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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1359 reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability and battery. There are some mixed views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the price. Many are negative about the storage and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, screen, size

reliability, storage

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony eBook Reader Touch Edition (Black) PRS-600Sony eBook Reader Touch Edition (Black) PRS-600

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, design

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PRS-600BC Touch Edition E-Book ReaderSony PRS-600BC Touch Edition E-Book Reader

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition Review

 

Currently, the Sony Reader Touch Edition sells for $229. As it costs more than both the Kindle ($139 for Wi-Fi, $189 for 3G) and the Nook ($149 for Wi-Fi, $199 for 3G), Sony has an uphill battle convincing consumers that touch capability and a more...

High-contrast e-Ink display, Slim and light weight, Speedier interface, Fast page turns

No built-in wireless, Pricey, Slow to recognize notes from stylus

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Costa (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600)

 

The Reader Touch Edition is a stylish device with a touch interface that makes navigation a snap, but a difficult-to-read screen sinks this Sony e-book reader.

Sleek design. Touch-screen interface. Compatible with the ePub format, which Amazon's Kindles don't support.

Dull screen. Books must be sideloaded via computer. AC adapter is an optional $30 accessory.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 review

 

When Sony released its touch-screen PRS-700 Reader last year, it had a few noticeable flaws. First, its contrast--or how black the letters appear on the screen--wasn't as good as that of the Amazon Kindle or even Sony's earlier PRS-505 Reader ....

The PRS-600 is sleeker than the Kindle; touch screen is more responsive than last year's Sony Reader; interface offers better ergonomics and is mostly easy to use; with the addition of an optional memory card (SD or Memory Stick Pro), it's capable of...

Screen is still glare-prone; screen contrast (how dark the letters are) isn't as good as what you'll find on competing models; lack of wireless access means all files must be dragged and dropped from a PC; battery is sealed into unit; notation and...

While it's an improvement to the company's previous touch-screen model, Sony's Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 is saddled with a screen that's short on contrast and prone to glare--and it lacks the wireless convenience of Amazon's identically priced Kindle.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Sony PRS-600

 

Thinner, smaller and lighter than most magazines, the Reader Touch Edition (Sony PRS-600) lets you access up to 350 (or more with memory expansion card slots) of your favorite books from anywhere. The intuitive 6-inch touchscreen display makes...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 Review and Ratings

 

As much as we like this e-reader's solid build and responsiveness, these pluses can't outweigh the glare problems that plague its touch screen.

Solid construction ; Fast page turns, startup times ; Touch screen for navigating, note taking

Touch layer reduces contrast, causes glare (even indoors) ; No Wi-Fi or wireless capabilities for buying books ; Heavy for its size

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

 

As much as we like this e-reader's solid build and responsiveness, these pluses can't outweigh the glare problems that plague its touch screen.

Solid construction; fast page turns, startup times; touch screen for navigating, note taking

Touch layer reduces contrast, causes glare (even indoors); no Wi-Fi or wireless capabilities for buying books; heavy for its size

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (macworld.com)

Review: Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 e-book reader

 

With the addition of ePub support, the Sony Reader Touch Edition shapes up as a formidable competitor to Amazon's Kindles.

The included USB cable attaches to a computer (Windows or Mac) to recharge the internal battery; connecting the device initiates installation of the required EBook Library software for managing and transferring content through the cable

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Ryan J. Vetter (electronista.com)

Review: Sony PRS-600 Touch eReader

 

Sleek, easy to navigate, touch screen eReader from Sony.

Desktop software for easy sync ; Wide array of file formats supported ; Useful Notes functions ; Touch screen and stylus ; Good battery life ; Good form factor and build quality ; Easy to use home-screen ; Public library access

Screen has more glare and not as crisp as non-touch screen eReaders ; Slow text input via touch screen keyboard ; Paltry instructions in package ; Optional case with built-in light is expensive addition

My impressions of the new Sony eReader PRS-600, are good, but it deserves a peek into the history of Kindle and Sony eReaders, before we take a closer look.A Brief History of Sony vs. KindleIn November 2007, Amazon introduced the first ge

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Ryan J. Vetter (macnn.com)

Review: Sony PRS-600 Touch eReader

 

Sleek, easy to navigate, touch screen eReader from Sony.

Desktop software for easy sync ; Wide array of file formats supported ; Useful Notes functions ; Touch screen and stylus ; Good battery life ; Good form factor and build quality ; Easy to use home-screen ; Public library access

Screen has more glare and not as crisp as non-touch screen eReaders ; Slow text input via touch screen keyboard ; Paltry instructions in package ; Optional case with built-in light is expensive addition

My impressions of the new Sony eReader PRS-600, are good, but it deserves a peek into the history of Kindle and Sony eReaders, before we take a closer look.A Brief History of Sony vs. KindleIn November 2007, Amazon introduced the first ge

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition

 

Touch interface is a pleasure, ePUB format support for library books

Screen has a wee bit less contrast than non-touch screen readers

Sony has done a very good job this time and the Sony Reader Touch Edition is a pleasure to use in terms of touch interface and screen readability. For $299, the Reader offers a great array of features including native PDF support with zoom, ePUB and...

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

The Reader Touch Edition features a responsive, menu-driven six-inch touch screen panel that enables quick, intuitive navigation, page turning, highlighting and note taking with the swipe of a finger or by using the included stylus pen. Users can take handwritten notes with the stylus pen or type with the virtual keyboard. All notes can be exported and printed out for easy reference. The Touch Edition also offers five adjustable font sizes, as well as expansion slots for both Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD card, making your portable library virtually limitless.

Battery

Run Time (Up To) (AC):14day(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Color

Color of product:Red / Silver

Design

Color of product:Red / Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:6.9in
Weight:10.1oz
Width:4.8in

Display

Diagonal:6
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:800 x 600
Gray scale levels:8
Technology:E Ink Vizplex
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Display (Projector)

Color Support:3-bit (8 gray levels)
Color Support:3-bit (8 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:6in
Diagonal Size (metric):15.2cm
Technology:E Ink

Energy Management

Battery Life:7500
Battery life (max):336
Battery recharge time:2 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:1.37 / DC 3.7/5.2 V / DC 5.2/3.7 V

Features

Languages support:ENG
MP3-player: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Document formats supported:bbeb, epub, pdf, rtf / bbeb, pdf, rtf
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, PNG

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PRS-600BC/PRS-600RC/PRS-600SC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Reader Digital Book

Input Device

Type:Touch-screen

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Internal storage capacity:0.5

Modem

Type: None

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit), MAC OS X 10.4.9 / Microsoft Windows Vista 32/64-bit.\nMicrosoft Windows XP 32-bit.\nMAC OS X 10.4.9. / Windows XP/ Vista/ MCE\nMac OS 10.4.11/10.5.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.76 x 0.386 x 6.86 / 4.8 x 0.394 x 6.89
Minimum system requirements:USB

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out:Y
Interface Type:USB 2.0

Power

Battery Life:7500
Battery life (max):336
Battery recharge time:2 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:1.37 / DC 3.7/5.2 / DC 5.2/3.7

Processor

Type:i.MX31L

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:20
Minimum processor:800 MHz / 800 MHz Intel Celeron / Intel Celeron 800MHz
Minimum RAM:128 / 512

Technical Details

Languages support:ENG
MP3-player: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:10.1