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Sony Reader

Sony Reader
alaScore 78

60 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and value for money are overall positive. The portability and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the performance.

usability, screen, portability, value for money, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 60 reviews)

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Sony Reader: An E-Book Worth Reading


High-resolution, no-glare E Ink is easy on eyes, but only the Sony Connect e-store sells books for the Reader.

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Sony e-reader


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screen not robust - issues after only 3 months usage and sony will not cover under warranty

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Down with paper: A review of the Sony Reader


Sony takes a second shot at reviving e-books with a redesigned "Portable Reader System." How does a $300 gadget stack up against a dead tree? Ars takes a look.

Screen flashes when changing the display, Delay in moving between pages, Music player lacks useful options, Dropping $10 on an e-book 


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Review: Sony Reader takes eBooks to the next level


Seven years ago I walked into the local computer store and on a whim bought the Franklin Rocket eReader to keep me company. Over the next three years I used that e-reader almost every day until the thing crapped...

Great form factor, lightweight, and runs circles around other e-readers on the market. Users can convert most traditional text formats for use on the device.

No color display - making graphic novels, many e-magazines, and pictures worthless to users. DRM-laden books from online store may stifle adoption.

B Certainly the best e-reader out there, but the minor flaws bring the true usefulness and cool factor down several notches.

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Review: Sony Reader - Advances Age of the Electronic Page


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Sony's eBook Reader Wins Editor's Choice


Not too many reviewers have seen Sony's PRS-500 eBook Reader. Among those who have the consensus isn't all that positive. Our Barry Gerber disagrees with the naysayers.

Though it has a few limitations such as its proprietary electronic book format, content limited mostly to popular books and inability to display Adobe Acrobat files in an easily readable format, Sony's PRS-500 eBook Reader is an impressive mix of...

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Sony Reader - eBook Reader and Gadget Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


Great screen that's brighter than the first generation and even easier on the eyes. Excellent battery life. Good audio quality for music playback, though the music player could use more features.

No support for note taking. Sony desktop software is Windows-only.

It's easy on the eyes both in terms of the device's looks and the excellent screen that's perfect for reading. At $299, it's actually one of the more reasonable eBook readers on the market, something we don't often get to say about a Sony product....

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Amazon review summary for Sony Reader


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Reader from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on

battery, portability

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sony E-reader


The Sony E-reader appears to be an amazing product. This is a very friendly and easy to use. The design is very well organized with the keys and screen. The thing I like about this is that it has a very large variety of books to chose from at

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Sony Digital Reader


I've been using this as part of my daily routine as a student. So far, I'm happy with it because I can use this for my studies. A lot of ebooks in the internet had became important sources of our daily classroom lectures. Being in college means that