Sony Reader Touch Edition Review

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Although Sony’s latest touch-enabled reader is much improved, its high price will give some pause.

3 stars
(3 out of 5)

A year ago, Sony introduced three new Digital Readers to the market in an attempt to claw its way back to the top of the category it pioneered long before eReaders were cool. The Touch Edition was the first of the family to come with touch functionality, and the company claimed it would make the digital reading experience more closely resemble the dead tree version. But a glare-prone display and sluggish performance marred the advantages of touch. And then both Amazon and Barnes & Noble undercut the electronics giant on price earlier this year. Now Sony is at it again: Its revamped Touch Edition ($229) fixes the prior generation’s biggest issues, but is the asking price still too high?

Read full review @ LAPTOP Magazine

Pros

  • High-contrast e-Ink display
  • Slim and light weight
  • Speedier interface
  • Fast page turns

Cons

  • No built-in wireless
  • Pricey
  • Slow to recognize notes from stylus

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