Sony Reader PRS-650 Touch Edition

  • Sony Reader PRS-650 Touch Edition
75
Based on 23 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    13
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Sleek and portable, Sharp & responsive touch screen, Lots of file support, Improved Sony Reader Store
  • High-contrast e-Ink display, Slim and light weight, Speedier interface, Fast page turns
  • Sharp, high-contrast display. Responsive touch screen. Easy-to-use interface. Good file support.

Cons:

  • No wireless connectivity (WiFi or 3G)
  • No built-in wireless, Pricey, Slow to recognize notes from stylus

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetSpeak on 72

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...

By About.com on 80

Many people who were interested in buying a premium, touchscreen e-reader last year were enamored with the look of Sony's Reader Touch (PRS-600). In terms of style, the Touch had it going on and the red aluminum clad model, in particular, was...

By GadgetSpeak on 72

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...

By Tech Digest on 80

Though many still expect the tablet onslaught to kill off the dedicated e-reader, 2010 still saw some 6.6 million e-reader sales worldwide. While Amazon's Kindle has set the standard, Sony's latest PRS-650 Reader Touch is now a genuine contender...

By TechReviewSource on 70

The Sony Reader Touch Edition, or simply the Sony PRS-650, is an improvement upon their previous models and includes a few unique features. The new e-Reader includes a touch screen and a better display overall, but it still lacks something...

By LaptopMag on 60

Although Sony's latest touch-enabled reader is much improved, its high price will give some...

By PC Mag on 60

The Sony Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) is a nice upgrade to the previous model, with an improved touch screen and a few new features, but a $229 price and lack of wireless connectivity kill its appeal....

By DigitalVersus on 80

Lighter and more compact than its predecessors, the PRS-650 Touch Edition is a quality electronic book with improved battery life. It is however regrettable that there isn't even a wi-fi connection to facilitate book downloads when you're on the...

By Computer Shopper on 77

A full-screen touch display makes navigating this e-reader easy. It’s a good fit for shoppers who appreciate its build quality and don’t mind its lack of wireless, but let's be clear: You’re paying more for a slimmer feature set....

By itreviews.com on -

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...

By Stuff.tv on 80

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

By Pocket-lint on 80

As it is we’d recommend the Sony Reader Touch edition to anyone who feels they want to stay out of Amazon’s Kindle empire, but with Amazon’s prices looking so appealing, it’s difficult not to be drawn inKey specs3.5mm jack,...

By TechRadar on 80

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.Both Amazon with its Kindle and Sony with...

By MobileTechReview on 60

There's a lot to like about the Sony Reader Touch Edition; it has a responsive and high contrast Pearl E-Ink display, is easier and more intuitive to use than the Kindle and Nook thanks to the very good touch UI and it has a classy, compact design....

By Expert Reviews on 80

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....

By The Gadgeteer on -

It’s September, and that means updated readers from Sony! I’ve been a devoted fan of the PRS readers since 2006 – first the PRS-500, then PRS-505, and the PRS-600 last year. I’ve loved my Sonys and spent thousands of hours...

By PC Pro on 83

Provides serious competition to the Amazon Kindle, but Sony’s reader can’t quite compete on convenience and comes nowhere near on price...

By T3 Magazine on 80

The best-looking ebook reader on the market, with the best screen - let down by a premium price and lack of wireless web...

International Review By Datatid on 70

Den vejer kun 220 gram, og skærmen er slidstærk, hvilket gør den egnet til de lidt mindre børn, som gerne vil læse børnebøger på turen. Og så kan du have den med ude i solen, uden lyset reflekteres i...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on -

Gegen den Kindle: Mit dem Sony Reader PRS-650 greift Sony einmal mehr den führenden eBook-Reader in Form des Amazon Kindle an und kann mit viel Speicherplatz und nur einem wirklichen Nachteil punkten. Der Sony Reader PRS-650 ist mit einem...