The Kindle 2009 DX or K2?

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It doesn’t matter whether you are an established Kindle 2 user searching for an upgrade or someone who is considering purchasing a new Kindle product, you now have more choices when it comes purchasing an ebook reader and electronic books. Amazon has launched a new reader; the Kindle 2009 DX. The DX first became available in May of 2009, and has gotten some great reviews. Let’s take a look at both the K2 and the DX to get an idea of which device has the best features, options and pricing.

If you choose the Kindle 2009 DX, you will enjoy an overall size of 10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″, while the K2 measurements are a bit smaller, at 8″ x 5.3″ x 0.36″. Although both devices are thinner than almost any typical paperback, at one-third of an inch deep, the DX weighs slightly more than 10 ounces and the K2 weighs almost 19 ounces. Keeping this in mind, if you are planning to bring your electronic reader with you on your travels, then the K2 is more portable.

In order to provide a good comparison between Amazon’s two devices, the storage capacity of each must be taken into consideration as well. The DX provides a 4GB internal memory, double the 2GB capacity in the K2. To put it a different way, with the DX, you can store almost 3,500 novels, while the K2 holds approximately 1,500.

When using the K2, users have encountered difficulties being able to read PFD files because they required file conversion that was possible only through an email to Amazon. Additionally, this support incurred extra costs. The good news is that with the DX, you are able to directly download PDF files onto your device, because PDF support has been integrated into the DX.

Price is another important factor to consider when choosing a wireless reading device. The DX retails for around $489, while the K2 costs around $359. Even if the price of the DX is too much for your budget, you should still consider it, since it has so many great options.

Although the K2 still remains affordable in terms of price and features, for those looking for the latest gadget with more great features, the Kindle 2009 DX is the right choice. Because the price tag is always a determinant factor when purchasing anything, it is advisable to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each in order to decide which device will suit your needs the best.

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