Sony PRS650BC Digital Reader Touch Edition™ - 6" Display - Black - PRS650BC

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Product Overview

Touch screen makes reading a breeze.
Experience a full touch screen that reads like a real book on the Reader Touch Edition™. Turn pages with the swipe of a finger and enjoy fast and intuitive navigation of your favorite books. Choose more content from more places like the online Reader™ Store, where you can access new releases, or choose from over one million free public domain titles from Google Books or and find links to borrow eBooks from public libraries.

Elegant 6" Touch Screen

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living Sporting a full 6" clear touch screen and an intuitive design, turning pages, bookmarking your spot, adjusting the font, and searching for titles can easily be done with the swipe of a finger. Use the virtual keyboard or included stylus to take freehand notes and highlight sections of text to revisit later.

Multiple Formats Supported

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living Providing more than just a superior reading experience, the Reader Touch Edition, supports Adobe® PDF, Microsoft® Word and other text file formats, as well as EPUB/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions. In addition to being PC and Mac compatible, you can even play back unsecured MP3 and AAC audio files.

Choose More Books from More Places

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living By supporting both industry standard formats, ePub and PDF, you can access bestsellers at the online Reader Store, check out books from public libraries8, access over one million free public domain titles from Google Books2, and get content from sharing sites, online aggregators and personal publishers.

Paper-like Display for Easy Reading

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living The Reader Touch Edition uses high contrast E Ink® Pearl technology on its anti-glare touch screen to deliver an amazing, paper-like display that's more like ink on paper and fully readable in direct sunlight

A Library of Books in One Device

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living Ideal for the passionate reader, constant traveler, or daily commuter, the Reader Touch Edition lets you carry up to 50,000 of your favorite books at a time using additional dual memory expansion card slots.

Charge and Read for Two Full Weeks

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living While most portable electronics lose power after only a few hours, the Reader Touch Edition provides up to two full weeks of reading (7,500 continuous page turns) on a single battery charge.


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# PRS650BC
SKU 217141213
UPC 027242805149
UPC 14 00027242805149
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Choose more books from more places
Carry up to 1,200 of your favorite books at a time or more
Intuitive design with full 6” clear touch screen
Paper-like display for easy, natural reading
Thin, light, highly portable design
Freehand highlighting and annotation
Two full weeks of reading on a single battery charge
Embedded multilingual dictionaries (2 English language and 10 translation dictionaries)
6 adjustable font sizes to customize your reading experience
USB 2.0 data and power connection
Play MP3 and AAC audio files
Read in multiple formats, including ePub and PDF
Intuitive Reader Library software for PC and Mac
Expansion slots for Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD media
Quick page turns and high contrast ratio
Thoughtful navigation and button placement
Tech Specs
Gray Scale: 16-level gray scale
Resolution: 800 x 600 pixels
Screen Size: 6 inches
Technology: E Ink® Pearl
Media Formats Supported
DRM Text: ePub (Adobe DRM protected), PDF (Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (PRS DRM protected), Text, RTF
Unsecured Audio: Unsecured Adudio: MP3 (Non encrypted), AAC (Non encrypted)
Unsecured Text: ePub, BBeB Book, PDF, TXT, RTF, Micrsoft® Word, (Conversion to the Reader requires Word installed on your PC)
Memory Size: 2GB User available capacity: Approx. 1.4GB Dual Memory Card Expansion Slots for Memory Stick Duo™ and SD Card up to 32GB.
Operating Conditions
Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
AC Power: Built-in rechargeable battery: 3.7 V DC, 940 mA
Battery Life (Approx): 14 Days
Recharging Time: 3 hours with a USB connection, or about 2 hours by the optional AC adapter (PRSA-AC1)
System Requirements
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bit) -Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bit) -Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Vista Business with Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 2 or later Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit only) -Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005 with Service Pack 3 or later Apple Macintosh (32 bit only) -Mac OS X version 10.6.3 or later, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later, Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later CPU: - Windows: 800 MHz Celeron class processor or better - Macintosh: Intel, PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor RAM: -128 MB or more (minimum 512 MB for Windows 7, Windows Vista) Free space on hard disc: -Windows: 100 MB or more - Macintosh: 60 tMB or more -Depending on the content amount, more space may be required. Monitor: -High Color or more, 1024 × 768 pixels or more (True Color, 1280 × 1024 pixels, or more recommended) Other devices: -USB port (High Speed USB Compatible), pointing device such as mouse or track pad
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): 6.61x4.68x0.38 inches (H/W/D)
Weight (Approx.): 7.93 oz
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