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Old 10-11-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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Sony Reader PRS-505 reviewed in PC Pro

The December 2008 issue of PC Pro (out today for subscribers) has a review of the PRS-505 on page 68. It is also available on-line at http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/22423...er-prs505.html.

The review is generally positive, whilst also pointing out most of the weaker areas of the device.

PC Pro is, I believe, the largest circulation monthly magazine for IT Professionals in the UK.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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The December 2008 issue of PC Pro (out today for subscribers) has a review of the PRS-505 on page 68. It is also available on-line at http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/22423...er-prs505.html.

The review is generally positive, whilst also pointing out most of the weaker areas of the device.

PC Pro is, I believe, the largest circulation monthly magazine for IT Professionals in the UK.
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Yet for all this splendour, E Ink suffers one major flaw. It is painfully slow.
I want to know how the page turn speed is painfully slow. By the time I have my eyes back to the top of the page, the page has already turned and is ready for me to read.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:18 AM   #3
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I want to know how the page turn speed is painfully slow. By the time I have my eyes back to the top of the page, the page has already turned and is ready for me to read.
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Yet for all this splendour, E Ink suffers one major flaw. It is painfully slow. And while a two-second delay turning pages can be accommodated, that leniency does not extend to the menus which can be four pages deep before you get anywhere near the eBook you're after. (Emphasis added)
Which I think is a valid point.

I do realise that the menus wont be navigated very often, but it is probably quite frustrating during a short review period or when first exploring the machine.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:19 AM   #4
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I want to know how the page turn speed is painfully slow. By the time I have my eyes back to the top of the page, the page has already turned and is ready for me to read.
Agreed JSWolf. When one starts using the 505 at first the page turning is different from a paper book. After reading an e-book or two as one gets accustomed to the Reader whatever time-delay that is there, and the black flash, cease to be at all noticeable.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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I experience nothing like that lag when turning pages. At the most one second, perhaps less.
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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They are just now reviewing the 505?

self-edit: Never mind, just realized it's a UK mag.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:07 AM   #7
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Where did they buy their stop-watch?
My 505 definitely takes a lot less. At least by a half.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:09 AM   #8
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Where did they buy their stop-watch?
My 505 definitely takes a lot less. At least by a half.
Probably an ePub book with embedded fonts. Page turns can be significantly slower with such books.
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Probably an ePub book with embedded fonts. Page turns can be significantly slower with such books.
Oh. Maybe. I don't use epub. I don't like it. I am still using LRF.
But then why did they time epub? Why not pdf that would take 3-5 seconds? or LRF with embedded fonts that would take 3-5 seconds too? Why not a native format?
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Probably because ePub is the format that's being heavily "pushed" in the UK with the Waterstones eBook store.
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