Amazon has a 1-day discount on its Kindle DX Graphite today, August 10, Friday.
The The DXG is on a special one-day sale for $110 off and Amazon last did a big sale for one day on this model during Black Friday Week 2011 when they discounted The DXG by $120.
At that time we wondered if they were being phased out.
But it's almost a year later now.
' Today only, August 10, 2012, get Kindle DX for $269 (regularly $379). Kindle DX includes Free 3G wireless that works globally. 'The email I received added, "while supplies last." However, the product page doesn't have that wording.
If you click on the image at the top of today's blog, you'll get the larger image. Then if you click on "Next" while there -- at the top-right while viewing, there's a zoomed in version of that photo so that you can see the font display better.
For more on the DX Graphite model, here are Day 1 reports on it in the Kindle forums after it was released
Also, here are reactions to the DXG by the tough-minded Mobileread Forum folks, a crowd which tended to favor the Sony display before the Kindle Graphite DX was released.
A 6" Kindle? Or the largish 9.7" DX
This was a common question, and I was asked about this today. I wrote a blog article, when the first Kindle DX was released, about questions you should ask yourself before deciding between a smaller, more carryable Kindle and the larger, more readable one.
The advice would be the same for the current 6" and the DX Graphite though, except that the current 6" Kindle Touch has considerably darker fonts than the old Kindle 2 had.
Screen examples of older model showing PDFs, landscape mode, sheet music
Here are examples of material (PDFs and sheet music) as displayed on my older Kindle DX before they improved the model with the DX Graphite which has darker fonts and higher contrast.
These will still give you an idea. Click "next" at upper-right of the image page to get more examples as you go.
I use the Kindle Fire more, but for PDFs with smaller print, I reach for the DX Graphite. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
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