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Amazon Kindle DX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3601 reviews of Amazon Kindle DX. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the screen and size are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the price.

usability, portability, performance, size, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle DX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Amazon Kindle DX from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on People are impressed by the price, but there are some less positive comments about the size.



83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Amazon Kindle DX


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3511 user reviews of Amazon Kindle DX from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the price, and many are negative about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, size, screen


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon Kindle DX Black Leather Cover (Fits 9.7" Display, Latest and 2nd Generation Kindles)Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device (9.7" Display, U.S. Wireless) by AmazonAmazon Kindle DX Hard Shell SLEEVE CASE Cover Pouch Carrying Bag with Extra Accessories Pocket-- BLACK + Black Amazon Kindle DX Car Charger + Black Am

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Roberto Baldwin (

Amazon Kindle DX


Amazon is positioning the Kindle DX as Newspaper 2.0. With a largerscreen, it tries its best to mimic your favorite daily read withoutgetting your fingers all inky. Amazon has deals with many of the bignational and international papers, but it remains...

Larger screen. PDF compatibility for rolling your own e-books

Keyboard and button design are a step backward. Large size and increased weight make it less portable. Pricey

The Kindle DX introduces a larger screen and native PDF support to the e-book reader. Too bad an awkward keyboard, missing navigation buttons, and the ongoing issue of price keep it from becoming the ultimate e-book reader.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Amazon Kindle DX review: Amazon Kindle DX


Editors' note: Amazon announced on April 20, 2011, that a software update adding the ability to read e-books from participating local libraries will be added by the end of 2011.

Large-screen e-book reader with improved, higher contrast e-ink screen; large library of hundreds of thousands of e-books, newspapers, and blogs via Amazon's familiar online store; free 3G wireless access; can store up to 3,500 books; eight fonts...

Though it's more affordable than the previous DX model, the price is still within spitting distance of the more versatile iPad; heavier weight (than smaller Kindle) could make long reading sessions tiresome; doesn't support EPUB files; no protective...

Though it has a hard time competing with Apple's iPad in terms of functionality, the less-expensive 2010 Kindle DX will appeal to those looking for a large, dedicated e-reader with an e-ink display.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (

Amazon Kindle DX (2010)


This large-screen eReader features an improved display and a lower price, but it still doesn't offer a robust enough experience for students.

While its $110 less than the original price, the $379 Kindle DX still doesn't address the needs of its core education audience; the limited access to notes, inability to create or export notes on sideloaded documents, and mediocre typing experience...

Jul, 2010

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Amazon Kindle DX (Graphite) E-Reader Review - PCWorld


Budget e-reader delivers clear text and basic functionality in a light, well-presented package.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (

Amazon Kindle DX


At its core, the Kindle DX is simply a bigger, higher-capacity, and more-expensive version of the wildly popular Kindle e-book reader. The interface is the same, the dead-simple process of wirelessly downloading books is the same, and the content you...

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

Very expensive. No touch screen. Interface could be more intuitive

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.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (

Amazon Kindle DX E-Reader Review


Big screen ; Adds PDF support ; Lean, elegant design

Keyboard is awkward to type on ; Expensive

Though the Kindle DX is an impressive e-book reader, its high price will likely turn off some prospective buyers.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

Amazon Kindle DX - A Review of the Amazon Kindle DX


Expanded, crisp E-Ink display, Accelerometer for adjusting screen orientation, Expanded storage, Fast wireless downloads

Expensive, Bulkier than the Kindle 2, Some popular books not available, Battery not user-replaceable

Reading on the Kindle DX over a long weekend was a pleasure. The display doesn't induce headaches or eyesores like a computer monitor would; text is crisp yet soft enough to remind us of a page in a book. Though it's barely noticeable, the screen still...

Jul, 2009

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Amazon Kindle DX: Review und Unboxing (mit Video)


Unsere Kollegen von Engadget US haben gestern das Kindle DX ausgepackt und getestet: Der große Bruder des Kindle 2 ist dabei vor allem durch seine "ernsthaft schreckliche" Tastatur aufgefallen. An seiner neuen Größe, die der eines Taschenbuchs...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (

Amazon Kindle DX review


Here's the one-line summary of the Kindle DX: It's a Kindle 2 with a larger screen, hair-trigger orientation sensor, and an awful keyboard. Seriously awful. Yes, we know we should be focused on things like PDF support or even content partners like...

Bigger screen ; PDF support ; Um, bigger screen

Expensive ; Heavy ; Terrible keyboard not useful for taking notes

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

Amazon Kindle DX Review


Amazon's Kindle DX was announced back at the beginning of May, but it's taken until now for the first of the oversized ebook readers to reach buyers' hands. The Kindle DX begins shipping this week, promising more E Ink real estate, more memory, and...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Kindle DX is as thin as most magazines. Just over a third of an inch in profile, you'll find Kindle DX fits perfectly in your hands. Kindle DX's large display is ideal for a broad range of reading material, including graphic-rich books, PDFs, newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Kindle DX's display is two and a half times the size of the Kindle display. Whether you're reading the latest bestseller or a financial report, text and images are amazingly sharp on the 9.7" screen. Kindle DX is completely wireless and ready to use right out of the box - no setup, no cables, no computer required. Kindle DX supports wall charging via the included Kindle DX power adapter, and charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable. Kindle DX fully charges in approximately 4 hours. Kindle DX's screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, eliminating the glare associated with other electronic displays. As a result, Kindle DX can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. Kindle DX can read to you. With its text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and your spot is automatically saved. Pages automatically turn while the content is being read, so you can listen hands-free. You can speed up or slow down the reading speeds or choose a male or female voice.

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Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:9.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):24.6cm
Technology:E Ink

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Amazon Kindle

Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000/HSDPA
Type:Wireless cellular modem

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Handheld Type:eBook reader