Sony Reader PRS-600 Touch Edition
Solid construction; fast page turns, startup times; touch screen for navigating, note taking
Sleek design. Touch-screen interface. Compatible with the ePub format, which Amazon's Kindles don't support.
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 homescreen, Public library access.
Touchscreen simulates page turns; downloads library books; includes expansion card slots
The PRS-600 is sleeker than the Kindle; touch screen is more responsive than last years 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), its capable of s...
Touch layer reduces contrast, causes glare (even indoors); no Wi-Fi or wireless capabilities for buying books; heavy for its size
Dull screen. Books must be sideloaded via computer. AC adapter is an optional $30 accessory.
Screen has more glare and not as crisp as nontouch screen eReaders, Slow text input via touch screen keyboard, Paltry instructions in package, Optional case with builtin light is expensive addition, My impressions of the new Sony eReader PRS600, are good.
No wireless download capability; lacks sturdy case
Screen is still glare-prone; screen contrast (how dark the letters are) isnt as good as what youll 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 mark...
By Kitguru.net on September 19, 2010
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...85
By CNET Australia on September 17, 2010
It's hard to beat the Kindle's price point, but the Sony reader matches it otherwise almost feature-for-feature without falling prey to DRM. If you're looking for a full-featured, simple to use and elegant e-reader, the Touch is in a league...95
By Computer Shopper on July 01, 2010
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....69
By About.com on March 15, 2010
Sony got a little touchy when it decided to do its triple launch of eBook readers, adding the Reader Touch or "PRS-600" to a new lineup that includes its Pocket and Daily editions. As its name implies, the Touch Edition features a 6-inch touchscreen...70
By T3 Magazine on March 12, 2010
The Sony PRS-600 is the only eBook reader to have a touchscreen, and its sterling six-incher is quick and intuitive, but also prone to reflections and harder to read in dim light. The 512MB storage holds 350 books, with Memory...-
By Macworld UK on January 01, 2010
The Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition replaces the buttons of the older 505 model with a touch-screen interface. This is more aesthetically pleasing than the QWERTY keyboard crammed onto the Kindle. Rather than press a button to turn the page, you...60
By V3.co.uk on December 28, 2009
A good ebook reader, but expensive for what it does Good points Light and easy to carry; great battery life; easy to read the screen Bad points Quite expensive; touch-controls do not always work...80
By Macworld on December 21, 2009
E-books have numerous benefits. Eliminating paper saves resources. E-book readers take up little room in travelers' backpacks and purses, and yet can store the equivalent of a whole bookshelf. You don't have to go anywhere to buy or borrow an...90
By ElectricPig.co.uk on December 17, 2009
What could have been a classic is let down by a glossy screen which makes reading...60
By PC Mag on December 03, 2009
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...50