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Sony PRS-300

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

LAPTOP Magazine
17 December 2010
  • Summary: Currently, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition costs $179, which falls right in between the Kindle and the Nook with Wi-Fi-only connectivity ($139 and $149, respectively) and the 3G versions of both devices ($189 and $199). We don't think that a touchscreen and a compact design is more valuable than being able to connect wirelessly and update your library at any time. However, navigating by touch is instinctual for many, and this eReader satisfies in that regard.
  • Pros: High-contrast e-Ink display, Slim and light weight, Speedier interface, Fast page turns, Fits in a pocket
  • Cons: No tap to turn pages, Not as ergonomically comfortable as competition, Needs wired connection to computer to add books, Touch is too imprecise for fast handwriting, No memory card slot
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

goodhousekeeping.com
16 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Sony Reader Pocket Edition is a great e-Ink reader at a good price, despite its lack of touch capabilities
  • Pros: Consumers felt the contrast of the screen was good and reading was easy on the eyes, Very small footprint, Somewhat easy to move around in book, Lightweight, Very long lasting battery life (2 weeks), Fast to turn between pages, Fast transfer speed, Very fast turn-on time, Excellent customer service
  • Cons: Very difficult to read in a dark room, Unable to hold a lot of books (up to 1200), Poor fingerprint resistance
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-300)

PC Magazine
14 March 2010
  • Conclusion: A low-cost, small-form-factor device, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition bests other e-book readers on design, if not features and performance.
  • Pros: Affordable. Compact. Solidly built. Compatible with the ePub format, which Amazon's Kindle doesn't support.
  • Cons: No wireless book downloads. No AC adapter. Sony Book Store doesn't include newspapers, magazines or blogs.
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Overall 7
7.0

Playlist Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

Macworld
21 December 2009
  • Excerpt: (1 items) Sony's Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 is about as inexpensive as e-book readers corrently get: $200 for a slim gadget with a 5-inch, 8-grayscale E Ink screen. It lacks extras that some competitors offer, and it's surprisingly heavy (7.75 ounces) for its petite dimensions (6.25 by 4.25 by 0.4 inches), but its top-flight design and usability amply compensate for the missing features.
  • Pros: Inexpensive and great for travel, Controls are simple and intuitive
  • Cons: No included dictionary, No support for image or HTML files
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

MobileTechReview.com
15 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Though some will lament the passing of the Sony PRS-505, both the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 and the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 are excellent ebook readers that are well-made, attractive and have a bookstore with an ample number of commercial titles behind them. Throw in a half million Google public domain works and library books that work natively on the Sony Readers and you'll spend hundreds of hours doing tree-friendly reading.
  • Pros: Like the name says, it's pocketable. Great display.
  • Cons: No expansion card slot, display too small for PDFs with embedded graphics.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

GadgetSpeak
29 January 2010
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

GadgetSpeak
29 January 2010
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 7
6.7
Performance 5
5.0

Sony Reader Pocket Edition

PC Pro
1 December 2009
  • Conclusion: It has its limitations, but it's a wonderfully built eBook reader at a very affordable price
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Overall 7
7.0
Durability 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
9.0

Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

radron.se
31 August 2010
Overall 8
7.5

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300: toller E-Book-Reader

CNET
14 January 2010
  • Summary: Leseratten, die die Regale ihrer Wohnzimmerschränke endlich nicht mehr nur als Ablagefläche für Bücher nutzen möchten, sollten sich einen E-Book-Reader holen. Er speichert unzählige Schmöker auf seinem Speicher und macht Papier überflüssig. Für Einsteiger ist Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 aufgrund seines günstigen Preises besonders interessant. Wir haben das Gerät ausführlich getestet.
  • Pros: tolles Display, extrem simples Interface, erledigt seine Arbeit sehr gut
  • Cons: legale E-Book-Downloads sind noch eine Seltenheit, Speicher nicht erweiterbar
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