Sony Reader PRS-500

75
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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CNET says:

Though the Sony PRS-500 Portable Reader System is an impressive platform for reading e-books and other documents, the price and availability of compatible "books" makes it a tougher sell.
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User Reviews

80
skipjack
I have enjoyed my E-Reader, the fact it's not locked into Sony's book...read more
80
Ultim8Fury
Since I bought it 3 years ago I've rarely left the house without it. I've...read more
10
funkwaffle
The slow refresh rate on the e-ink display makes the PRS-500 frustrating to...read more
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7.2
Average Critic Score

Display / readability

9.0
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.0
 

Document support

6.0
 

Design and form factor

7.3
 

Ease of use

7.0
 

Durability

8.0
 

Store and selection of titles

6.0
 

Battery life

8.0
 

Storage capacity

8.0
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

Critic

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User

85
 

Engadget

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Critic

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User

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Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

Critic

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User

85
 

Engadget

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Critic

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User

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Engadget

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Critic

80
 

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90
 
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