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Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900
alaScore 77

134 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and battery are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the performance. Many are critical about the value for money.

screen, usability, portability, battery, size

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

screen, usability, value for money, battery, size

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PRS900BCKIT Reader Daily Edition (Black)Sony PRS-900BCKIT Daily Edition e-Reader Bundle

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Sony Reader Daily Edition (PRS-900)

 

The Sony Reader Daily Edition addresses one of the Touch Edition's ($169.99, ) most glaring weaknesses: the lack of wireless book downloads. It also features a larger, 7.1-inch touch screen, and comes with an AC adapter, unlike its smaller brethren,...

Integrated 3G radio for wireless book downloads. Classy design. Touch-enabled display. Supports many file formats

High price. Glossy screen coating makes dim display difficult to read. Touch screen requires very firm presses

The Sony Reader Daily Edition offers a slick design with a touch screen and wireless book downloads, but it suffers from a high price and a dim display that defeats the purpose of E-Ink technology.

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Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC

 

Editors' Note (July 6, 2010): As of July 2010, Sony has lowered the suggested retail price of this product to $299.99.

First Sony Reader with wireless 3G service; larger 7.1-inch touch screen displays significantly more lines of text; with the addition of an optional memory card (SD or Memory Stick Pro), it's capable of storing thousands of electronic books; six...

Expensive; screen is still glare-prone and the contrast isn't as good as other non-touch-screen e-readers; battery isn't user-replaceable; can't "cloud-push" files from Sony's online store (using your desktop) to the device as you can with the Kindle;...

Though there's a lot to like about the Daily Edition, the dazzle of Sony's first e-reader to integrate cellular wireless connectivity is diminished by its lackluster screen and high price tag.

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Reivew: Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC

 

Sony's first wireless e-book reader, though pricey, offers first-rate newspaper support--but only if AT&T's service cooperates.

Wireless access to e-books and daily newspapers ; Reat multimedia features

Story interface is clunky ; Store interface is clunky ; Newspaper support depends on AT&T coverage quality

By the way, you can transfer commercial and free content to the Reader after using the included USB cable to attach the device to your Mac or PC. In fact, this is the only way to patronize bookstores other than Sony’s (you can buy from any e-tailer...

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Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC eBook reader

 

A great read is a few seconds away,” proclaims the Sony Reader Daily Edition screen as it tries to connect to the Sony store--or to do anything else involving the unit's wireless Internet access. Unfortunately, in my tests, I had to wait a lot longer...

Great multimedia features, wireless access to e-books and daily newspapers

Store interface is clunky, newspaper support depends on network coverage quality

Oddly, even though the Daily Edition uses a GSM service, it doesn't currently support international roaming (which is the best reason to go with GSM technology). For now, at least, you can purchase and download content wirelessly only when you’re in...

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"Disappointing"

 

Great idea, very poorly implemented. Probably ok for reading dime store novels, but not for any serious reading.

Good concept. Open file format allowing purchase of books from multiple stores (a very good thing, see below). Simple, intuitive use interface.

Notes/highlighting feature too buggy to use. If you take notes the way any good student would on a reasonably sized book, your notes will disappear without a trace, or your notes and highlights database will become corrupt and you will no longer be able t

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"Sony customer service is horrible!"

 

I was charged for almost $200 worth of books on the reader that I didn't purchase and they refused to refund my money! I canceled my account and I'm even getting a new credit card number so it can't continue happening.

The reader itself was a nice size.

The screen was black and white, did not have a backlight option, the pages kind of flashed whenever you turned the page. The customer service is intolerable and if you give them your credit card, watch out and prepare to be ripped off.

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"A great reader that is under marketed"

 

This is my second Sony Reader the Touch Edition first. However, they both are great readers. I returned the Touch Edition because with me being in school there are times when I need a book quick and don't always have my laptop to shop online. The Daily...

Size, Touch Screen, Text Memo, Notes, Puchase books in less then a minute, extra memory slots

slight glare, would be nice to receive emails docments, more control of home page layout

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"A great reader that is under marketed"

 

This is my second Sony Reader the Touch Editi... 

Size, Touch Screen, Text Memo, Notes, Puchase books in less then a minute, extra memory slots

slight glare, would be nice to receive emails docments, more control of home page layout

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"easier to use than nook"

 

I like the big screen. I downloaded a file to both my nook and my kindle DX. The print was rediculously small on the nook. It was small on the Kindle until I turned it into landscape mode. I travel a lot, and this is nice. I have never been able to...

the large screen, ease of use

fragility of the device. I've had to return it once. It now has a crack in the side.

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"easier to use than nook"

 

I like the big screen. I downloaded a file t... 

the large screen, ease of use

fragility of the device. I've had to return it once. It now has a crack in the side

Product Specifications

Wirelessly download books and periodicals while you're on the go with the Reader Daily Edition. An elegant 7" display with touch screen navigation, makes it a breeze to turn pages, take notes, highlight text and adjust fonts - all with the swipe of your finger. Ideal for on-the-go reading, the Reader Daily Edition is thin and lightweight, while E Ink Vizplex screen technology delivers a paper-like display, even in direct sunlight. Plus, the Reader Daily Edition has an aluminum body with an integrated cover for durability.

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:8.1in
Weight:12.7oz
Width:5in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:7.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):18cm

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PRS-900BC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Reader Daily Edition

Input Device

Type:Stylus / Touch-screen

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:EDGE / UMTS / GPRS / HSPA
Type:Wireless cellular modem

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2 / Apple MacOS X 10.5.6 or later / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium / Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate / Apple MacOS X 10.6 / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 or later / Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / 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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