Well, this is a quick review as I've had the kindle DX for 5 days (amazon continues to amaze me at their ability to fill orders - 16 hrs from order to in my hands and I'm in Canada) and I can clearly state that it is awesome - head and shoulders above ipad as a book reader.
DX is a reasonable weight (noticeably lighter than the ipad) and the screen size is a must for me, over the smaller 6" version (which I could see owning as a 2nd device). I have plowed through a couple of trading related books already, and the charts display clearly and the text is crisp - truly easy on the eyes. It should be noted that my entire book collection is pdf, which is not really native to the kindle. But this version of software handles them well, but I actually look forward to purchasing new books
This is certainly one of my favorite purchases to date.
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That's awesome. Is this the third generation DX, I assume? They started shipping recently I think. I have a 2nd generation Kindle. Perhaps when the 4th generation comes out I'll take a look at adding a DX version I'm content with my smaller Kindle for now.
My trading buddy and I share our amazon accounts, so we get each others Kindle libraries without paying twice. Not recommended unless you 100% trust someone naturally But we have an unofficial policy that we personally buy every other book, so we get all the books for half cost more or less. You can just sign in to another Amazon account on Kindle, and it downloads their library to your Kindle. Then sign back in to yours.
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Yes Mike, it's the 3rd gen DX. E ink has been improved in this version, other than that, no real difference for previous DX users. I'll likely wait for the 4th gen to add the smaller more portable 6" version.
I actually bought my first ebook today - Super Trader. I now see the benefits of ebooks in the epub format. And it was reasonably priced. That's the one complaint I have - generally there isn't much of a discount for ebooks, but that's more of an issue with the book industry. Similar to the state of the music industry 5 years ago. Eventually they'll embrace economies of scale.
Nice to be able to share libraries. Unfortunately, my trader buds barely read.
Does anyone know if and how to download a pdf file format on a Kindle. I have two books Mind over Markets and Markets in Profile and I would like to have them on my new Kindle without having to buy them.
Yes, you can drag and drop pdfs onto your kindle. When the USB cable is plugged into your desktop, the kindle is mounted similar as the ipod or an external hard drive. The current kindle software natively supports pdf so no conversion is needed. Some functionality is lacking when compared to Mobi or the amazon format. But most of my books right now are old pdfs I've had for some time and they read very well.
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You can drag and drop the PDFs onto your kindle but the viewing experience is far inferior than the kindle format files. For one, you cannot increase the size of the font while viewing PDFs and for most of the PDF books, the native font appears very small on Kindle. You can zoom in but that makes the flow/sequence of pages cumbersome.