Amazon Kindle DX Review Round-Up

Rob posted his review earlier today after getting his hands on Amazon's latest e-reader, the $489 Kindle DX:
"Though based on the Kindle 2, it's the first version that seems a beautiful thing... That said, Amazon's weird pay-to-play online service for converting file formats is still a black mark against Kindles of any size--especially when you pay $480 for the hardware."
Here's what others are saying...

• Wired's Steven Levy likes the improvements, but thinks the price isn't quite right.

• Gizmodo found the inclinometer useful for PDFs.

• The NYT's take: "For those of us who don't need to read PDFs or, say, all 1,328 pages of 'Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies,' the regular Kindle should suffice."

• Walt Mossberg at the WSJ would prefer "on-screen touch controls that could instantly adapt to its size and orientation."

• Ed Baig at USA Today didn't see any major differences with the speed at which pages refresh; he did enjoy the big screen, but not the price.

• Engadget unboxed the thing and found a "less comfortable keyboard."

• CNET decided the DX's "larger chassis has its pluses and minuses."

• Early Amazon user reviews are posting, too: 4 out of 5 stars based on 20+ reviews thus far.

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4 Responses to Amazon Kindle DX Review Round-Up

  1. PaulR says:

    From Gizmodo:
    “Best ebook reader to date”

    Um, compared to what? The other Kindle? Other eReaders – at any price? Grrrr!

  2. Brandon says:

    Great Review, thanks

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    Definitely not for me, but I’m glad you guys are enjoying it.

    As for Gizmodo…something happened over there.
    It’s like they’ve lost their focus or something, I don’t know.

  4. I think its feature made it a great kindle to buy. Thanks for the review.

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