With the recent release of the Kindle DX, many have wondered how its electronic ink display stacks up against PDF related technical documents. Here, I attempt to get some decent shots of some complex and not so complex technical PDFs.
The Kindle DX has finally made it worth owning a Kindle for the purpose of reading technical books. The native PDF rendering works wonderfully. Also, many of the books below, if not free in the first place, were significantly cheaper than the dead tree equivalent which resulted in a large cost savings. Finally, the weight of the Kindle, roughly 18oz, is significantly lighter to carry than all of these books (which only represent a few of the 100+ PDFs on the device which only occupy a few percentage of the total storage capacity).
Worth the $500? I’d say so.
(Click any of the images for their original 12MP image)
Random Lambda Calculus PDF