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Old 11-13-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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New review of the Reader (PRS-505)

Normally it wouldn't catch my attention, but this is Ars Technica, one of the sites that I respect most when it comes to technology.

http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardw...der-review.ars

They cite as major negatives the refresh flash, the delay between pages (two seconds, really? It seems much shorter even on my PRS-500), and the price of official content.

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"Despite some quirks, the new Reader is a beautiful device that excels at what it was designed to do: display e-books. It's also a reminder that Sony can still develop some incredibly slick hardware in slim packages. At $300 a pop, though, it's fair to ask how many people are going to buy it."
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They cite as major negatives the refresh flash, the delay between pages (two seconds, really? It seems much shorter even on my PRS-500), and the price of official content.
Perhaps they mean the delay on menu pages. I've seen even longer delays than that on the menus (10+ seconds is my record). I agree that the normal page turning speed is acceptable.



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