I researched a lot of readers before buying my PP. I loved my old RCA reader from 2002 but it was so hard and impossible to convert books for it. Once the PP arrived I realized it was the right choice. I went with the maroon and loved it so much that two weeks later I bought the slate blue and sent it to my boyfriend overseas in the Navy. He loves it and his shipmates all want one. I agree with the others here, that after a while your backup will be the Sony and your everyday reader will be the PP. Enjoy!