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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1267 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The size and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the performance. The reliability and battery get less positive reviews.

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Expert review by : Dan Costa (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600)

 

The Reader Touch Edition is a stylish device with a touch interface that makes navigation a snap, but a difficult-to-read screen sinks this Sony e-book reader.

Sleek design. Touch-screen interface. Compatible with the ePub format, which Amazon's Kindles don't support.

Dull screen. Books must be sideloaded via computer. AC adapter is an optional $30 accessory.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 review: Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

 

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

The PRS-600 is sleeker than the Kindle; touch screen is more responsive than last year's Sony Reader; interface offers better ergonomics and is mostly easy to use; with the addition of an optional memory card (SD or Memory Stick Pro), it's capable of...

Screen is still glare-prone; screen contrast (how dark the letters are) isn't as good as what you'll find on competing models; lack of wireless access means all files must be dragged and dropped from a PC; battery is sealed into unit; notation and...

While it's an improvement to the company's previous touch-screen model, Sony's Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 is saddled with a screen that's short on contrast and prone to glare--and it lacks the wireless convenience of Amazon's identically priced Kindle.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Sony PRS-600

 

Thinner, smaller and lighter than most magazines, the Reader Touch Edition (Sony PRS-600) lets you access up to 350 (or more with memory expansion card slots) of your favorite books from anywhere. The intuitive 6-inch touchscreen display makes...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (macworld.com)

Review: Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 e-book reader

 

With the addition of ePub support, the Sony Reader Touch Edition shapes up as a formidable competitor to Amazon's Kindles.

The included USB cable attaches to a computer (Windows or Mac) to recharge the internal battery; connecting the device initiates installation of the required EBook Library software for managing and transferring content through the cable

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan J. Vetter (electronista.com)

Review: Sony PRS-600 Touch eReader

 

Sleek, easy to navigate, touch screen eReader from Sony.

Desktop software for easy sync ; Wide array of file formats supported ; Useful Notes functions ; Touch screen and stylus ; Good battery life ; Good form factor and build quality ; Easy to use home-screen ; Public library access

Screen has more glare and not as crisp as non-touch screen eReaders ; Slow text input via touch screen keyboard ; Paltry instructions in package ; Optional case with built-in light is expensive addition

My impressions of the new Sony eReader PRS-600, are good, but it deserves a peek into the history of Kindle and Sony eReaders, before we take a closer look.A Brief History of Sony vs. KindleIn November 2007, Amazon introduced the first ge

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan J. Vetter (macnn.com)

Review: Sony PRS-600 Touch eReader

 

Sleek, easy to navigate, touch screen eReader from Sony.

Desktop software for easy sync ; Wide array of file formats supported ; Useful Notes functions ; Touch screen and stylus ; Good battery life ; Good form factor and build quality ; Easy to use home-screen ; Public library access

Screen has more glare and not as crisp as non-touch screen eReaders ; Slow text input via touch screen keyboard ; Paltry instructions in package ; Optional case with built-in light is expensive addition

My impressions of the new Sony eReader PRS-600, are good, but it deserves a peek into the history of Kindle and Sony eReaders, before we take a closer look.A Brief History of Sony vs. KindleIn November 2007, Amazon introduced the first ge

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition

 

Touch interface is a pleasure, ePUB format support for library books

Screen has a wee bit less contrast than non-touch screen readers

Sony has done a very good job this time and the Sony Reader Touch Edition is a pleasure to use in terms of touch interface and screen readability. For $299, the Reader offers a great array of features including native PDF support with zoom, ePUB and...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (best-ereaders.com)

Sony Touch Edition (PRS-600)

 

While Sony didn't provide an upgrade to memory in this edition, with 512MB capable of storing up to 350 books, along with dual expansion slots for both SD and Memory Stick Duo memory cards, did they really need to

While the previous Sony eReader, the 700, boasted a touchscreen, it was not until the Touch Edition that it was perfected. Gone are the slow response times and screen glare complaints that plagued the 700. The Touch Edition has a ‘finger swipe’ page...

The glaring missing link of the Sony Touch Edition is that it continues to lack the wireless capability that has made the Kindle so successful, although the much anticipated Daily Edition is expected to roll out this capability in late 2009 ; Features...

Sony has certainly made some necessary improvements over its previous touchscreen entry, and its $299 mid-price offering fills a void in the Sony lineup. For those who are looking for a sleek, easy to use touchscreen and can live without wireless...

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600)

 

The Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600) is Sony's new flagship e-book reader

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

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

Unless having to connect to a PC to acquire content is a major concern for you, the Sony Reader Touch Edition is well worth considering.

Nov, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition

 

Is the Sony Reader Touch Edition the best eBook reader yet? Niall finds out.

The PRS-600 doesn't quite reach eBook reader perfection, mainly because the screen is more reflective than we would have liked, but we do think it comes awfully close. The touchscreen control and better laid out menus make it much easier and faster to...

Oct, 2009

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