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Pocket-Lint says:

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Bigger? Yes. Better? Not really. More memory and better PDF handling are welcome but Kindle’s super-sized ebook reader might be too large for travellers and too small for anyone expecting a real digital newspaper. quote


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Critic reviews

7.1
5 reviews
  • Display / readability
    6.9
  • Battery life
    8.9
  • Store and selection of titles
    6.3
  • Ease of use
    6.9
  • Document support
    7.3
  • Storage capacity
    6.9
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    5.1

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User reviews

8.6
5 reviews
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    10
  • Battery life
    10
  • Store and selection of titles
    10
  • Ease of use | 1 comment
    8.0
  • Document support
    8.0
  • Storage capacity | 1 comment
    10
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    8.0
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6.0
Engadget Jun 19, 2009

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.

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8.0
Computerworld May 6, 2009

In other words, the Kindle DX is not so much a revolutionary new addition to Amazon's product line as it is a perhaps useful niche product for academia.

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7.0
Gizmodo Jun 11, 2009

Unless E-Ink gets cheaper, faster, bigger and more colorful all at once, it's doomed. The iPhone is an all-around worse system for book readin', but way more people have iPhones, so it could beat Kindle by sheer momentum.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Jun 24, 2009

Bigger? Yes. Better? Not really. More memory and better PDF handling are welcome but Kindle’s super-sized ebook reader might be too large for travellers and too small for anyone expecting a real digital newspaper

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8.0
Boing Boing Jun 11, 2009

The DX is the king of readers, and regular book buyers will love it. Native PDF support is slick and speedy. That said, Amazon's weird online service for converting file formats is still a black mark against it, especially given the $480 tag.

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7.0
Grizzy Grizzy

I've had the DX for a number of weeks now, and it is really a great way to read books. I really like having to not carry the 3-4 books that I used to carry on my many air travels. I can now carry many more than before, and my bad habit of reading 3-4 books at a time is expanding... I...

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9.0
starship starship

The DX also doesn't give any new hope for E-Ink as a sustainable platform. The many people who bitch that color is king are not wrong, exactly, but color E-Ink is puke-tastic and far from cheap. Monochrome E-Ink may look nice by the light of your nightstand lamp—and thank God Amazon...

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9.0
JDuenas JDuenas

First generation Kindle DX is a great product and perfect for a college student who wants to carry all his/her textbooks without lugging around 100lbs. in a backpack. Though there are times when you are wanting something a bit smaller when reading normal books. Why, I honestly couldn't tell you,...

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9.0
cwesty cwesty

I ordered the DX the day it was announced, and it is the first dedicated e-reader I have owned. I am a non-traditional college student, and I picked up the unit hoping to purchase a majority of my textbooks in Kindle format. Unfortunately, the Kindle textbook store that Amazon promised still...

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9.0
tonypittman tonypittman

After using the original Kindle, I held out and waited for the kindle DX before upgrading. I felt that a larger screen would make a big difference, and on this front, the DX does not disappoint. The screen is great. So far, the only issue relates to the native support for .pdf files. More info...

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