Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC (black) comparison

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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC (black)

Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC (black)
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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 (silver)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 (silver)
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers, 2013)
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Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 (black)
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Kobo Glo

Kobo Glo
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Price $179 at 1 store $60 to $139 at 2 stores $189 at 1 store $246 at 1 store
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 30 reviews 2.5 stars out of 36 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date August 05, 2009 August 05, 2009 September 30, 2013 August 16, 2012 October 14, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. While Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 has a basic feature set, its $200 price tag, compact size, and Epub file compatibility make it an appealing e-book reader. While the "all-new" Paperwhite may seem like an unspectacular upgrade on the surface, it's a clear improvement over the original Paperwhite and arguably the best e-reader currently available. The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers. The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.

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