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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 906 reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and battery. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability and 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 Pocket Edition PRS-300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and price. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and performance get negative reviews.

usability, portability, size, price, screen

performance, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, performance

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

PC ADVISOR - Best Buy

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition review

 

The Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition is one of the most affordable e-book readers around. And there is plenty to like about it.

dfhsWith direct hook-up to a lending library and links to extra reading materials, Sony has addressed criticisms of its limited e-book options. The Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition's build is solid, the battery life is long and the design is up to...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 review

 

Sony's new Pocket Edition eBook reader has a 5in screen, which is smaller than the 6in display on the original (see below). This makes it more compact, although it's a little thicker. It feels as well built as the original but doesn't come with the...

With little improvement over the original model and lots of missing features, the Pocket Edition isn't Sony's best Reader.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 Review

 

The Sony Reader PRS-300 Pocket Edition (what a mouthful!) is a very basic and compact E Reader tailored for people on a budget due to its lack of extra features that most of its competition include. The simplicity of it means that it does what it does...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Hattersley (techworld.com)

Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition review

 

The Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition is Sony's first e-book reader in the UK that's aimed at mass market adoption. And there is plenty to like about it.

dfhsWith direct hook-up to a lending library and links to extra reading materials, Sony has addressed criticisms of its limited e-book options. The Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition's build is solid, the battery life is long and the design is up to...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Anthony Dhanendran (talktalk.co.uk)

Sony Reader Pocket PRS-300 ebook reader

 

An impressive ebook reader to fit in your pocket Sony has been leading the charge of ebook readers in the UK (while Amazon’s Kindle has been popular in America, the launch was delayed here – ...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony Reader PRS-300 Pocket Edition

 

A nice enough device, but stripped of some significant core abilities offered by the Reader Touch Edition.

Sony has missed an opportunity to pitch the Pocket Edition as the iPod Nano to the Touch Edition's iPod Touch. Sure the Pocket is a fine bit of kit as far as it goes – it's well made, light, compact and provides a fine reading experience – but at £180...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Costa (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-300)

 

The compact and affordable Digital Reader Pocket Edition isn't packed with features, but it's still Sony's best e-book reader so far.

Affordable. Compact. Solidly built. Compatible with the ePub format, which Amazon's Kindle doesn't support.

No wireless book downloads. No AC adapter. Sony Book Store doesn't include newspapers, magazines or blogs.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 review: Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

 

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

With its sharp 5-inch screen, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is much more compact than the Kindle 2 and fits comfortably in one hand when reading; font size is adjustable; decent battery life; Sony's eBook Library software is now both Windows- and...

No expandable memory; battery is sealed into unit; screen may be too small for some people; limited zoom function with PDF files; cannot display JPEGs or play back MP3 files; not as zippy as the step-up PRS-600; USB charging only works from PCs.

While Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 has a basic feature set, its $200 price tag, compact size, and Epub file compatibility make it an appealing e-book reader.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Sony PRS-300

 

The Reader Pocket Edition (Sony PRS-300) lets you access up to 350 of your favorite books from anywhere. Its elegant, lightweight design is small enough to slip into a purse or jacket pocket, and features a 5-inch display with E Ink Vizplex paper-like...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 Review and Ratings

 

Sony's budget-price Pocket Edition is a compact, solid, easy-to-use e-reader. But even after a price drop to $149, it's a little overpriced for the feature set.

More compact than competing e-readers ; Metal body feels more durable than plasticky competition ; Generous button layout makes navigation simple

Other e-book readers at this price have bigger screens, more features ; No Wi-Fi or wireless capabilities ; Storage not upgradable

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The Reader Pocket Edition lets you access up to 350 of your favorite books from anywhere. Its elegant, lightweight design is small enough to slip into a purse or jacket pocket, and features a 5" display with E Ink paper-like screen technology for easy reading, even in direct sunlight. For added versatility, it supports multiple file formats including ePub and PDF, offering access to more books from more places, including The eBook Store from Sony and over one million free public domain titles from Google.

Battery

Run Time (Up To) (AC):14day(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1cm/5.1cm
Height:15.7cm/15.8cm
Weight:220g
Width:10.7cm

Display

Diagonal:12.7
Display diagonal:12.7
Gray scale levels:8
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:3-bit (8 grey levels)
Diagonal Size:5in
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7cm
Technology:E Ink

Features

Digital Rights Management (DRM):EPUB eBooks (Adept) BBeB eBooks (Marlin) / Y

File formats

Document formats supported:bbeb, pdf, rtf

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PRS-300/PRS300S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Reader Digital Book/Sony Reader Pocket Edition

Memory

Internal storage capacity:0.5

Modem

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Sony Reader Software

Other features

Compatible operating systems:- Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) Home Basic/ Home Premium/ Business/ Ultimate\n- Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit) Home Edition/ Professional/ Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005\n- Mac OS X version 10.6, 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.6 / Windows XP/ Vista/ MCE\nMac OS 10.4.11/10.5.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):101.6 x 10 x 152.4 / 107 x 10.2 x 157.5

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface Type:USB 2.0

Power

Battery life (max):336
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:DC 3.7/5.2V / DC 5.2/3.7 V

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:20
Minimum processor:800 MHz / 800 MHz Intel Celeron
Minimum RAM:128 / 512

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.4.9 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits) / Microsoft Windows XP

Technical Details

Digital Rights Management (DRM):EPUB eBooks (Adept) BBeB eBooks (Marlin) / Y

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:220