Summary: While it's an improvement to the company's previous touch-screen model, Sony's Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 is saddled with a screen that's short on contrast and prone to glare--and it lacks the wireless convenience of Amazon's identically priced Kindle.
Pros: The PRS-600 is sleeker than the Kindle; touch screen is more responsive than last year's 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), it's capable of storing thousands of electronic books; five font sizes; decent battery life; displays Word and PDF files (with zoom), shows most image files, and plays MP3 and AAC audio; Sony's eBook Library software is now both Windows ...
Cons: Screen is still glare-prone; screen contrast (how dark the letters are) isn't as good as what you'll 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 markup functions can be cumbersome; USB charging only works from PCs.
Excerpt: A prima vista, il Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC sembra molto simile al PRS-700 , ma a un esame più attento si nota che la Sony ha rimosso le luci di posizione a LED dai bordi del display e snellito un po il dispositivo. Il PRS-600 è sicuramente migliorato rispetto al suo predecessore, ma, purtroppo, conserva due dei suoi maggiori difetti.