Amazon Kindle 3 and Sony PRS-650 are the two most popular e-readers on the market. The first is one of the best as far as value for money is concerned, while the second, as well as having a great quality, is very popular thanks to Sony’s previous experience in the e-reader sector with the PRS-450 and PRS-350 models.
Amazon Kindle 3 and Sony PRS-650, the leaders on the e-reader market, are different in some aspects:
|Amazon Kindle 3||Sony PRS-650|
|Screen||- 6 inches.
- Electronic ink screen.
|- 6 inches.
- Touch screen.
- Adjustable contrast and brilliance.
- 16 tones of grey.
- Font size adjustable from XS to XXL.
|Resolution||- 800×600 px||- 800×600 px|
|Dimensions||- 190x123x8.5 mm.
- Smaller than previous versions.
- Lightweight and easy to carry.
|- 168x120x10 mm.
- Small, thin and lightweight.
|Weight||- 240 grams.||- 215 grams.|
|Connectivity||- USB, Wi-Fi and 3G (optional).||- USB, SD card reader and memory stick.
- No internet connection.
|Internal memory||- 4 Gb (3000 books).||- 1,4 Gb (1200 books).|
|Battery||- 1 month.||- 2 complete weeks of reading.|
|Accepted formats||- AZW, HTML, Mobipocket, PDF y TXT.||- BBeB, ePub, RTF, PDF y TXT.|
|Price||- 150 €.||- 250 €.|
|Dictionaries||- Includes a dictionary.||- 12 dictionaries included (2 English and 10 for translation).
- Touch the word that you wish to look up twice to see the meaning in one of the dictionaries.
|Other advantages||- MP3 audio player.
- You can browse the internet, access social.
|- Music player.- Take notes with the virtual keyboard or writing on the screen with a stylus.
- You can underline.
- Does not tire your eyes.
- Search and zoom options.
|Disadvantages||- Does not include external memory card reader.||- The touch screen is less comfortable because of the screen refresh rate.|