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Sony Reader Daily PRS-950 Tablet eBook Reader Review

Sony’s high-end eReader, with lots of bells and whistles.

March 07, 2011
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Device & Specs

The devices themselves aren't remarkably different. The NOOKcolor basically handles like an iPad or Android tablet, only without the third party support. Both devices will require a flick of the thumb to turn pages (even though the Daily has physical buttons, they're not within easy reach).

Screen

Of course, the two devices have very different screens. The NOOKcolor has an LCD that supports video playback, color, and has a backlight, which allows you to read it in the dark. If you'd prefer the more natural reading experience of an eInk screen, the Daily is probably more for you. Chances are you already know which screen you prefer, and if you don't, we'd recommend checking out eInk: many people find they like it much better than an LCD.

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Battery

eReader

Both devices function very similarly as an eReader. The Daily lets you take notes, highlight text, and comes with a Stylus so you can deface famous works of literature; the NOOKcolor only offers boring notes and highlighting. The NOOKcolor can, however, search a book, article, or the entire device for a given word or phrase. We think that functionality somewhat outweighs the ability to doodle.

Internet

The NOOKcolor's online experience isn't quite as fluid as the iPad's, but it's significantly better than the Daily. The Daily will let you access the store and browse the web, but it's a slow, awkward experience.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Email & Web Browsing
  8. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  9. Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16 GB) Comparison
  10. Barnes & Noble Nook Color Comparison
  11. Conclusion
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