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This is the fist time I have reviewed a product. Though I enjoy reading other people's reviews, I never felt strongly enough to write my own review. But having my Kindle DX for a little over a week has changed that.
My primary reason for buying the Kindle DX was work. I work in the computer field and need to read a lot of documentation. Often I will print out the documentation so I can use it for reference. This leads to lots of manuals that eventually get outdated and need to be recycled. On the kindle DX I can copy over the documentation, which is in pdf format, and carry all the information I need with me. In fact, I recently had a meeting with a client where I needed to verify the syntax for a SQL statement. I pulled out my kindle and was able to show exactly what the documentation said.
But I am also enjoying the kindle as a repository for personal reading material. I have purchased a number of books from Amazon, of course, but there is a ton of free material on the web. If I didn't want to purchase any current work, I could spend my days reading Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Twain, ...
I recommend the Kindle DX for anyone who like me reads a lot of pdfs or wants to enjoys having immediate access to books. It is a powerful tool and I am enjoying it immensely.
Another thing I wanted to add is that I can access email with my Kindle and check websites. All without having to pay extra. I certainly understand those who cannot afford the Kindle or want more features, but for now this is the best that is out there. If you need access to a large # of pdfs and books, this is the device. I don't think it is heavy, but I didn't buy the smaller K1 or K2. I choose not to buy them because they were too small.
For all the negative comments I have read, I haven't heard alot about alternatives. So far, everyone I know who has seen it loves it. I feel fortunate to have it and would recommend you buy one if you can afford it.
This may never happen to anyone else, but I accidentally tried to buy the same book twice. I need to start taking my memory pills again (I just can't remember where I put them). Anyway, the Kindle nicely told me that I had already downloaded the book and there was no need for me to purchase it again.
I just love this machine.