"A serious price for a not serious device"4.0 starson by UncleOalof
Pros: Ample screen size makes this the best e-reader for reading. As always the e-ink allows extending reading not only for the battery, but for my eyes. There is a lot of potential for the wireless for free local publications.
Cons: The price is still too serious for what you get. No screen lighting of any fashion. It may kill on power but reading in my bed would be easier for others if I didn't need an external source of lighting. More newspapers need to be on board.
Summary: Despite the price, the Kindle DX is still a great performer. If they would knock it down to about $250 I think we will finally hear the end of reviewers and people wrongly trying to compare it to an iPad. If only more newspaper publications, espeically free ones, would make themselves available. Can you imagine traveling and having local papers synced at your desire to the device?
In one area where I will bring up the iPad, is the book pricing itself. No thanks to Apple's book deal prices on Kindle books have risen. It is ridiculous for the Kindle version of new releases to be $3 more than the printed version. There is no justification for that. It eliminates the primary advantage one once came to enjoy with the Kindle.