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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Although I'm pleased with this purchase, there are a few problems : It comes with a stylus but you can only use it to highlight sentences from books and save them as notes, but you can't write anything with it. The stylus is almost useless.
Summary: Based on the reviews about a "foggy" screen for the 700, I almost bought the 505. Thanks to a reviewer who suggested seeing them in person - I ended up with the 700 and am very happy with it so far. I really wanted the annotating and bookmarking features, as I am a student.
Summary: Great product! I love my Reader. I have quite a few books on my reader already. Some in pdf, some in rft and several in Sony's reader format. I have no complaints about the reader, but some suggestions about the programming.
Excerpt: Железо хорошего качества, а вот софт подкачал, особенно в поддержке актуальных для России форматов. p.s. fb2 и прочие форматы довольно легко можно перегнать в родной для сони LRF при помощи сторонних утилит.
Pros: 1. Надежный и абсолютно неглючный аппарат. 2. Сенсорное управление, поиск, пометки.
; 3. Запоминает последнюю прочитанную книгу. 4. Хороший экран.
; 4.Поддержка SD карт
; 5. У меня в комплекте шла обложка (очень нужная вещь), хотя многие докупают ее отдельно
Cons: 1. Блики на экране (даже в помещении приходится подстраиваться)
; 2. Высокая цена
; 3. Неудобный родной софт
; 4. Отсутствии поддержки беспроводного интернета (актуально для США)
; 5. Отсутствие поддержки DjVu, FB2. PDF тоже поддерживается очень слабо.
; 6. Довольно быстро разряжается
; 7. Некаче...