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Kindle DX

Discussion in 'Book club' started by oliverferret, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. oliverferret

    oliverferret New commenter

    I've posted this on another forum but it was suggested that I'd get a better response on here.
    I am thinking of buying a kindle DX - I want to use it predominantly for reading research papers which are in a pdf format. I need to be able to highlight text, annotate the text and also archive the various papers so that they are easy to retrieve and review.
    It looks like you can't buy them in the UK and have to go via Amazon.com - is this correct?
    Also has anyone any experience of using them for the above purpose. I'm doing my MA major project and want to get away for printing off reams of research papers which is what I normally do as I find it impossible to do lots of reading off a computer screen.
    I'd be really grateful to hear about the pros and cons of the DX. Its also been suggested that an i pad would be better for this purpose but they are considerably more expensive and I'd have to wait and save some more money.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I have a DX, I bought it over a year ago. I'm not sure if the current DX is an imprtoved model with a better screen, like the Kindle 3.
    Yes I bought from US - at the time it cost £435 including the tax. Then another £34 for the case.
    Yes you can highlight text, annotate text and look words up automatically in the dictionary - but only if the text is in MOBI format.
    None of these three things work in PDF on my DX.
    I have just tried for you, so I know!
    Mind you, you can't do any of these on an iPad either - and that's a computer screen that may not be so good for you.
    Sorry to give you bad news.

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  3. oliverferret

    oliverferret New commenter

    Thanks for the reply. Looks like its back to printing off the papers - not very green - at least I haven't wasted my money buying one and then finding out it can't do what I need.

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