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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

We have collected and analysed 31 expert reviews and 1540 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is 02-05-2011. We have compared these reviews to 81901 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: 14-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

portability, usability, reliability, durability, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader Touch Edition Digital Book PRS650 Colour BLACKSony Reader Touch Edition Digital Book PRS650 Colour BLACK

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The portability and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the size and price.

usability, performance, portability, design, screen

price, size

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader Touch Edition - Red (PRS650RC)Sony Reader Touch Edition - Red (PRS650RC)

Dec, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Reader PRS-650 Touch Edition

 

The Sony Reader PRS-650 Touch Edition is an E Ink ereader that costs more than most, but is better than most too.

Good touchscreen ; Great E-ink display ; Dictionary integration

Expensive ; Back is plastic ; No Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity

The PRS-650 is a king among ereaders, but it also comes with a royal price tag. If you can stomach the extra expenditure though, its screen is top-notch, not dulled at all by the addition of touchscreen tech. Light, comfortable-to-hold and at least as...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Reader PRS-650 review

 

A delicious-looking slither of technology – but with the Kindle over £90 cheaper, can the PRS-650 compete?

But for the Kindle, this would be the most desirable eReader on the market. But...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Reader PRS-650

 

But for the Kindle, this would be the most desirable eReader on the market. But...

You can snag a Wi-Fi-only Kindle, with its access to Amazon's huge and good-value bookstore, for just £109. To get the Reader, which doesn't come with a dedicated store and needs to be tethered to a PC to be of any use at all, Sony is asking for...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch

 

Are you looking for our full review of the Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch edition? If so, you can find it here .

Surface looks less reflective, redesigned interface looks better

Could be a little expensive

We liked Sony's first UK ebook, the PRS-505 Reader, but we didn't really get on with the Pocket or the Touch last time around. This new iteration of both Readers looks better, but the Touch seems to have grown into what the last Touch should have been....

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Sony PRS-650 Reader Touch review

 

It's got improved touch controls but can it take on the might of the Kindle?

It's beautifully designed with a solid aluminium chassis and a much-improved touch interface

The lack of Wi-Fi and 3G does grate, as does the rather expensive price-tag

The tablet market may be casting a dark shadow over the future of the ebook reader, but there are still two big-name manufacturers out there who believe that a dedicated reading device is what consumers want.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : PC Advisor (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) review

 

As its name suggests, the Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) eBook reader comes with a touchscreen in the form of a six-inch, 16-level greyscale e-ink display. The Sony Reader's touchscreen can be manipulated with your fingertip or the included...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : David Ludlow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Reader PRS-650 Touch Edition review

 

It's incredibly smooth to use and the handling of documents is superb, but it's expensive and the Kindle has a wider range of new books.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Sony Touch Reader : Sony Touch Reader PRS-650

 

Ever since taking a look at the Sony Pocket Reader I have made a conscious effort to watch out for similar devices being used in public areas instead of traditional books and other reading material. Currently these sighting stand at just two instances...

Unlike a traditional book, which allows you to begin reading immediately it is opened, there is almost a 30 second delay following the switch on before you are greeted by the Home page and can select what to do next. This action could involve selecting...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Sony E-Book Touch Edition PRS-650

 

Having recently reviewed the Pocket Edition from Sony this Touch Edition came soon after, but, in between was another E-Book but that one did not have electronic ink and was smaller, so here the largest of the three recent offerings.

Switching on requires you to hold the slider on/off button for a couple of seconds, full start up – from off – takes the best part of 30 seconds. However there is a sleep mode where you see a rather fine monochrome graphic telling you to slide and...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Sony - Reader Touch PRS-650

 

The Sony Reader Touch PRS-650 is one of two ereaders that Sony sells. It is the larger and more fully featured of the two, and so the more expensive by £40. The aluminium chassis lends a ...

Every company that produces ereaders has an uphill struggle to beat Amazon's Kindle. This is partly a matter of features but just as importantly a matter of access to a large ebook store. The Sony Reader Touch PRS-650 can't match the Kindle in the...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver

Display

Diagonal:15.2 / 152.4
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:800 x 600
Gray scale levels:16 / 6
Technology:E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen: Yes

Features

Digital Rights Management (DRM):EPUB eBooks (Adept) BBeB eBooks (Marlin)
Languages support:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN / German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN
MP3-player: Yes

File formats

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

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Internal storage capacity:2

Other features

Compatible operating systems:-Microsoft Windows 7 \n-Microsoft Windows Vista\n-Microsoft Windows XP\n-Mac OS X 10.4.11+ / Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit only), Mac OS X 10.6.2, 10.5.6, 10.4.11 / Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bit).\nMicrosoft Windows Vista (32/64 bit).\nMicrosoft Windows XP (32 bit only).\nMac OS X 10.6.2/10.5.6/10.4.11.
Dimensions (WxDxH):118.8 x 9.6 x 168
Minimum system requirements:-Windows: 800 MHz Celeron class processor\n-Macintosh: Intel/PowerPC G3+ processor / Windows: 800 MHz Celeron class processor.\nMacintosh: Intel/PowerPC G3/G4/G5 processor.

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface Type:USB 2.0

Power

Battery life (max):336
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100
Minimum RAM:128

Technical Details

Digital Rights Management (DRM):EPUB eBooks (Adept) BBeB eBooks (Marlin)
Languages support:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN
MP3-player:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:215