Kindle DX now down to $299

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In what may or may not be a permanent move, Amazon now has the Kindle DX for $299. That’s down $80 from the MSRP of $379, so not a bad deal at all. The DX is the larger version of the Kindle, with a 9.7″ screen and a much higher resolution of 824×1200 compared to 600×800 on the normal Kindle. It’s designed to be more of a textbook/magazine/newspaper type e-reader, and the higher resolution means it’s a heck of a lot better suited for documents than the horrible (IMHO) low resolution Kindle. At $299 it’s $120 more than the 3G Kindle, so the gap is starting to shrink. If I were to buy a Kindle, I’d most definitely get the DX rather than the normal version as I’m painfully aware of how important resolution is with certain types of reading material.

[via TechEblog]

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Andreas Ødegård

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3 thoughts on “Kindle DX now down to $299

  • Avatar of M
    April 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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    I’ve never seen one in reality. Would you say it’s too big for novels and other typical Kindle fare?

    The smaller one kind of seems a little crowded (granted, this opinion is based on the older 2nd generation design)

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  • Avatar of samIam78
    April 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm
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    I have read e-books (fiction) on much smaller screens including a Palm Zire and Centro phone so the Kindle 3 would definitely be adequate for reading. The DX is another sort of animal altogether. I wonder if the price drop signals a refresh is in the works for the DX. I would like to see one with the Mirasol color e-ink screen !!!

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