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Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Comments about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability and performance. Comments are divided on the price.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability and performance.

usability, portability, screen, price, size

performance, reliability

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

May, 2016

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC review: 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.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (macworld.com)

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...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC eBook reader

 

Slow navigation hampers the Sony Reader Daily Edition

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

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

Sony's first wireless eBook reader, the Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900BC, is pricey but it offers first-rate newspaper support.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

The technology isn't there

 

I was disappointed with the amount of glare on the device. It's not as bad when reading underneath a lamp or directly underneath a ceiling light at home. However, the lighting inside the library at my school wasn't' enough to overcome the glare on the...

This device has more real estate for reading than any similar sized e-reader available today. It accepts more formats than most readers. Battery life can last weeks

Price for performance ; This device requires a strong light source for books to be comfortably read. This is something not always available when on the go ; Limited pricing options for ebooks. The ePub format from Barnes and Noble is not compatible...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Nice...

 

This is my first reader... the screen is just fine for my use. Have put all of my pdf's on the device (scientific papers)... very handy.

Well built. Flexible viewing modes. Battery lasts "forever

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Too much glare

 

Ease of use, can download books from the local library

too much glare! the glare makes it very hard to read. returning the item

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Roger (newegg.com)

Great eReader

 

I was condidering purchasing the PRS600 about a year ago, but the resolution on the touch screen was awful. The PRS900, though, is great. I've used a Sony eReader for a few years now and this one is, overall, the best. The processor on this model is...

The cost should be lower. I'd like to see this model at about $299 instead of the $399 it started out at

May, 2010

Consumer review by: gadgitzilla (dell.com)

PRS900BC Reader Daily Edition

 

A book is a Book, and a NewsPaper is a Newspaper- an e-reader is neither! Preface: I am Sony's Number one fan- I own TV, PSP, PS3 and at least two cameras- Because I have to have the best New Gadget- Ooops Well 3 out of 4 aint bad- This is a new...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Ciroth (dell.com)

PRS900BC Reader Daily Edition

 

I have really enjoyed every aspect of this product. The ability to view not only books but other file types (PDF and Word)which really narrows down the paper I have to use. Synching is a bit tricky and the manual does not elaborate on this very much. I...

Mar, 2010

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