Great item! Love it! Missing some awesome features, but still great.
16 June 2011
Summary: This is much better than reading a normal book. It's amazing! It was a little dissapointing that it lost a lot of features from the prs 600, but still really great. Best part is that it has a backlight.
Only one with backlight, great but short battery life.
2 January 2011
Summary: This is the only ereader out there with a backlight that has e-ink. The screen isn't shiny so there's no glare so it can be read in the daytime or at night with the backlight. I'm usually using the backlight so maybe that's why it seems like the battery doesn't last long. You can highlight areas and create notes. It accepts different types of ebooks. You don't need any special software to add or delete books. It comes with a cool leather book like cover and stylus.
Summary: it's a wonderful reading machine, it has a decent touch screen that's been very helpful navigating through the book that i've read. though the glare from the screen sometimes a little bit annoying, but you can get rid of it by turning the light as a background. the body is feel firmly in my hand and it's a solid metal, yes right, a solid metal not like some china product plastic.
Summary: I bought the Sony ebook reader this spring as a gift for my husband. After 4 months I have to say that it's been a success. I like the fact that it supports multiple formats, including the open .epub format. We use it primarily for reading books from Project Gutenberg and ebooks that we already own, so the lack of wireless is not an issue for us. We added a 4GB expansion card and it holds more than enough. My one complaint is that the bundled software is awful.
Summary: I recently purchased the PRS 700 through Amazon (via. a 3rd party) after reading many reviews comparing it to the Sony PRS 505 and the Kindle. The biggest complaint from reviews seems to be the reduction in screen quality and glare from the 700's touch screen. I looked at a demo PRS 505 at a local department store and while I agree that there can be glare on the touchscreen of the 700 at certain angles, it is a simple matter to move the screen until the glare disappears.
Summary: I was looking for a reader to buy for my wife for her birthday. The main need for this was for the reading, highlighting and annotation of PDFs for her studies. Most of her PDFs do not include charts, tables or graphs so that simplifies things. Also she wanted it for reading ebooks. I researched readers for 2 weeks on various different sites. I read at least 100 reviews. I watched video reviews on Youtube also.
Summary: Main goal for me is to read technical pdfs. Originally bought a netbook and this worked fine but was still too cumbersome for just simply reading those files. Sony 700 pleasantly surprised me as being a viable solution to this problem. I was skeptical about the flashing between pages---thought it would be annoying---but I really don't even notice. Being able to turn pages with a flick of the finger is natural and a nice feature.
Summary: The Sony PRS 700 is an excellent product. I am an avid reader and have had several ereaders. Besides the 700, I own a PRS 505, an Ebookwise 1150, and previous to that, its predecesor which was marketed by RCA. I am an online college student, and much of my research papers are based on professional journals many of which are in PDF format. This device displays PDF's natively without conversion, although reading them is slower.
Summary: It's an incredible little machine. Easy to read in full sunlight or near complete darkness thank to the side lights. Holds several hundred books just in its internal memory and several thousand with an SD card. The touchscreen is reasonably responsive without being touchy and the battery life is fantastic (less so if you need the lights).