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Sony PRS-300

Sony PRS-300
alaScore 84

849 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 849 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and screen. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the reliability and performance are different.

usability, portability, value for money, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony PRS-300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PRS-300

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 69 user reviews of Sony PRS-300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, screen, value for money, size

performance

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader Pocket Edition Digital Book PRS300S Colour SILVERSony Reader Pocket Edition Digital Book PRS300 Colour PINK [Electronics]Sony PRS-300 Pocket Edition E-book Reader - pink

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony PRS-300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 user reviews of Sony PRS-300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, value for money, performance, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader Pocket Edition Silver PRS-300SCSony PRS-300BC Reader Pocket Edition BlueSony PRS300RC PRS-300RC Electronic Book Reader Rose

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-300)

 

Good things come in small packages. Size matters. You can't judge a book by its cover. Pick your literary cliché for Sony's diminutive Digital Reader Pocket Edition ($149.99 direct), they all fit. And the device itself will fit nicely in a purse, a...

Affordable. Compact. Solidly built. Compatible with the ePub format, which Amazon's Kindle doesn't support

No wireless book downloads. No AC adapter. Sony Book Store doesn't include newspapers, magazines or blogs

A low-cost, small-form-factor device, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition bests other e-book readers on design, if not features and performance.

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-300) E-Reader Review

 

Inexpensive and great for travel ; Controls are simple and intuitive

No included dictionary ; No support for image or HTML files

The Sony Reader Pocket Edition delivers mainstream e-book features in a highly portable package at a great price.

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 (silver)

 

Editors' Note (July 6, 2010): As of July 2010, Sony has lowered the suggested retail price of this product to $149.99.

With its sharp 5-inch screen, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is much more compact than the Kindle 2 and fits comfortably in one hand when reading; font size is adjustable; decent battery life; Sony's eBook Library software is now both Windows- and...

No expandable memory; battery is sealed into unit; screen may be too small for some people; limited zoom function with PDF files; cannot display JPEGs or play back MP3 files; not as zippy as the step-up PRS-600; USB charging only works from PCs.

While Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 has a basic feature set, its $200 price tag, compact size, and Epub file compatibility make it an appealing e-book reader.

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Sony PRS-300

 

The Reader Pocket Edition (Sony PRS-300) lets you access up to 350 of your favorite books from anywhere. Its elegant, lightweight design is small enough to slip into a purse or jacket pocket, and features a 5-inch display with E Ink Vizplex paper-like...

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

 

Sony's budget-price Pocket Edition is a compact, solid, easy-to-use e-reader. But even after a price drop to Sony49, it's a little overpriced for the feature set.

More compact than competing e-readers; metal body feels more durable than plasticky competition; generous button layout makes navigation simple

Other e-book readers at this price have bigger screens, more features; no Wi-Fi or wireless capabilities; storage not upgradable

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 Review

 

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 and comparisons to other eBook Readers

Excellent display; Small and portable; User-friendly interface; PDF, ePub file support

Few extra features; No touch screen; No wireless connectivity

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Review: Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 e-book reader

 

The Sony Reader Pocket Edition delivers mainstream e-book features in a highly portable package at a great price.

Like previous Sony Readers, the Pocket Edition comes in a metal case (most competitors use some sort of plastic), which may help explain its unexpected heft. But the silvery case felt great in my hands—a good thing, since the neoprene case is a slip-in...

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Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition ebook review

 

The ebook reader market seems to be gaining momentum if you take an increasing diversity of devices as an indicator. The idea of an ebook replacing your collection of dusty novels is still in its infancy, but with the PRS-300, the "Pocket Edition", we...

Build quality, easy to use, does exactly what it is supposed to

Price, some difficulty with Word documents

The PRS-300 isn't cheap, but it looks and feels like a quality device and does what it is supposed to do, which is let you comfortably read your books, without having to lug around a bag of paper copies

PC ADVISOR - Best Buy

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Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition review

 

The Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition is one of the most affordable e-book readers around. And there is plenty to like about it.

dfhsWith direct hook-up to a lending library and links to extra reading materials, Sony has addressed criticisms of its limited e-book options. The Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition's build is solid, the battery life is long and the design is up to...

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 review

 

Sony's new Pocket Edition eBook reader has a 5in screen, which is smaller than the 6in display on the original (see below). This makes it more compact, although it's a little thicker. It feels as well built as the original but doesn't come with the...

With little improvement over the original model and lots of missing features, the Pocket Edition isn't Sony's best Reader.

Product Specifications

The Reader Pocket Edition lets you access up to 350 of your favorite books from anywhere. Its elegant, lightweight design is small enough to slip into a purse or jacket pocket, and features a 5" display with E Ink paper-like screen technology for easy reading, even in direct sunlight. For added versatility, it supports multiple file formats including ePub and PDF, offering access to more books from more places, including The eBook Store from Sony and over one million free public domain titles from Google.

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in/2in/2in / 0.4in
Height:6.2in/6.3in
Weight:7.7oz/7.8oz/7.8oz / 7.7oz
Width:4.2in/4.3in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:3-bit (8 gray levels)
Color Support:3-bit (8 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:5in
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7cm
Technology:E Ink

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PRS-300BC/PRS-300LC/PRS-300RC/PRS-300RC/B/PRS-300SC/PRS300S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Reader Digital Book / Sony Reader Pocket Edition/Sony Reader Pocket Edition

Modem

Type: None

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 / Apple MacOS X 10.5.6 or later / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32/64 bits) / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32/64 bits) / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32/64 bits) / Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32/64 bits) / Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 or later
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