How Large is a Kindle?

The size of Kindle e-book readers vary because there are several versions. Many of these devices release updates, so the features and specifications may change.

Kindle 3 Specifications

This e-book reader measures 7.5 x 4.8 x 0.335 inches. The resolution is 600 x 800 with a screen size of 6 inches. It weighs 9 ounces. The internal memory is 4GB. It has 16 grayscale levels. The recharging time is 4.5 hours.

The supported audio formats are MP3, Audible, AA and AAX. The reader supports the Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, HTML and DOC document formats. It can display images in JPEG, PNG, GIF and BMP formats.

Kindle DX

The DX has a 9.7 inch screen size. The size of Kindle e-book is 10.4 x 7.2 x 0.4 inches. It weighs 10.9 ounces. The resolution is 824 x 1200. The DX has 4GB of memory and 16 grayscale levels. It takes 4 hours to recharge. The device supports MP3, Audible, AAX audio formats and AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC document formats. You can view images in JPEG, PNG, GIF and BMP formats.

Facts about the Kindle

This electronic book reader was developed by Amazon. Since it came out, different versions have appeared. It has inspired copycats as well. The reader has the capacity to hold thousands of newspapers, magazines, blogs and books. Some versions allow the use of SD flash. This extends the capacity of the device.

As the devices described earlier show, these readers are about the size of a paperback. However, they are thinner. These readers use E-Ink technology so it reads like paper. You can read it in daylight. There is no back lighting so the eyes do not get hurt.


The reader utilizes wireless technology so you can download reading material. The size of Kindle e-book readers and its features has made it a hit with consumers. Numerous manufacturers offer hardware devices that support the reader. The support is for both the Kindle and Kindle DX.

The DX line has bigger screens compared to the original. The reason is it is more suited for reading textbooks and newspapers. The device can also be used on other platforms including Windows Phone 7, Android, Mac OS X 10.5 and later. It also supports BlackBerry and Windows.

Contents for the reader are bought on the Web. In several countries, the content can be downloaded via Wi-Fi. Download is also made possible using Amazon’s 3G “Whispernet” network.

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