This is a basic e-reader but not a good or great reader.
9 June 2013
Summary: I am so glad I only paid $20 (including shipping) for this unit. I bought it just to see what it was like. I would guess that this is the very base model of the Sony readers because it is not a very good one. The functions (very few) and the print quality seem to be OK. However, it has no Wi-Fi or 3G capability. Loading new books on the unit is very cumbersome and you need some form of PC to do it.
The PRS-600 is good if you absolutely must have a touchscreen.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Overview The sony reader touch edition (PRS-600) is a great item for those who absolutely must have a touchscreen E-Ink Reader, otherwise a Kindle might be a better choice. I have owned this reader for a little over three months and have used it extensively. PROS CONS OTHER THOUGHTS OS Compatibility I have used Calibre to upload books to my reader through Windows XP, Mac OS-X 10.6, and Ubuntu 9.10. It works great on all systems.
Excerpt: I cannot lie. I love my Sony Reader. It stores an obscene amount of books and the Reader Library is easy to navigate. As far as the reader itself, it's battery life is unsurpassed. It is very lightweight and easy to carry around in my purse. There are a few drawbacks to the Sony Reader though. The screen may scratch easily without a screen protector and there is no backlight or color technology associated with this reader.
Excerpt: Sony ereader good not awesome. This title is due to the fact that I expected more from SOny. I was waiting for so long to buy an e reader and decided for Sony because of brand and the product features. It has a small screen and lacks the vivecity of the new e readers. Not many resources and I have seen easier to manage readers. Not worth the price.
Summary: As soon as I received it was very disappointed, should have bought a Kindle. Heavier than a Kindle at 10 oz. The most disappointing thing is the fact that it DOES NOT connect to the internet. You must down load your books to your computer, then attach your Reader to your computer with included wire set, and down load to your Reader. This is not make the Reader valueable when traveling, or just want a new book. Could not turn around and sell it as soon as possible.
Not bad reader but Sony PRS-300 seems to be better
29 August 2011
Summary: Not bad reader, but touchscreen makes the screen a little glossy. Not very comfortable sometimes. + Can be russified. + Can play music. + Has touchscreen. + Has possibility to use memory cards. - Has glare on the screen.