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Sony Reader Pocket Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the screen and price are generally positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and performance get critical views.

usability, portability, size, price, screen

performance, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (laptopmag.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

This pocketable eReader now sports a touchscreen and improved performance, but will the price drive customers away?

Currently, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition costs $179, which falls right in between the Kindle and the Nook with Wi-Fi-only connectivity ($139 and $149, respectively) and the 3G versions of both devices ($189 and $199). We don't think that a touchscreen...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350SC) review

 

There's no question about it: Sony had its work cut out when it came time to improve the next generation of its e-readers. Amazon's Kindle isn't only the best...

Really compact, lightweight design Very responsive touchscreen with included stylus Speedy page turns

No wireless for downloading books OTALibrary of books not as vast as Amazon'sMore expensive than competition

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 review:

 

In 2009, Sony was one of the few digital reader manufacturers to release a model with a 5-inch screen--an inch smaller than the standard 6-incher found on the Nook and Kindle. Now the same model--the Pocket Edition--is back in a sleeker, more compact...

Very compact and lightweight; responsive touch-screen interface with no glare or contrast issues; high-contrast E Ink Pearl display; zippier performance than that of its predecessor; integration with Sony e-book store; good battery life (up to two...

No Wi-Fi or 3G wireless means you'll need to drag and drop purchased books from a PC or Mac; more expensive than Wi-Fi versions of Kindle and Nook; no protective cover included; Sony Reader Store isn't quite as extensive as Amazon's or Barnes & Noble's.

If you can overlook the fact that it's missing wireless connectivity, the Sony PRS-350 is a very nice little e-reader that's anchored by an impressive and easy-to-use touch interface.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (goodhousekeeping.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

The Sony Reader Pocket Edition is a great E-Ink reader at a good price, despite its lack of touch capabilities. By supporting both industry standard formats, ePub, and PDF, you can access bestsellers at the online Reader Store, check out books from...

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition review

 

The eBook reader Sony hopes will take the concept into the big time

Looks great ; Good screen ; Plenty of commercial support

Page turn times ; Unit price ; Accompanying software

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition review

 

With little improvement over the original model and lots of missing features, the Pocket Edition isn't Sony's best Reader.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Michelle Starr (cnet.com.au)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

Like its bigger sis, the Sony Reader Touch Edition, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is an excellent performer with a fantastic grasp on user-friendliness. Coupled with its more compact size and lower price point, it's a great option for readers looking...

Extensive file support ; Infrared touchscreen ; Built-in dictionary in multiple languages ; Intuitive note-taking ; Handsome form factor and strong build ; Fast processor ; Attractive cases available with a range of options ; Open format ; Compact size...

No audio support ; No memory slots ; Smaller screen means more page turns ; No Wi-Fi or 3G ; Touchscreen can be a little too sensitive

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

Recently I told you about the Cool-Er the first such device I had reviewed; here is an even smaller unit from Sony. Sony has the advantage of having produced such devices for a while so this is actually something like generation three.

This unit does not support external cards (unlike the Cool-Er) but is stated to have memory for around 350 books and should have power in the solid battery to support around 6800 page turns (slightly less than the Cool-Er claims

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

Just how good are the latest e-reading devices?

Dec, 2009
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