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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. Many are less positive 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-650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the battery and durability are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader Touch Edition Digital Book PRS650 Colour BLACKSony E-Book 650 350 950 Home Charger + ADAPTER: Special Mains Power Charger 110V - 240 Volt incl Adapter for Sony eBook Reader PRS-350 PRS-650 PRS-950Sony Reader PRS-650 eReader Touch Screen Edition With 6" Touch Screen

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader Touch Edition - Black (PRS650BC)Sony Reader Touch Edition - Red (PRS650RC)

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Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650)

 

Sharp, high-contrast display. Responsive touch screen. Easy-to-use interface. Good file support

Expensive. No Wi-Fi or 3G

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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

 

A full-screen touch display makes navigating this e-reader easy. It's a good fit for shoppers who appreciate its build quality and don't mind its lack of wireless, but let's be clear: You're paying more for a slimmer feature set.

Non-glare, E Ink touch screen; wide file-format support, including ePub; superior build quality

30 to $90 more than major competitors; no Wi-Fi or 3G access; can't change font face; battery not user-removable; AC adapter costs extra

We think that most general consumers will be happier with a Nook or Kindle, especially considering those devices’ in-a-pinch Web-browsing capabilities. But if you fit the profile—and intend to take full advantage of the ePub support—Sony’s unique and...

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Sony PRS-650

 

One of the most notable improvements in the Sony PRS 650 is its readability. Gone is the murky, glary resistive touchscreen found in the PRS 600. What you have now is a screen that is clear and has high contrast. Two hardware changes are keys to this....

Like Sony’s previous iterations, the new Sony PRS 650 is an open platform. It lets you borrow DRM-protected library ebooks, access over a million free public domain titles from Google Books2, and buy books from a variety of bookstores, online sites,...

Price may be the Sony PRS 650’s biggest disadvantage. Its price tag of $229 makes its nearly twice the price of the better-featured, better performing $139 Kindle WiFi

With the Sony PRS 650’s more responsive touch interface, better screen contrast, and faster page turns, it can easily find its way into the upper echelon of eReaders again

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Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650)

 

The Sony Reader Touch Edition, or simply the Sony PRS-650, is an improvement upon their previous models and includes a few unique features. The new e-Reader includes a touch screen and a better display overall, but it still lacks something crucial.<p

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A stylish Sony eBook reader with an Apple iPad-style touchscreen

 

The Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) is a handsomely crafted eBook reader that impresses on almost every level. However, with no Wi-Fi or bundled accessories, it's perhaps a teensy bit overpriced (Australian RRP: $299).

Great build quality, two memory card slots, good picture viewer, touchscreen actually works

No Wi-Fi, slightly overpriced, skimps on bundled extras

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Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch review

 

The Sony Reader Touch edition has seen a significant update from the PRS-600 model we reviewed in 2009. The new version, the PRS-650, has addressed a number of criticisms we fired at its predecessor. So comfortable is Sony with its touch readers that...

Touch interface, fast refresh rate, excellent contrast, glare no longer a problem, compatibility with loan books from libraries, build quality

Price, relies on using a computer to transfer content

As it is we’d recommend the Sony Reader Touch edition to anyone who feels they want to stay out of Amazon’s Kindle empire, but with Amazon’s prices looking so appealing, it’s difficult not to be drawn in

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Sony ReaderTouch Edition (PRS-650) eBook reader

 

As its name suggests, the Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) eBook reader comes with a touchscreen in the form of a six-inch, 16-level greyscale e-in...

Great build quality, two memory card slots, good picture viewer, touchscreen actually works

No Wi-Fi, slightly overpriced, skimps on bundled extras

The Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) is a handsomely crafted eBook reader that impresses on almost every level. However, with no Wi-Fi or bundled accessories, it's perhaps a teensy bit overpriced (Australian RRP: $299).

Recommended!

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Sony Reader PRS-650 Touch Edition

 

The Sony Reader PRS-650 Touch Edition is an E Ink ereader that costs more than most, but is better than most too.

Good touchscreen ; Great E-ink display ; Dictionary integration

Expensive ; Back is plastic ; No Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity

The PRS-650 is a king among ereaders, but it also comes with a royal price tag. If you can stomach the extra expenditure though, its screen is top-notch, not dulled at all by the addition of touchscreen tech. Light, comfortable-to-hold and at least as...

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Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) review

 

As its name suggests, the Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) eBook reader comes with a touchscreen in the form of a six-inch, 16-level greyscale e-ink display. The Sony Reader's touchscreen can be manipulated with your fingertip or the included...

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Sony Reader PRS-650 review

 

We liked the original Sony Reader. Slim, easy to use and offering support for the popular ePUB format, it was a great introduction to the magnificent world of e-readers. Fast-forward a year and the PRS-650 is here. It still has a 6in screen, but a few...

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