"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.