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Kindle DX review

7.4/10 AVG.

Informr score
The Kindle DX currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Screen Size
4 GB
Reading Time

What the Critics Are Saying...


It’s all a little too simplistic. It might look great and really capture the nervousness that many children have felt while in bed at night, but it’s not enough to make you want to play for any great length of time. It’s a passing treat but ultimately a little forgettable in the en...

- Jennifer Allen, 148Apps

If you don't already have an iPad or other large tablet, and you're especially interested in viewing large, chart- and graphics-intensive PDFs, then Kindle DX is a great choice. The large screen is amazingly sharp and clear, and is definitely better than older Kindle models.If you do have an iPad th...

- Jen Edwards, TabletPCReview
Laptop Mag

While its $110 less than the original price, the $379 Kindle DX still doesn't address the needs of its core education audience; the limited access to notes, inability to create or export notes on sideloaded documents, and mediocre typing experience make it hard to recommend on that front. It's a goo...

- K.T. Bradford, Laptop Mag
PC Magazine

At its core, the Kindle DX is simply a bigger, higher-capacity, and more-expensive version of the wildly popular Kindle e-book reader. The interface is the same, the dead-simple process of wirelessly downloading books is the same, and the content you can get on the device (books, magazines, newspape...

- Dan Costa, PC Magazine
Bright Hub

While the price may seem a little higher than warranted and the keyboard could use some rethinking, the Kindle DX tops my list as the best e-reader available on today's market. This opinion could quickly change as new models are released by other companies – in particular, I'm still very curio...

- Michele McDonough, Bright Hub

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Screen Size

The Kindle DX's screen size is 9.7 inches with x pixels resolution.

532 MHz

There is a Freescale ARM-11 532 MHz processor (CPU).


The eReader runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The e-reader is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1530 mAh battery.

Kindle DX Specs

Release date August 27, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada
SIM card size Yes
Operating System No

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Processor Freescale ARM-11 532 MHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1530 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White, Graphite
Dimensions [H x W x D] 26.4 x 18.3 x 1.0 cm (10.4 x 7.2 x 0.4 in)
Weight 252 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 9.7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen No
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard Yes
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported No
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Amazon Kindle DX

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