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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600
alaScore 89

1070 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1070 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. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The screen and performance are also appreciated. The reliability and price get mixed reviews.

usability, performance, screen, portability, design

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 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 4.4/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and performance. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, screen, portability, performance, size

75% 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

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 528 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the price.

usability, performance, screen, design, portability

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 PRS-600SC Touch Edition E-Book Reader

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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

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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

 

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.

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...

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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.

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Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600) E-Reader Review

 

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

A tad heavy and pricey ; Requires a PC to add content

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

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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC (black)

 

Editors' Note (July 6, 2010): As of July 2010, Sony has lowered the suggested retail price of this product to $169.99.

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.

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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...

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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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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 Review

 

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 and comparisons to other eBook Readers

Intuitive touch screen; Dual memory card slots; Impressive file support, including PDF and ePub; Note-taking function

Expensive; Glare-prone display; No wireless

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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

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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

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
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