Summary: I was disappointed with the amount of glare on the device. It's not as bad when reading underneath a lamp or directly underneath a ceiling light at home. However, the lighting inside the library at my school wasn't' enough to overcome the glare on the screen.
Pros: This device has more real estate for reading than any similar sized e-reader available today. It accepts more formats than most readers. Battery life can last weeks.
Cons: Price for performance. This device requires a strong light source for books to be comfortably read. This is something not always available when on the go. Limited pricing options for ebooks. The ePub format from Barnes and Noble is not compatible with this device, and accessing the Sony's ebook s...
Summary: I hope Sony works out the readability issues, because this was so disappointing.
Pros: Beautiful, easy to use, 3g... They got it right in terms of aesthetics. Love the 2 page view and the double click dictionary.
Cons: Comparing the screen to my beloved Sony prs-505 was so tragic. The difference is extreme, except in very bright direct sunlight. It was such a strain to read in lighting that was perfectly fine for the 505. If you are new to e-readers, you might not be bothered. But when I pay a premium price to ...
Pros: I was condidering purchasing the PRS600 about a year ago, but the resolution on the touch screen was awful. The PRS900, though, is great. I've used a Sony eReader for a few years now and this one is, overall, the best. The processor on this model is faster than my prs505.
Cons: The cost should be lower. I'd like to see this model at about $299 instead of the $399 it started out at.
Summary: I really wanted to like this and it has all the features I wanted, but it's just completely unusable due to the glare.
Pros: Tall screen, SD card slot, nice form factor, touchscreen.
Cons: Glare makes the device unusuable in all but the brightest light. This is not a kindle or nook quality of screen. The touchscreen layer gives so much glare that in a low-lighting situation you might as well be using a mirror. It's impossible to read unless you're willing to look at it from a 90 de...
Summary: What were they thinking? That we'd be watching widescreen movies in 16 shades of gray with E-ink's slow refresh rate? Maybe the entire world should not be built to the dimensions of a widescreen movie!
Pros: I never do this, write a review for an item I haven't purchased, but I can't resist in this case. I own several ebook readers, including tablets and the iRex Iliad, and I was hopeful about this Sony model. But ...
Cons: ... what is the point of using a wide 1024x600 pixel e-ink display? Anyone who's actually read a book (pdf that has page orientation, not html reflowable) on one of these devices knows that the standard 4:3 ratio displays are nearly perfect for book reading. A typical 5"x7" book has a ratio of 7:...
Cons: No support for DOC, HTML, DJVU, FB2. Most electronic books and magazines are published in FB2, DJVU, and PDF formats. Most fiction - in FB2. This reader cost 2 times more, than 5" Astak, but useless.
Summary: i love this device. this is my first e ink reader. it is amazing, i already finished several novel and manga books on it. it is amazing on how the 7" screen works perfectly for manga books. i use a software called ChainLP to convert lrf books.
Pros: - larger screen size than other sony readers, large enough while still portable - built-in cover - built-in dictionary - long battery life
Cons: - pdf page turning not as fast as epub or lrf - built-in 3g can only access sony book store, not internet surfing - contrast can still be improved, the background is not white enough so have to read with a reading lamp