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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 967 reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good comments. Many are critical about the price. Comments about the reliability and performance are different.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk. Views about the size and durability are generally positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

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92% 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 Reader Touch Edition Digital Book PRS650 Colour BLACK

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the size. There are some mixed comments about the price.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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

Expert review by: Dave McClintock (computershopper.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 Review and Ratings

 

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

So, is the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 a viable Kindle and Nook competitor? It depends on whether having a touch screen is worth an extra $30 to $90 to you, and whether the tethered, non-wireless design is a deal-killer for you. Are you willing...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (best-ereaders.com)

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

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

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

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch review

 

It's got improved touch controls but can it take on the might of the Kindle?

It's beautifully designed with a solid aluminium chassis and a much-improved touch interface

The lack of Wi-Fi and 3G does grate, as does the rather expensive price-tag

The tablet market may be casting a dark shadow over the future of the ebook reader, but there are still two big-name manufacturers out there who believe that a dedicated reading device is what consumers want.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony ReaderTouch Edition (PRS-650) eBook reader

 

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

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).

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch - Pocket-lint

 

Are you looking for our full review of the Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch edition? If so, you can find it here. Sony have updated their two readers - the Touch

Surface looks less reflective, redesigned interface looks better

Could be a little expensive

We liked Sony's first UK ebook, the PRS-505 Reader, but we didn't really get on with the

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

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).

Apr, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Mar, 2011