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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600
alaScore 88

788 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 788 reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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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 165 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. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the storage and reliability. Views about the performance and price are mixed.

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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 PRS-500 PRS-505 PRS-600 PRS-300 Reader (E-READER) Mains Charger 'CE approved, ROHS Compliant Certification'Sony PRS600B Reader Touch Edition - Black- Store up to 350 books

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 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 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and price. The performance and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, design

reliability

77% 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 Digital Reader Touch Edition - Red (PRS600RC)Sony Digital E Book Reader PRS-600SC PRS-300sc PRS-900 PRS-705 Prs-700 PRS- 500 Prs-505 / PRS 500 505 300 600 700 705 900 Rc Sc Bc Touch

Sep, 2015

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
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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600)

 

The Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 ($169.99 direct) benefits from a sleek design and a touch screen that makes navigating menus a snap. Unfortunately, that touch screen is a little dull, making books harder to read than on competing devices. With...

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

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.

Jul, 2010

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

 

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

Expert review by: (best-ereaders.com)

Sony Touch Edition (PRS-600)

 

While Sony didn't provide an upgrade to memory in this edition, with 512MB capable of storing up to 350 books, along with dual expansion slots for both SD and Memory Stick Duo memory cards, did they really need to

While the previous Sony eReader, the 700, boasted a touchscreen, it was not until the Touch Edition that it was perfected. Gone are the slow response times and screen glare complaints that plagued the 700. The Touch Edition has a ‘finger swipe’ page...

The glaring missing link of the Sony Touch Edition is that it continues to lack the wireless capability that has made the Kindle so successful, although the much anticipated Daily Edition is expected to roll out this capability in late 2009 ; Features...

Sony has certainly made some necessary improvements over its previous touchscreen entry, and its $299 mid-price offering fills a void in the Sony lineup. For those who are looking for a sleek, easy to use touchscreen and can live without wireless...

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

The Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600) is Sony's new flagship e-book reader

 

Unless having to connect to a PC to acquire content is a major concern for you, the Sony Reader Touch Edition is well worth considering.

Full-featured reader with a good music player, intuitive user interface

A tad heavy and pricey, requires a PC to add content

Apr, 2010

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

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

Modem

Type: None

Processor

Type:i.MX31L

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader