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Amazon Kindle DX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7808 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and performance. The portability and screen also get good opinions. There are some critical comments about the reliability and value for money.

usability, screen, portability, performance, size

value for money, reliability

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle DX

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Amazon Kindle DX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle DX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7696 user reviews of Amazon Kindle DX from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

usability, screen, portability, performance, design

value for money, reliability

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

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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

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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...

Objectively, the Kindle DX is a great piece of hardware. If the few ergonomic issues – absent left-hand buttons being the most significant – don’t affect you, then working with such a broad expanse of E Ink display is great. Problem is, most general...

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Supersized Kindle DX Makes E-Reading Easy for a Supersized Price

 

Another Kindle? It seems that it was only four months ago that we saw a new version of Amazon's e-reader. In fact, it was only four months ago the Kindle 2 arrived on February 9. What's the June release have that the February one doesn't? More real...

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Amazon Kindle DX Video hands-on

 

After the official announcement we had the chance to go hands-on with the new Amazon Kindle DX, and despite the overall family resemblance it feels a very different device to the Kindle 2. Where that e-reader prioritizes the hand-feel and portability...

The Kindle DX is available to pre-order now, priced at $489. It’ll begin shipping in the US over the summer; for all the details on today’s launch, check out SlashGear’s liveblog coverage plus the hardware specs and official photos from Amazon.

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.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:10.4in
Weight:1.1lbs/1.2lbs
Width:7.2in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Amazon.com
Model:DX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Amazon Kindle

Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard

Modem

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader
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