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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1269 reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are overall positive. The size and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and durability are generally positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated, whereas the storage and reliability get critical reviews.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The performance and portability also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

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 : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 Review and Ratings

 

As much as we like this e-reader's solid build and responsiveness, these pluses can't outweigh the glare problems that plague its touch screen.

Solid construction ; Fast page turns, startup times ; Touch screen for navigating, note taking

Touch layer reduces contrast, causes glare (even indoors) ; No Wi-Fi or wireless capabilities for buying books ; Heavy for its size

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

 

As much as we like this e-reader's solid build and responsiveness, these pluses can't outweigh the glare problems that plague its touch screen.

Solid construction; fast page turns, startup times; touch screen for navigating, note taking

Touch layer reduces contrast, causes glare (even indoors); no Wi-Fi or wireless capabilities for buying books; heavy for its size

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Jul, 2010

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 (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 : 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 : 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...

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