Video review - Amazon Kindle DX

The Kindle DX launched in the US way back in May 2009 much to the dismay of us Brits. But finally arrangements were made at the beginning of the year

The Kindle DX launched in the US way back in May 2009 much to the dismay of us Brits. But finally arrangements were made at the beginning of the year so we could enjoy its mega screen this side of the pond too.

So it hasn't been over here for very long and we've already grabbed some hands-on time with Amazon's biggest eReader. With its 9.7-inch screen it is huge compared to the original Kindle's 6-inches. It's got improved graphics too, which serves to provide better reading of newspapers, magazines and textbooks - part of the Kindle DX's attempt to appeal to wider markets. It's also another eBook option if Amazon's deal with the British Library to provide free out-of-print 19th Century titles for its devices has taken your fancy.

Like the Kindle's before it, your downloads will still appear on your home page in 60 seconds and you can still access its very basic web browser, only now there's the added bonus of PDF support, auto rotation, text-to-speech functionality and enough memory for a whopping 3,500 books.

A boost in screen size inevitably means a boost in price and the DX will set you back $230 more than the original 6-inch Kindle, priced at $489 (around £320) and that's minus the pricey import and delivery charges (ouch).

If you haven't already seen our hands-on video with the Kindle why not take a look at that before watching our latest hands-on video with the DX and tell us what you think below. Is a bigger screen more appealing?

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