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|Store up to 350 books with the help of the onboard 512 MB memory of the Sony PRS-600 E-book reader. Find the meanings of difficult words with the help of the Oxford American English Dictionary built-in this Sony 6-inch tablet PC. The 800 x 600 pixels touchscreen of this Sony E-book reader makes moving to the next page quick and smooth. The Sony PRS-600 reader supports handwritten annotation, letting you create your own notes for improved understanding. Relish the pleasure of listening to an audio book with the Sony 6-inch tablet PC, as it reads-out text in Chinese and English. This Sony E-book reader lets you record voices, lectures, minutes of the meetings for up to 10 hours or more. Compatible with the EBOOK Library software, the Sony PRS-600 lets you access the reader through your desktop PC and MAC.|
|UPC||027242254534, 027242771864, 5013493141094, 705105886336|
|Family Line||Reader Touch Edition|
|Display Size||6in (15.24 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||500 MB|
|Supported File Types||BBeB, PDF, RTF, TXT, Word, ePub|
|Processor Speed||800 MHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Tech||E-Ink ® Vizplex|
|Display Max. Resolution||800 x 600|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Expandability||Memory Stick DUO, SD Card Slot|
|Expansion Ports||USB 2.0|
|Audio Input||Stereo Mini-Connector|
|Height||6.86in (17.3 cm)|
|Width||4.76in (12.1 cm)|
|Depth||0.4in (0.98 cm)|
|Weight||0.63lb (0.286 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium ion|
|Additional Technical Informations|
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 and Mac-compatible, with bestsellers costing $9.99 (just like Amazon); EPUB file compatibility lets you access thousands of free classic Google Books and loaner files from many local libraries; built-in dictionary now included.
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.
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.
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