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Sony Reader Touch Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and performance. The screen and design are also appreciated. Many are critical 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Reader Touch Edition

 

Although Sony's latest touch-enabled reader is much improved, its high price will give some pause.

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...

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Sony Reader Touch Edition Review

 

The front of the Reader is made of metal, and the back is covered in a material with a subtle grip to it -- you won't have to worry about the device slipping out of your hands while you're reading. The left side of the device is just slightly thicker...

Excellent hardware ; Beautiful display ; Elegant user interface with plenty of customization options ; Touchscreen notetaking ; Zoom feature that really works

No wireless option unless you opt for the larger/more expensive model ; Must charge via computer USB port or purchase Sony charger ; Desktop software isn't bad, but it is required to purchase books from the Sony Reader store

You're definitely paying a premium since the Kindle 3 is $139 and the Nook is $149, but the Reader is elegant and a true joy to use. It supports all of the standard eBook formats and is sleeker than the other options on the market. The touchscreen adds...

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Review roundup: E-book readers

 

The number of high-quality e-readers available is mushrooming. We tested seven and gave our highest marks to one that might surprise you.

We recently completed thorough hands-on testing of several of the top e-readers available today and came to a surprising conclusion: Our number one choice isn't from Amazon at all; it's the Sony Reader Touch Edition. Of course, no company's lead in the...

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Sony Reader Touch Edition

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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The Sony Touch Edition PRS-650SC eBook reader is sure to provide you with an enjoyable reading experience. The device comes with several advanced features. However, if you are just looking for an eReader that is simple to use and provides a few...

The Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650BC is light and comfortable to hold for extended periods of time

The content isn't as extensive as several other eBook Readers on the market

8.2/10 This Sony eBook Reader is simple and easy to use.

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Sony Reader Touch Edition review

 

It's got the touch and almost the power

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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-ink display (a cheaper 5in version is also available). The Sony Reader's touchscreen can be manipulated...

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 Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600)

 

With the addition of ePub support, the Sony Reader Touch Edition shapes up as a formidable competitor to Amazon's Kindle for those who want a sturdier and more elegant reader.

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

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

In short, Sony continues to be a class act in the digital book realm; and since it now supports ePub, it should rival Amazon in the breadth of available content. At US$300, it's pricier than many other e-book readers, but it's also one of the best...

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Sony Reader Touch Edition review

 

The Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600) is Sony's new flagship e-book reader, offers something we haven't seen in previous Sony Readers: a touchscreen and stylus for navigating and for creating drawings and handwritten notes. Whether this innovation...

In short, Sony continues to be a class act in the digital book realm; and since it now supports ePub, it should rival Amazon in the breadth of available content. The Sony Reader Touch Edition is pricier than many other e-book readers, but it's also one...

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Sony Reader Touch Edition

 

It's hard to beat the Kindle's price point, but the Sony reader matches it otherwise almost feature-for-feature without falling prey to DRM. If you're looking for a full-featured, simple-to-use and elegant e-reader, the Touch is in a league of its own.

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 and audio...

Higher price point than some other e-readers ; No Wi-Fi or 3G ; Touchscreen can be a little too sensitive

The Sony Reader Touch Edition is fast, light, intuitive and loaded up with excellent features that make for a superior e-reading experience. Even without Wi-Fi, it is without a doubt the best e-reader we've seen to date. It's available now from Sony...

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