Honestly I would consider a netbook. I am really getting used to reading on mine. If you are like me, you like to read in bed. With a Kindle you still have to hold it up, my netbook I just put on my chest at a comfortable distance and need just 1 finger to turn the pages. Lol, when I get a wireless mouse I won't even need that.....I can just click the button under the covers
And you get a lot more functionality out of a netbook if it's a decent one. And for the price of a Kindle2, you can get a decent one
Mine is very readable, just have to remember to adjust the brightness to conditions. Kindle for PC works just like the Kindle....you can order right from the app. I just got the first 2 books of the Song of Ice and Fire series, something like a 1000 pages and it downloaded over 3G in under 30 seconds
Just throwing out an alternative, I'd been eyeing E-Books for a long time myself and decided a netbook was the better value.