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Old 04-15-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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Kindle DX on sale today at Amazon, $80 off

FYI, it's their deal of the day.

$299 instead of $379
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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They put the K2 on sale just before the K3 came out...
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:06 AM   #3
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..and they just had this exact deal at bestbuy or target in the US.
Does look like a new one is on the way.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:31 AM   #4
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I wonder what on earth a new one could offer though? The current gen already has a pearl e-ink screen. Most of the DX Graphite's deficiencies seem to be software-related.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:36 AM   #5
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I wonder what on earth a new one could offer though? The current gen already has a pearl e-ink screen. Most of the DX Graphite's deficiencies seem to be software-related.
A firmware upgrade?

The DXG is great for regular books, but when talking about PDFs .... not the best. Even the Kindle 3, which is cheaper and smaller, has better PDF features.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:17 AM   #6
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Well, if the k3 has better PDF features, I hate to think how bad they are on the DX. No reflow, no zoom except by huge increments.

Unfortunately, PDF is just not a priority for Amazon.
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Unfortunately, PDF is just not a priority for Amazon.
It's sad, but it looks like that's the case.

Now, to be fair, if you are going to read sequential PDF documents or you don't need annotations, it is probably the best device we currently have.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #8
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Well, if the k3 has better PDF features, I hate to think how bad they are on the DX. No reflow, no zoom except by huge increments.

Unfortunately, PDF is just not a priority for Amazon.
So tell me, why does a 9,7 inch device need features like reflow and many zoom increments?
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:06 PM   #9
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So tell me, why does a 9,7 inch device need features like reflow and many zoom increments?
Well, it doesn't need. But it should has the option 'fit to margins'. Has it?
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Well, it doesn't need. But it should has the option 'fit to margins'. Has it?
Yeah, it has. Well, it´s not an option, the kindle does it automatically.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #11
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So tell me, why does a 9,7 inch device need features like reflow and many zoom increments?
Because 9.7 is still a lot less than 13 (8.5x11). Also, I want to zoom in just enough to get rid of margins and header and footer.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:42 PM   #12
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Great news anyway.
This must mean the new model will be coming soon, I think.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:48 PM   #13
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Hey, can't wait, another $400 model that Amazon won't update at all is coming!

they suckered me in once with the DXG, they won't do it again. Say NO to DX!

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Old 04-15-2011, 10:31 PM   #14
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ah, is this deal only for today?

I thought this discount was going to be permanent.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:14 PM   #15
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