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Sony PRS-600 Red Touch Edition 6" Digital Reader - PRS-600RC

Abt Model: PRS600RC | UPC Code: 027242771871
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Sony PRS-600 Red Touch Edition 6" Digital Reader - PRS600RC


  • Elegant 6” display with touchscreen : The Reader Touch Edition™ features a 6” display with simple, easy-to-use touchscreen navigation. Turn pages with the swipe of a finger and enjoy fast and intuitive navigation of your favorite books.
  • Freehand highlighting & annotation : Take freehand notes and highlight sections of text you want to revisit later, just as you would in a real book, using the included stylus. If you prefer, a virtual keyboard is also available for entering quick notes or searching your eBooks. If you want, you can even export your notes to your computer using the eBook Library software.
  • More books in more places : Enjoy access to a wider number of books from a wider number of places. By supporting both industry standard formats, ePub and PDF, you can access books at The eBook Store from Sony, check out books from public libraries, access over one million free public domain titles from Google Books, as well as sharing sites, online aggregators and personal publishers2.
  • Carry hundreds of books : Not sure which books to bring on your trip? With the Reader Touch Edition™, you will never have to make that choice again. 512MB of onboard memory6 lets you carry up to 350 of your favorite books3 at a time and with dual memory expansion card slots, your reading library is virtually limitless.
  • Thin, light, portable design : Whether you’re venturing across town or across the country, the Reader Touch Edition™ makes an ideal travelling companion. Measuring just 0.4” thin7 and weighing less than 10.1 ounces, the Reader Touch Edition is thinner and more lightweight than almost any book, and even many magazines.
  • Paper-like display for easy reading : The Reader Touch Edition™ utilizes E Ink® Vizplex™ screen technology to deliver an amazing, paper-like display that’s more like ink on paper and fully readable in direct sunlight.
  • Charge and read for two full weeks : Enjoy up to two full weeks of reading (7,500 continuous page turns) on a single battery charge1.
  • Built-in Dictionary : A handy search function lets you look up words in the built-in Oxford American English Dictionary.
  • Compatible with PC and Mac : eBook Library 3.0 software makes it easy to download eBooks, manage your collection, and transfer titles to your Reader Touch Edition™. eBook Library 3.0 software works with both PC and Mac.9
  • Adjustable font sizes : The Reader Touch Edition™ offers you the ability to resize text. Choose from five adjustable font sizes to improve readability.
  • USB 2.0 data & power connection : Transfer eBooks and charge your Reader Touch Edition™ using a single USB 2.0 cable.
  • Multiple formats available : The Reader Touch Edition™ supports Adobe® PDF5, Microsoft® Word, BBeB® Book and other text file formats, as well as ePub/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions4. You can even play back unsecured MP3 and AAC audio files8 (headphones required and sold separately).
  • Read at a natural pace : Quick page turns let you read at a natural pace, while a high contrast ratio helps ensure your favorite books are easily readable, even in direct sunlight.
  • Available colors : The Reader Touch Edition™ is available in your choice of sleek silver, classic black, and expressive red.

Package Content:

  • USB Cable
  • Sleeve
  • Quick Start


  • Display
    • Gray Scale : 8-levels gray scale
    • Resolution : 800 x 600 pixels
    • Screen Size : Vizplex™ 6 inches
  • Media Formats Supported
    • DRM Text : ePub (Adobe DRM protected), PDF (Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (PRS DRM protected)
    • Image : JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
    • 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
    • Memory Size : 512 MB User available capacity: Approx. 380MB Dual Memory Card Expansion Slots for Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD Card™ up to 16GB.
  • Operating Conditions
    • Operating Temperature : 41 to 95 °F
  • Power
    • AC Power : DC 5.2 V
    • Battery Life (Approx) : 7,500 (BBeB Book) Continuous page turns
    • Battery Life (Approx) : 6,800 (ePub) Continuous page turns
    • Battery Type : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery: DC 3.7 V
  • System Requirements
    • General : OS: - Microsoft® Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit) home Basic/ Home Premium/ Business/ Ultimate with Service Pack 1 or later. Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit only) Home Edition/ Professional/ Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005 with Service Pack 2 or later. - Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later, Mac OS X version 10.5.6 or later. CPU: - 800 MHz Celeron class processor or better for Windows. - Intel, Power PC G3, G4, or G5 processor for Mac RAM: -128 MB or more (minimum 512 MB for Windows Vista) Free space on hard disc: - 20 MB or more, but depending on the content amount, more space may be required. Monitor: High Color or more, 1024 x 768 pixels or more (True Color, 1280 x 1024 pixels or more recommended) Other devices: USB port (High-Speed USB Compatible) Internet connection (broadband recommended, some fees may apply) is also required on your computer.

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 4.8"
  • Height: 6.9"
  • Depth: 0.4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.63 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb


  1. Up to 7,500 continuous page turns with a single full charge on internal rechargeable battery. Actual battery life may vary upon usage patterns, product settings, battery, and environmental conditions.
  2. Requires Internet connection (broadband recommended) and compatible PC or Mac. Internet service may require a fee. Use of companion The eBook Store from Sony limited to U.S/Canada. residents age 13 or older. Account registriation with The eBook Store required for access to Google content. Content availability may be limited based on location.
  3. Based on average un-illustrated eBook file size of 1.2 megabytes. Actual file sizes vary by digital book title.
  4. Adobe® PDF, JPEG, BBeB® Book, RTF, and TXT formats natively supported. Viewing Microsoft® Word (PC must have Word installed), HTML, and other files requires conversion with supplied software.
  5. Adobe® PDF files look better when optimized with the Reader's screen size, and text may appear small if not optimized.
  6. MB means 1 million bytes when referring to memory capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of memory space is reserved for operating system and other system functions.
  7. Measured at the narrowest point.
  8. Un-encrypted MP3 and AAC format audio files only. Not compatible with most digital copyright formatted audio file content. Headphones not included.
  9. PC Operating System requirements: Microsoft® Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit) or Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit only), Internet Connection (broadband suggested), USB Port (for Reader connection). Mac Operating System requirements: Apple® Macintosh® computers w/ Intel® processors, PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processors, with Mac OS X Tiger
  10. 4.11 or later, or Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or later; Internet connection required (broadband recommended); USB port required (for Reader connection).
    10. Sold separately
Key Features
6 " Display With Touchscreen/ Carry Hundreds Of Books/ Built-in Dictionary/ Compatible With PC And Mac/ Portable Design/ Quick Page Turns/ Red Finish
More reasons to buy the Sony PRS-600RC from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony PRS-600RC is Brand New.
  • The Sony PRS-600RC Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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