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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1270 reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and design are generally positive. The size and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the performance, and there are some negative views about the reliability and battery.

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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 89/100 = 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The screen and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the storage and reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony eBook Reader Touch Edition (Black) PRS-600Sony eBook Reader Touch Edition (Black) PRS-600

Dec, 2018

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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The performance and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony PRS-600BC Touch Edition E-Book ReaderSony PRS-600BC Touch Edition E-Book Reader

Dec, 2018

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

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

Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition review

 

The Sony PRC-600 Reader Touch Edition replaces the buttons of the older 505 model with a touchscreen interface.

All this puts the Sony PRC-600 Touch Edition in a somewhat uncomfortable position. In terms of interface technology and approach Sony has hit the nail bang on the head. It's comfortable to use, supports all the formats you'd like, and the process of...

Oct, 2009

WORTH BUYING

Expert review by : Zardon (kitguru.net)

Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition Review – a bargain revisit

 

Apple's iPad has dominated the press this year, with incredible sales figures verifying that there is a huge market for easy to use, portable devices. I will hold my hand up and say I use an iPad regularly, from reading the Times newspaper every...

KitGuru says: If you haven't tried an E-Ink display and love books, then head over to your local dealer and get a hands on demo, we think you will be pleasantly surprised at the stunning display quality.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Hattersley (macworld.co.uk)

Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition review

 

The Sony PRS-600 has an excellent feature base, but suffers by virtue of its glossy display.

Great build quality; fantastic touch-screen interface; built-in dictionary; note-taking capabilities; wide range of formats supported

Glossy screen makes it almost unusable; more expensive than rivals

But there’s a rather big catch. The Reader Touch Edition has a reflective screen, and you can see your own face beaming back at you. The reflective screen adds absolutely nothing, but takes away just about everything.

Jan, 2010

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

Sony Reader PRS-600 Touch Edition

 

A welcome if rather expensive update of the original.

The new Reader carries across all the strengths of the original but combines them with a touchscreen UI that makes navigation much easier. It also brings some handy new functionality to the party, including an excellent built-in dictionary, and the...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Sony Reader Touch Edition

 

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 $300 (£200), it's pricier than many other ebook readers, but it's also one of the best designed...

Nov, 2009

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

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

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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

Product Specifications

Thinner, smaller and lighter than most magazines, the Reader Touch Edition lets you access up to 350 of your favorite books from anywhere. The intuitive 6" touchscreen display makes navigation a breeze, letting you turn pages with the swipe of a finger. An included stylus offers freehand highlighting and annotation. With support for multiple file formats including ePub and PDF, you can enjoy books from more places, including the ebook store from Sony and over half a million free public domain titles from Google. The Reader Touch Edition features a 6" display with simple, easy-to-use touchscreen navigation. Turn pages with the swipe of a finger and enjoy fast and intuitive navigation of your favorite books. Whether you're venturing across town or across the country, the Reader Touch Edition makes an ideal traveling companion. Measuring just 0.4" thin and weighing less than 10.1 ounces, the Reader Touch Edition is thinner and more lightweight than almost any book, and even many magazines. The Reader Touch Edition utilizes E Ink Vizplex screen technology to deliver an amazing, paper-like display that's more like ink on paper and fully readable in direct sunlight. Quick page turns let you read at a natural pace, while a high contrast ratio helps ensure your favorite books are easily readable, even in direct sunlight.

Battery

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

Colour

Colour of product:Silver

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1cm
Height:17.5cm
Weight:286g
Width:12.2cm

Display

Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:800 x 600
Gray scale levels:8
Technology:E Ink Vizplex
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:3-bit (8 grey levels)
Diagonal Size:6in
Diagonal Size (metric):15.2cm
Technology:E Ink

Features

Languages support:ENG

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Document formats supported:bbeb, epub, pdf, rtf
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PRS-600/PRS600B/PRS600S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Reader Digital Book

Input Device

Type:Touch-screen

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Internal storage capacity:0.5

Modem

Type: None

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows Vista 32/64-bit.\nMicrosoft Windows XP 32-bit.\nMAC OS X 10.4.9.
Dimensions (WxDxH):121 x 9.8 x 174.3

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Interface Type:USB 2.0

Power

Battery Life:7500
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:1.37

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

System requirements

Minimum hard disk space:20
Minimum processor:800 MHz Intel Celeron
Minimum RAM:128

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

Technical Details

Languages support:ENG

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:286