Amazon Kindle DX Graphite (2nd generation) Reviews: eBook Reader

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8.2 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
Amazon Kindle DX Graphite (2nd generation)- Battery Life: 3 weeks (wireless off), holds 3500 books, See full product description
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Han, The Netherlands

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
design quality, sunlight visibility, responstime,keyboard functionality,
Bad points:
Due to local restrictions, webbrowsing is not available for all countries.
Weight
epub not supported
Overall rating 8.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

Alan,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
big screen, great definition
Bad points:
page refresh a little slow
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Aug 2011

Michael, Much professional reading

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The screen contrast, battery life and light weight are the main things that make this better than a tablet. To be in bright sun and find things getting more readable is a joy. On-off is really fast, and storage of where you were in a document is a real bonus. As a way to carry round a stack of pdfs and books and switch easily between them and be able to read without eyestrain it is great. Obviously, if you don't want to read pdfs, maybe the normal-size models would be better.
Bad points:
With my eyesight I cannot read a whole page display of an A4 pdf easily, but rotating, though not perfect for material set in two or more columns, is workable and only a little more fiddly than paper. The lack of an heirarchical "collections" system is rather more serious, but not so bad if you think of it as a briefcase rather than a computer/filing system. It seems to me good value, but only scores moderately because computers and small models are so incredi bly cheap
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Aug 2011

Helen,

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Much lighter than a tablet and good for reading in sunlight, the big screen is great
Bad points:
No wifi connection
Overall rating 7.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2011

Adrian, London I am a musician

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
An excellent reading experience. The MP3 player, pdf support and a free web browser are really great to have. The screen is just about big enough to read music lead sheets.
Bad points:
The pdf support could be better in terms of navigation and bookmarking. The web browser although functional is erratic and awkward and often very slow.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jul 2011

Eric, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I bought it for my elderly father who has severe eyesight problems. It has radically changed his life as he can read again by increasing the font size. A normal size Kindle would have been too small but the DX allows enough words on the screen even using a large font to make reading enjoyable for him. He loves it.
Bad points:
The keypad is far too small for anyone (including myself) with fading eyes. Also the controls are at the side of the Kindle and you can often press them by mistake when handling it.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jul 2011

D Y,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
big screen, 3G. Power slider is at the top, rather than as in regular Kindle, where it is at the bottom (difficult to access if placed on a exercise machine holder).
Bad points:
page flip control is only on one side, unlike regular Kindle which has it on both sides. Joystick is a bit fiddly
Overall rating 8.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Sep 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 9.7
Built-in Storage Capacity 3500 books
Touchscreen No
3G Yes
WiFi No
Supports Annotations With keyboard
Dual Screen No
Colour Screen No
MP3 Playback Yes
EPub Compatible No
SD Card Slot No
Headphone Socket Yes
Battery Life 3 weeks (wireless off)
Battery Life 7 days (wireless on)
PDF Compatible Yes
Type of screen E-Ink
Screen resolution (Pixels per inch) 150
Maximum Storage Capacity 3,500 books
RTF Compatible No
TXT Compatible Yes
HTML Compatible Yes
Weight 536
HTML Browser Yes
Width in mm 18.2
Height in mm 264
Depth in mm 9.6
Recharging Time in hours 4.5
Type of Batteries Lithium-ion
USB Yes
Colour Grey
 

Manufacturer's Description

*All New, High Contrast E-Ink Screen: *
Our graphite Kindle DX uses our all new, improved electronic ink display, with 50% better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images

Beautiful Large Display:
The 9.7" diagonal E-ink screen is ideal for a broad range of reading material, including graphic-rich books, PDFs, newspapers, magazines, and blogs

Read in Sunlight with No Glare:
Unlike backlit computer or LCD screens, Kindle DX’s display looks and reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room

Slim:
Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Books In Under 60 Seconds:
Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Free 3G Wireless:
No monthly payments, no annual contracts. Download books anywhere, anytime

Long Battery Life:
Read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for two to three weeks.

Carry Your Library:
Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents

Buy Books Once, Read Them Anywhere:
Kindle books can be read on all your devices. Our Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your Kindle library and last page read across your Kindle(s), PC, iPhone, Mac, iPad, Android phone, and BlackBerry device

Social Networks:
Share your passion for reading with friends and family by posting meaningful passages to Twitter and Facebook directly from your Kindle

Global Coverage:
Enjoy 3G wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries. See details. Check wireless coverage map.

Built-In PDF Reader:
Carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go. Now with Zoom capability to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics

Auto-Rotating Screen:
Display auto-rotates from portrait to landscape as you turn the device so you can view full-width maps, graphs, tables, and Web pages

Read-to-Me:
With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book’s rights holder made the feature unavailable

Large Selection:
Over 630,000 books and the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read, including 109 of 112 New York TimesĀ® Best Sellers, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability and pricing will vary. Check your country.

Out-of-Copyright, Pre-1923 Books:
Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are available to read on Kindle, including titles such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and Treasure Island. Learn more

Low Book Prices:
New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases from low prices.

Free Book Samples:
Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy


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