and 6" Sony Readers. Granted, it's less portable-- if you're buying an ebook reader for plane trips or lunchtime reading where you can whip it out of your purse, then the 6" model makes more sense.
Pros: Large display and native PDF support., Large display means many fewer page turns and it's big enough to display PDFs legibly. Text is sharp and clear with a bit more contrast than the Kindle 2. With 6 font sizes, anyone can read easily. Though not cheap, the Kindle DX is by far the least expensive large format ebook reader. Very thin and attractive.
Cons: Doesn't support as many formats natively as Sony Readers., Not as portable as the 6" readers on the market. PDF support isn't complete: no TOC, embedded links sometimes work and sometimes don't and there's no PDF zoom (hey, Sony can do this on a 200MHz PRS-505!). Native file format support is limited compared to Sony's ebook Readers and other less well known competitors.
Summary: Amazon continues to fix that which isn't broke by updating its Kindle with new features and more reading space. Now you can clear out those bookshelves you've been meaning to lose, plus look at PDFs in bold, beautiful gray scale. Oh well. At least you'll save trees.