Amazon Kindle DX Review


Amazon introduced Kindle DX in the summers of 2009, upgrading the screen size from 6” to 9.7’ inches of E-reading experience with a new graphite lust with better contrast ratios. Though outrun by iPad in terms of weight and functionality, Amazon has obviously directed the attractiveness of DX to those readers looking for a greater reading area and the all new e-ink display, affordable price being a cherry on the cake. It comes with an AC charger and a USB cable with no protective covers.

Kindle DX has a large library of E-books, blogs, papers, articles, features the Amazon online store, and has a non-expandable internal memory of 4GB capable of holding around 3500 e-books. The Amazon digital locker ensures your downloaded books to be vaulted securely, so in case if there is scarcity of space, entities can always be downloaded again. It features a 3G wireless connectivity, but there aren’t any notable hardware upgrades compared to the old DX.

In addition to 8 available fonts, including two latest extra-large sizes; a good battery life; image files, PDFs, MP3 and AAC audio playback, Amazon also offers a lot of software applications for the all new DX, and for other platforms as well. It offers software for Windows, Macs, Android hand-held and Apple devices. It syncs automatically with Amazon’s WhisperSync. The conventional EPUB file format is however not supported by the kindle DX, Amazon made this good by offering its own library which includes 2 million private and public titles.

Furthermore, many newspapers, blogs, magazines can be subscribed via the Kindle DX which get updated wirelessly with no costs whatsoever inside US (Charges apply using the same service overseas), One can also download content to PC and upload it to the Kindle via USB. The Kindle features a built-in QWERTY keyboard for search commands. Facebook, Twitter and other social networks can be accessed through the Kindle and subscribed as well to share relevant excerpts among your social network.

Unlike iPad and other touch reading devices like the Sony Reader, it does not have a touch screen capacity. Navigation functionality is catered on the right border of the Kindle by the thumbstick, page forward/back option, menu and home buttons. This ensures more vibrant screen visibility, as it has been seen that adding touch features to such devices affect screen clarity. Amazon also states that the display’s contrast has been improved by 50 percent compared to the previous kindle. Focusing on the cosmetics, the graphite-colored border looks classy which assists to differentiate this Kindle from the previous DX.

Concluding, the Kindle DX is for a particular user who needs a large-screen e-ink display that permits looking extra text on a single page or enhancing the font size and still have more than three words per line, to ensure a great reading experience to its user. The size also makes it superior to other e-ink e-readers for viewing PDF files and image-laden photo books and textbooks. Newspapers and magazines also never looked better before in the all new Kindle DX.

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