Amazon's second generation large screen reader is the first to incorporate the new Pearl E Ink display with 50 percent higher contrast. Yes, you can see the difference and blacks are blacker, making it easier to read in low light. The 9.7" DX Graphite is otherwise much the same as the DX it replaces, but the price is much lower. The Kindle DX Graphite has free 3G wireless for book shopping, periodical delivery and basic web surfing. It works with PDFs as well as Amazon format books, but not ePub. Definitely easy on the eyes and easier on the wallet too.