The DX sports many design improvements, including better placement of speakers and buttons. Unfortunately those improvements don’t extend to the keyboard which is much worse than previous Kindle keyboards. The added screen size means more to view at once and fewer pages to turn. The native PDF support is a big plus.
Amazon continues to create readers with a wonderfully sleek design and good view ability. The availability of over 300,000 titles and the slick way those books, newspapers, and magazines can be downloaded is still a big enticement for an avid reader. Although the technology is wonderful and the Kindle DX is an excellent reading device.
While our Pros may outnumber our Cons, the Kindle DX is not for everyone. Gadget freaks who must have the latest and the greatest, and those who need to view PDFs, should look at the DX. Most average readers who want to go digital, will find that the Kindle 2 is easier to handle and carry, and has a more acceptable price point.
- Excellent design
- Large screen
- Less page turning necessary
- Good battery life
- No monthly fees for wireless
- Excellent text quality
- Large library of content
- Good in bright light
- Easy to buy books, magazines and newspapers
- Speakers and headphone jack for audio
- Compatible with PCs and Macs
- Can be used without a computer
- Native support for PDFs
- Useful text-to-speech feature
- Very expensive
- Not as portable as the Kindle 2 with 6” screen
- Poor keyboard
- Grayscale only. No color.
- You cannot change the size of the type in the Kindle Store
- Stiff scroll button
- Somewhat heavy and slightly awkward for lengthy reading
- No zoom for PDFs