Sony PRS350 e-Reader In Pink or Silver - £109.97 (with voucher) @ Tesco Direct - HotUKDeals
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Tesco have reduced the PRS350 to £119.97 which is a little more than Waterstones have it at £111 but tesco have a voucher for £10 off - TDX-KMAW. Free pick up from store option available.

Not as cheap as the expired ebay deal recently but I'd prefer buying from Tesco.

No point in a Kindle/Sony war, they're both so similar in quality as to not be worth the debate. Few different features make it personal preference.

Features PRS-350
Easy to use touch screen for fast, intuitive navigation of your favourite books. Simply touch the screen to call up any story and turn the page with a swipe of the finger
The 5” E Ink® Pearl paper-like glare-free display reads just like a real book - even in direct sunlight. The screen has no backlight or flicker so does not fatigue the eyes. Adjust contrast and brightness to suit your personal reading preferences.
On board are 12 dictionaries including 2 English(British/American) and 10 Translation dictionaries (French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian to and from English). Double-tap a word to find its meaning or translation into one of the 5 languages
Unbelievably small and thin and lighter than most paperbacks at just 155 grams
Store up to 1200 books on your Reader
Enjoy 2 full weeks of reading on a single battery charge
Adjustable font size allows you to resize the text to improve readability; 6 font sizes available from XS to XXL.
Annotation to highlight passages on screen or take freehand notes with your finger or stylus
Bookmark pages and return to them instantly.
Search and Zoom makes it easy to find passages and zoom in on text.
Collections lets you manage your files from within the Reader.
Wide choice of supported formats such as EPUB, PDF, Text, RTF, Word and BBeB so you can read practically anything.
Purchase, borrow or get ebooks for free from a wide range of places, including partner ebookstores and libraries
Intuitive Reader Library software for PC and Mac makes it easy to download eBooks, manage your collection and transfer titles to your Reader Pocket Edition™
Reader Pocket Edition comes in a choice of colours to suit your own personal style
Choose from a range of covers to protect, personalise and keep your Reader Pocket Edition looking good
Other optional accessories include a cover with light for use at night-time and AC adapter
Mini USB and quick start guide supplied
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banned#1
Quidco, topcashback, clubcard vouchers available also.
#2
Er, you can get a Kindle for this price.....COLD!
banned#3
rbrookes
Er, you can get a Kindle for this price.....COLD!

I'm guessing you're being ironic maybe?
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I have this and the Kindle. For just reading books (which is really the only thing an E-Book reader is good at) I prefer to use the Sony.

The Kindle can do the whole web browsing/email thing but is actually rubbish at browsing compared to even a smartphone so I don't bother. The Kindle has better connectivity for updating news etc but for my use they never need to be connected to anything. So it comes down to holding and reading. I always go for the Sony.

And as I paid more for mine and have never seen one this cheap, I can only vote hot.



Edited By: androoski on Mar 31, 2011 16:15
banned#5
androoski
I have this and the Kindle. For just reading books (which is really the only thing an E-Book reader is good at) I prefer to use the Sony.

The Kindle can do the whole web browsing/email thing but is actually rubbish at browsing compared to even a smartphone so I don't bother. The Kindle has better connectivity for updating news etc but for my use they never need to be connected to anything. So it comes down to holding and reading. I always go for the Sony.

Same reasons I went for the Sony. They're both very capable ereaders with different features that give you a choice. Unfortunately for Sony, theirs was far more expensive than the Kindle so I would have always gone with Kindle as the better buy. Now they're the same price i think sony edges it but only because the features suit me more than the Kindle.
#6
And it has the advantage that you can borrow ebooks from the library. You can't do that on a Kindle!
#7
I've got one of these and LOVE IT :)

Bought mine as a refurb for £90 but this is a great price for brand new so voted hot
banned#8
Cheapest price for product, cheaper than a Kindle, clubcard points available and quidco too yet still plenty vote cold oO
#9
Kindle lovers.... the iPhone of ereaders with Kindle fanboys attached... ;)

Funny thing is... is most people trialled a Kindle and a Sony for a set amount of time I reckon they'd prefer the Sony one but as most people have just gone with a Kindle they don't want to admit there might be a better option out there. That's the power of marketing... ;)
#10
master_chief
Cheapest price for product, cheaper than a Kindle, clubcard points available and quidco too yet still plenty vote cold oO


Are you lot mental?

1. The Sony has a smaller screen (1" smaller)
2. The battery lasts half the time
3. The Sony has half the storage
4. The Sony doesn't support Amazon format books and it has by far the largest range of books)
5. The Kindle includes free 3G globally so I can download books as and when I need them without having to find a hotspot
6. Why has everyone bought the Kindle and ignored the Sony? Because the Sony is better? No, because it's an expensive compromise with a useless touch screen?
banned#11
rbrookes
master_chief
Cheapest price for product, cheaper than a Kindle, clubcard points available and quidco too yet still plenty vote cold oO


Are you lot mental?

1. The Sony has a smaller screen (1" smaller) - You're reading a book, not viewing hi-res images.
2. The battery lasts half the time - I'm sure I can find time to charge it once every 2 weeks.
3. The Sony has half the storage - how many books do you need on the go at once? 4000 as opposed 2000?
4. The Sony doesn't support Amazon format books and it has by far the largest range of books) - Just convert, job done.
5. The Kindle includes free 3G globally so I can download books as and when I need them without having to find a hotspot - The Kindle at £152 includes 3g, this deal is for £109. Some people don't need to download books in the middle of nowhere, it's nice to have the choice to not pay for a feature you don't want.
6. Why has everyone bought the Kindle and ignored the Sony? Because the Sony is better? No, because it's an expensive compromise with a useless touch screen?


Look I had the choice to go for either readers, I was all for the Kindle and still think it's a great piece of kit, but I found the Sony to be much better looking, much easier to hold, smaller is better in my view, the keyboard of the Kindle is unsightly (I haven't seen a book come with a keyboard yet) and both have identical ink technology so as I only need an E-reader for reading books the Sony ticked the boxes for me.

Sony's reader and the Kindle can happily co-exist. It doesn't have to be one or the other in the world. Time you grew up and realised choice is a good thing to have. Vent your insecurities on something else.
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rbrookes
master_chief
Cheapest price for product, cheaper than a Kindle, clubcard points available and quidco too yet still plenty vote cold oO


Are you lot mental?

1. The Sony has a smaller screen (1" smaller)
2. The battery lasts half the time
3. The Sony has half the storage
4. The Sony doesn't support Amazon format books and it has by far the largest range of books)
5. The Kindle includes free 3G globally so I can download books as and when I need them without having to find a hotspot
6. Why has everyone bought the Kindle and ignored the Sony? Because the Sony is better? No, because it's an expensive compromise with a useless touch screen?

post voted cold
banned#13
I do admit the Sony's are overpriced compared to the Kindle (which has the benefit of being self-subsidized) but when hugely reduced like this it makes a level field. I would have gone Kindle had it not been the same price.
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rbrookes
Are you lot mental?

1. The Sony has a smaller screen (1" smaller)
2. The battery lasts half the time
3. The Sony has half the storage
4. The Sony doesn't support Amazon format books and it has by far the largest range of books)
5. The Kindle includes free 3G globally so I can download books as and when I need them without having to find a hotspot
6. Why has everyone bought the Kindle and ignored the Sony? Because the Sony is better? No, because it's an expensive compromise with a useless touch screen?


I have both and I am about to ebay the kindle because I barely use it now.

1) Yes the screen is smaller but the whole package is much smaller and fits in my pocket easily. This is especially true when you compare them in their cases The amazon case is bulky compared to the sony one which while it looks like it does not offer the same protection has actually impressed me by how well it protects the reader
2) Actually lasts longer by my reckoning especially if you keep forgetting to turn of the wifi/3g on the kindle
3) So - I have 400 books on mine and have barely dented the storage so any more is probably surplus to requirements
4) Bold claim as there are plenty of people selling in the epub format. Personally I would be surprised but it will be close on the material that most people read. epub looks like the way that UK libraries are going and the kindle cant manage those. For simplicity of buying and reading the ebook then yes the kindle is easier.
5) Dont think I have every found the need to suddenly buy a book - tend to stock up and load them on the ereader every so often. kindle 3g doest work everywhere.
6) Probably publicity because as a straight reader the sony is better. Touch screen works very well thanks - way better than the appalling kindle keyboard that takes up a huge amount of space. The 350 has not be around that long - only appeared in Dec and mostly missed the xmass spree. Do not confuse this with the 3500 that had a smaller non touch screen.

The sony wins for me - bottom line is it fits in my pocket without me noticing it is there so it travels with me every day on my commute. I keep most of my books in calibre on the pc which makes it easy to manage and load them so the 3g/wifi isnt really an issue for me. Lastly at least 3 kindle users in my office have switched after they saw my sony.
I can recommend the sony cover (PRSASC35L) - it provides reasonable protection while adding very little to the size pricey from tesco but available cheaper elsewhere.
(PS I have read around 15 books on the kindle and over 40 on the sony so I think I am qualified to compare them)




Edited By: stevehaley on Apr 02, 2011 00:02

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