|02-22-2009, 01:55 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Elgin, Illinois; just west of Chicago
Device: Rags to Riches - K1, K2, 500
500 vs 505
I'm sure that this information is available here, but I have not been able to locate it. Primarily for curiosity, just what are the differences between these two---the 500 & 505. I know that the 505 is an (I think incremental) upgrade, but other than the shades of gray, I don't know of any differences.
From the thread titles, I suspect that there are significant differences in the on-board software/firmware?
I wonder cuz I just aquired an unopened 500 for $132.50. For better or worse, I just couldn't say no. Lordy, my wiofe hates to hear me say that!!!
Gene, aka Magoo
|02-22-2009, 01:58 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
The 505 adds...
Better and faster Vixplex screen
Mountable file system (for use on Mac/Linux PCs)
Support for ePub file format
Support for Adoboe DRM
Chargeable via USB is the batter is flat
More free space to store ebooks
That's from memory. You could also go the the Wiki and take a look at the feature matrix. http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix
|02-22-2009, 02:00 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone5, etc
The 505 has a Viziplex screen which give a better experience than the 500's screen (at least most agree it does).
The 505 also supports ePub (DRM'd & not DRM'd) and DRM'd PDF which the 500 does not. It also reflows PDF's (or tries anyway, results vary).
$132 sounds like a good deal to me for a new 500.
|02-22-2009, 02:12 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Sony 500 prs
My 500 is now loaded up with more than I can read in a year after about 3 days, and it displays just fine. Use, enjoy, don't second guess, because that's a good deal
I got a similar deal, I paid more but the previous owner tossed me some SONY ebook store cards.
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