Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Week Deal - Kindle DX Graphite 9.7" $259


This is normally $379, so it's a $120 savings.  It's a favorite of some of us who use it for PDFs and books with complex illustrations with small print.  It uses the same Pearl screen as the Kindle 3 and Kindle Touch but my entire Kindle 3 fits into the screen area of the DX, so it's easier on the eyes, though obviously it'll weigh more.

  It has NO WiFi capability and uses only 3G (Cellular network access), with which you can download books just about anywhere without looking for a WiFi spot -- and the experimental web browser through that 3G capability is still usable, free, for U.S. citizens and customers in about 61 countries, which Amazon UK lists and I reference at this page, which has more information and the link to the Amazon UK table.

  With a discount this big, I don't know what the future of this particular model is, but many of us have depended on it for comfortable e-Ink reading of PDFs (which can be fully rotated and zoomed using rectangular areas).

  Here are working images of my own DX (I had the DX US only and now have the DX Graphite US/Int'l).

Reaction to DX Graphite by tougher MobileRead forum's Sony stalwarts at time of release last August.

Kindle DailyDeal
While I'm at it, here's today's Kindle Daily Deal book
  Raising Jake, by Charlie Carillo, 139 customer reviews, 4.5 stars
  Wednesday's price: $8.69,  Thursday's discount: $7.70
  Thursday's Kindle Daily Deal Price: $0.99 (89% off)
"...In this coming-of-age tale, there's often a question of who is parenting whom.  Carillo, a former reporter for the New York Post, has an easy way with breezy prose and likable characters." -- Publishers Weekly

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1 comment:

  1. My fear is the DX will be discontinued, but my hope is this is clearing some stock for a new model. Even though the DX has been characterized as a niche model for a small group who need to use PDFs, I think a wide section of the market will eventually want a big Kindle to read magazines and comics on. If eink is supposed to replace paper publishing, then people will expect media at that size - it's why publications are doing well on the iPad. And with the units and the eink screens getting cheaper, this seems doable.


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