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Old 11-13-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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I will change my PRS-700 to a 600

My first device is a 9.7" tablet. After a month I realized my biggest intrest was not game any more, but reading. Last month I bought a second hand Sony PRS-700. It is my first E-ink reader and costs about USD55. It's quite a beauty and I loved it so much. The build-in light is the main reason I bought it because I read a lot at night. Then I noticed the battery can work only 4 hours with light on. The side-light will also make you see the dust clearly behind the glass. To recharge it everyday would definitely shorten the battery life. So I come up a good idea by using my cell phone-Nokia X1. It has a flash light and the battery is so powerful.
Thank god I found this MobileRead forum last week and thank all of you that I got a lot of useful information. I decided to change my PRS-700 to a 600. Besides the crisp and glare problems, a dictionary and note function are very important for a non-native English users. I can make a dot or line under the vocabulary of a chapter. Then use the dictionary to check these words and study them on the next day.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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There is a hint for all the no-light reader users who read a lot at night. If you don't have a cell phone with flash light, if you think the price of Sony's light is too high. You can buy a flexible LED light with USB plug, insert it to your power bank and enjoy reading.
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If you're going from the 700 (a reader with a built-in light) to the 600 (one without a built-in light), then I would forget about the 600 and go with the sharper screen of the 650.

ADDED: If you're certain you want a Sony, then you should be looking at the newer models, in my opinion, and simply avoid the 600 and 650.

HOWEVER (caps intended), if you really want a lighted reader (and you don't mind looking at the competition), then you should avoid the Sony 600 and/or 650 and think about names like Amazon and Kobo.

The ultimate decision is, of course, yours.

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DR. Drib is right, although I think the 650 is actually better than the T1. I just got a T3 and it is very nice. The 600 which was my first reader does have a much poorer screen than any of the newer ones, The 650 and the T3 are both lovely and reliable.

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Thank you for your suggesions.

I had tried the PRS-600 for a few weeks. It's better but I have to say it cannot compare with my 9.7 android tablet. With a Moon+ reader, a colordict dictionary, a single tap to turn pages, better support to PDF, the tablet makes night reading much easier on the bed.

Now the poor Sony reader became a toy of my 7 years old daughter. The best function to her is the handwriting. She used the stylus to draw fairies, flowers and butterflies. She likes it so much that many sparkle stickers were put on the cover.
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There is another function about learning. I downloaded some math exercises in Word or PDF formats. She can do these homework with the stylus.

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