When it comes to the original Amazon Kindle and the newest DX Kindle, which is also referred to Kindle 1 and 2, both have set the pace while merging both old-school reading and new technology. Kindle has managed to slip impressive technology and the low-cost convenience of e-books with that of the old, familiar method of a traditional book in one, lightweight unit while viewing an easy-to-read, paper-like pages on the screen.
Special features such as customizable fonts and sizes, free samples of books, ergonomic design and the ease being computer-free are what draws many book-lovers to this particular gadget. It is also the very realistic pages on the screen, which resemble a non-backlit and paper-like consistency, and the instant download of books and other forms of media for free that warms even the most traditional book readers to the Kindle as well.
In some cases, consumers will either wait to see how things go when new technology comes on the market, or they will leap into action with a must-have sense of glee. However, for those wondering what the difference is or which one is better, there are pros and cons to both, depending on what you’re looking for or desire that one unit may have, while the other may not.
Pricing may deciding factor when it comes to selecting a specific Kindle, since the DX is twice as much as its earlier predecessor. Several other differences between the two that tend to confuse users is the fact that the DX boasts a 9.7-inch screen and an impressive 3,500-book memory size (4GB), compared to the earlier version 6-inch screen and 1,500-book memory (2GB). However, some may be fine with the fact that the original Kindle holds an SD card slot for extra memory space, while the Kindle DX does not.
Another new feature that many are raving about is the automatic rotating screen, designed to flip from portrait to landscape viewing, within the DX version. The feature allows consumers to do another new trick, which is viewing graphs, maps and that of web pages with the use of its wireless feature that’s still easy and free to use.
The new Read-to-Me feature and built-in PDF Reader are things that also has many buzzing within the Kindle DX, and is not something that the original model feature. This Read-to-Me is a new audio feature, using text-to-speech program that reads out newspapers, magazines and books out loud to the reader, while the PDF Reader allows users to view documents at their leisure.
While both the Amazon Kindle and the Kindle DX are both considered to be fantastic methods for reading, especially for avid readers and e-book enthusiasts alike, things as overall form, function and features are points one will want to take into consideration, as well as how either or will best fit you budget and lifestyle.