Amazon Kindle DX

73
Global
Score
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Amazon Kindle DX review

Summary

Pros
  • Bigger screenPDF supportUm, bigger screen
Cons
  • ExpensiveHeavyTerrible keyboard not useful for taking notes
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 newspapers and textbook publishers, but we're having a hard time getting over the keyboard -- it's emblematic of some puzzling design choices Amazon made with the Kindle DX. What do we mean? Read on.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Store and selection of titles
7.3
Ease of use
6.5
Document support
8.0
Battery life
8.0
Portability (size / weight)
6.7
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Specs

Kindle

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
9.7 inches
Touchscreen
no
Mobile broadband (3G)
yes
Internal storage
4 GB
Battery life
Up to7 day
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Specs

Kindle

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
9.7 inches
Touchscreen
no
Mobile broadband (3G)
yes
Internal storage
4 GB
Battery life
Up to7 day
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