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Old 10-13-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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Is Kindle DX worth the price for reading pdfs?

I am tossing up whether to buy the Kindle DX or the latest 3G Kindle.

The Kindle 3G looks great for reading novels but I need to read a lot of pdf files.
I know that reading a pdf on a netbook is annoying because you have to scroll up and down the columns to read a single page and don't want to buy the DX to find that I still have to do the same thing.

So, how do Kindle DX owners find it for reading pdf files? Or should I just go with the convenience of a smaller kindle and leave the pdfs to my PC?


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Old 10-13-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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3G is a great reader - but it's a mobi/azw reader, don't buy it on the idea of reading PDFs, it just isn't a good mix.

The DX is better, though I've heard reports that its PDF reader could really do with some improvements none the less.

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Old 10-13-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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Welcome to MobileRead, Kim.

My SIL has a DX and I've read PDF files on it......it gives amazing results.

You can sometimes find "refurbished" (not to be confused with "used") models for $189 on the amazon page..Same warranty, same 30 day return policy.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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I've got a DX(white) with me right now. I can tell you it really really better than my 3G for PDFs. But after 20 odd minutes I found out that it's unnaturally heavy - like a slab of solid metal block and gets a little fatiguing (sp?).
But for PDFs yes the large screen alone makes it awesome.
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I have the new DXG and love it. Reads all my pdf's really well. I also have a K3 wifi/3g and although it has a few more pdf reading options, it's still too small to read most of my pdf's comfortably.

I also enjoy the DXG (new pearl screen = MUCH better than the previous dx screen imho) as a general ebook reader. You get so much more on a page (lots less page turns).

I don't find the DXG too heavy myself but maybe older/weaker persons may. Even with an amazon leather cover on it, it's still ~1/2 the weight of an ipad.

My wife only reads novels (no pdf's) and like the smaller K3 best. It's her's now!

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I don't find the DXG too heavy myself but maybe older/weaker persons may.
You just made me feel a LOT older and weaker in one go
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:02 AM   #7
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DX vs Kindle

Thanks everyone for your opinions...

In summary I think that for convenience and portability of reading novels I'll buy the cheapest kindle (as a present to myself) and perhaps wait for the next model of the DX to use exclusively for pdfs (and claim in my tax as a work expense). Maybe they will have made some improvements by next year. I know that the B book lets you annotate and has a lot more features such as a touch screen.

So for the time being I'll keep reading the pdfs on my computer and be patient.

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Old 10-15-2010, 09:58 AM   #8
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I love my DXG and I don't read PDF's, I just like the larger screen. It is heavier then the K3 but the extra weight does not bother me. It also helps that when I am reading my DXG I am normally sitting down or lying in bed so I can lean it against something if I want. I have used it in the metro and been fine with it.
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