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Sony Reader Pocket Edition

We have collected and analysed 17 expert reviews and 100 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 71/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is 10-07-2010. We have compared these reviews to 85634 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: 27-03-2019.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The size and portability are also appreciated, but the reliability and performance get critical opinions.

usability, portability, size, price, screen

performance, reliability

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

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition review

 

The eBook reader Sony hopes will take the concept into the big time

Looks great ; Good screen ; Plenty of commercial support

Page turn times ; Unit price ; Accompanying software

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition review

 

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

Recently I told you about the Cool-Er the first such device I had reviewed; here is an even smaller unit from Sony. Sony has the advantage of having produced such devices for a while so this is actually something like generation three.

This unit does not support external cards (unlike the Cool-Er) but is stated to have memory for around 350 books and should have power in the solid battery to support around 6800 page turns (slightly less than the Cool-Er claims

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

Just how good are the latest e-reading devices?

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (techworld.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition ebook reader review

 

The Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-300) is about as inexpensive as e-book readers corrently get:£170 for a slim gadget with a 5-inch, 8-grayscale E Ink screen. It lacks extras that some competitors (most notably the similarly priced Astak EZReader...

Overall, I found the Sony Reader Pocket Edition to be an appealing choice, not just for buyers on a budget (after all, the Amazon Kindle is no longer a lot more expensive), but for anyone who wants a small, no-frills e-book reader to carry in a purse...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350SC) review

 

There's no question about it: Sony had its work cut out when it came time to improve the next generation of its e-readers. Amazon's Kindle isn't only the best...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : David Pierce (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350)

 

Sony's latest Reader Pocket Edition is indeed pocket-friendly, and comes with a nice touch screen and a big bookstore, but its $179 price and lack of Wi-Fi are dealbreakers

Light, very compact. Responsive touch screen. Sharp screen contrast is ideal for reading in bright light. Simple navigation of menus and store.

Expensive. No Wi-Fi or 3G.

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 review: Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

 

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

Very compact and lightweight; responsive touch-screen interface with no glare or contrast issues; high-contrast E Ink Pearl display; zippier performance than that of its predecessor; integration with Sony e-book store; good battery life (up to two...

No Wi-Fi or 3G wireless means you'll need to drag and drop purchased books from a PC or Mac; more expensive than Wi-Fi versions of Kindle and Nook; no protective cover included; Sony Reader Store isn't quite as extensive as Amazon's or Barnes & Noble's.

If you can overlook the fact that it's missing wireless connectivity, the Sony PRS-350 is a very nice little e-reader that's anchored by an impressive and easy-to-use touch interface.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Michelle Starr (cnet.com.au)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

Like its bigger sis, the Sony Reader Touch Edition, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is an excellent performer with a fantastic grasp on user-friendliness. Coupled with its more compact size and lower price point, it's a great option for readers looking...

Extensive file support Infrared touchscreen Built-in dictionary in multiple languages Intuitive note-taking Handsome form factor and strong build Fast processor Attractive cases available with a range of options Open format Compact size Handles PDFs...

No audio support No memory slots Smaller screen means more page turns No Wi-Fi or 3G Touchscreen can be a little too sensitive.

Like its bigger sis, the Sony Reader Touch Edition, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is an excellent performer with a fantastic grasp on user-friendliness. Coupled with its more compact size and lower price point, it's a great option for readers looking...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Mar, 2011
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