- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: PRS-600SC
- Display Size: 6 inches
- Includes Rechargable Battery: N
Sony PRS-600SC Touch Edition E-Book Reader
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- Gray Scale : 8-levels gray scale
- Resolution : 800 x 600 pixels
- Screen Size : VizplexTM 6 inches
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I'm also a fan of open architecture and that's what led me to the Sony.
On one review a person complained about the software. I'm not sure what operating system they have, but I have XP, and have had absolutely NO problems what so ever with crashes.
Pros: Open architecture, ton's of stuff out there that you can down load for free, Sony offers new free or low priced books just about every month, can read both ePub and PDF files with no problem. If you lose a book (I accidentally deleted one on my computer!) you can download it again for free.
Cons: The contrast on the touch edition is not as high as I would like it. I would like the background to be a bit whiter (I understand it's quite white on the Kindle), the touch screen is sometimes a bit twitchy especially on hi-liting, but once you get the hang of it's idiosyncrasies, not so bad. The dictionary is a bit limited: I find (at least in the books I read) it does not recognize quite a few words. I would like to see an update to a significantly better & comprehensive dictionary, (even if I have to pay a bit for it) which would operate seamlessly with this reader.
Cons true of all readers not just Sony: I'm not sure if this is a result of the Publishers' policies, but the so called "List Price" of eBooks seem totally arbitrary! So the so-called "discount" from list doesn't work out to be much of a discount!Read more ›
I have been following e-reader devices for over two years. Always waiting for the "next" device to come out, my wife rallied my family to go in together and surprise me with this reader for my birthday. I was very excited and loved the device until I tried to purchase books for it. The #1 problem was that Sony's eBook Library software crashed whenever I tried to transfer a purchased book to it. Granted, I only purchased books from Sony's store so this may not be the case with other eBook vendors.
I'm highly proficient with computers and would describe myself as an early adopter for new technologies. This is the most disappointed I have been with a device manufacturer in years. The reason is that I love the eReader! It is well built and has a great feature set. Getting books from Google and local libraries is a great option and works great (I did it). But Sony completely dropped the ball on their software to purchase protected books. After 4 hours of trying to get it to work consistently across 2 desktops and a laptop I knew I couldn't keep the reader. The final factor was when I realized this has been and remains to be an unresolved issue for past models of Sony readers as well. Sony never appeared to resolve the issue for those having problems in the past and it persists to this day.
If the software works with your computer then I would recommend this reader. However, based on my disappointing experience I can't recommend giving it a try.Read more ›
Downloading books is a breeze, and only take seconds. The entire process of buying the latest Dan Brown from browsing to purchasing to downloading took about one minute. Reading it--I totally forgot I was using an electronic device. Turning the page involved swiping a finger or just a quick click. The way I hold my Reader my right thumb is near the page-click button anyway so it's very natural. I also like that even when I have it magnified there are tiny original page notations to let me know what page I'm on. Highlighting and note-taking are some of the other features which I've barely touched so far.
I have over a thousand PDFs related to my work that up to now was restricted to residency in my computer or in diminished capacity in my mobile phone. I have already dragged and dropped a hundred PDFs onto my Reader and they are perfect.
The battery lasts well long enough (over a week even with heavy daily usage), and charging is simple anyway (I do it via the USB cable to my laptop), so this is not an issue.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am very pleased with my touch Sony E-Reader and couldn't be happier with the product. Thank you, Seller, for passing on a great savings so I can enjoy my "stuff"!!!Published on October 17, 2013 by Deborah Kluetz
The reader seems sturdy enough to the touch, but that's about all that's good about it. This thing is incredibly slow. How slow? Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by 20words
I have purchased 5 sony readers and am never diasppointed. The only issue I have found is the page turn button seems easy to wear down.Published on June 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Excelent reader, It is usefull..... thank you very much. the packgage sent very good, and the specifications are the same that the description.Published on April 30, 2013 by kenneth
First of all, I didn't want to write anything until I had used this device for a while. I've had it for a week and a half now and use it at work (currently in training), for study... Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by EdelCorralLira