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The Amazon Kindle DX Graphite Edition is an electronic book reader released as an upgrade from the original Kindle.

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Pros

doesn't require a computer to be used

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faster page turns than the original DX

1 agrees

darker display bezel is less distracting when reading

1 agrees

automatic rotating display (built-in accelerometer)

1 agrees

native PDF format support

1 agrees

books and paper subscriptions can be downloaded manually via computer and loaded onto the device via USB connection

1 agrees

more affordable price tag ($379, over $100 less than the original asking price of $489)

1 agrees

slim and aesthetically pleasing build

1 agrees

competitive book prices

1 agrees

free 3G / "whispernet" access - allows basic browsing and ebook downloading

1 agrees

large selection of books and newspapers

1 agrees

bookmark, annotation, dictionary and encyclopaedia (Wikipedia) support

1 agrees

text-to-speech functionality

1 agrees

more readable, booklike display than smaller 6" e-readers

1 agrees

4GB of internal storage

1 agrees

3.5mm headphone jack for stereo music / audiobook playback

1 agrees

built-in basic web browser

1 agrees

true eInk display - easy on the eyes, works in direct sunlight

1 agrees

backed by Amazon - a company you can trust to stay in business and provide at least some semblance of support / competitive book selection and pricing

1 agrees

long battery life of up to 2 weeks without a recharge (wireless off)

1 agrees

vastly improved contrast over the original DX (and Kindle 2) - blacks are significantly darker

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

part of a restrictive ebook ecosystem

3 agree

lacks the versatility of a slightly more expensive tablet device

1 agrees

better contrast means the jagged edges of the only available fonts are more clearly defined and bothersome

1 agrees

price point is still difficult to swallow - especially compared to the much more affordable Nook and Kindle 2

1 agrees

whispernet access isn't free when in other countries

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Amazon Kindle DX Graphite Edition is an electronic book reader released as an upgrade from the original Kindle. It hosts a larger 9.7” no-glare E Ink display, auto-rotation technology, a touted 50% improved contrast ratio and a larger 4GB storage capacity. Like its predecessor, the Kindle DX comes with free global 3G wireless connectivity with no monthly bills or annual contracts. It also inherits an integrated PDF reader, social networking access (Twitter, Facebook), and text-to-speech functionality for letting the Kindle read content out loud to you.

Features
  • Amazon Kindle Series
  • Upgrade from Original Kindle
  • Larger No-Glare E Ink Display
  • Improved Contrast Ratio
  • Larger Storage Capacity
  • Auto Screen Rotation
  • Free 3G Coverage
  • PDF Reader
  • Social Networking
  • Text-to-Speech
  • AC/USB Charging
  • 5-Way Controller
  • Ultra-Fast Book Downloading
  • Auto Library Backup
  • Adjustable Text Size
  • Full Image Zoom
  • Bookmarks/Annotations
  • Integrated Dictionary
  • Wikipedia Access
  • Search function
  • Password Protection
Specifications
  • Display: 9.7” E Ink (1200x824 @ 150ppi)
  • Contrast Ratio: 10:1
  • Gray Scale: 16-Level
  • Size: 10.4” x 7.2” x .38”
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Charge Time: 4.5 Hours
  • Connectivity: USDPA Modem (3G) w/Fallback to EDGE/GPRS
  • Interface: USB 2.0, 3.5mm Stereo Audio, Built-in Speakers
Supported Formats
  • Kindle (AZW)
  • PDF
  • TXT
  • Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX))
  • MP3
  • Unprotected MOBI
  • PRC Natively
  • HTML
  • DOC
  • RTF
  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • BMP through conversion.
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