You can… you can add notes, highlight, or bookmark a page. It has a full keyboard so you can type more efficiently than pretty much any tablet. As far as an e-ink tablet with a stylus, that’s a bit of a pipe dream right now — bridgestone had done proof of concept but I don’t believe there’s a production e-ink device with stylus input. You can’t say tbis device is “bad” because it does’f meet unrealistic expectations.
The Kindle DX is a niche product but if you buy it for the right reasons, there’s literally nothing out there that will serve the same function. I use my DX almost every day for technical text books and it’s a god-send — if you’re reading textbooks the formatting is more often than not perfect and allows you to fully see graphics and text on the same page. I’ve used a smaller e-reader for the same purpose and it was miserable, I constantly had to pullout a second device just to be able to understand what was going on. I’ve used an android tablet for the same thing I use my DX for and, although better, between the glare and eye strain, it’s definitely not as optimal as the DX. Keep in mind that our eyes were never “evolved” to focus on something that’s constantly refreshing, which is why reading an e-ink e-reader is much better / easier than on a tablet.
I love my Kindle DX — I can see how some people may not have a use for it but it’s not for EVERYONE, it is a niche product. Mine has lasted nearly 3 years and I just replaced the battery on it. I will definitely be picking a new one up if only so I have a backup and I’m more than happy to spend the 300 bucks on it.
What a load of shit — of course you can observe the effects of something from a third person point of view and make intelligent, observational based hypothesis. Are you saying that basically the entire s scientific process is invalid?