"Excellent Device, Typically Good Execution by Sony"5.0 starson by SAOUTCHIK
Pros: Excellent build, and comfortable in the hand to use. Nice and light, with good functionality
Cons: Nothing- it is just waht I wanted in a reader, and the price is now more competive.
Summary: Just picked this up on the occasion of the price drop to $149.99. Had my eye on it for weeks. The rendering of the text is excellent and very clear, and the feel of the device enhances the reading experience. Immediately downloaded some selections from my local library, and a few from Google books, which has most classics, and some unusual ephemera worth exploring. Page turning is quick, but I find the toggle button at the bottom of the reader easier to use than the touch screen. You don't have to take your hand off the device to turn the page that way. Set up had a couple of hiccups, as one needs an Adobe password as well as a Reader Store password, but I was impatient with the instructions. Potential buyers should know that the Sony Store has a stronger emphasis on business and technical books than Amazon appears to have,
I think we are heading for a "Small-Medium-Large-Extra Large" tech world: Phone, reader, tablet, destop monitor. A screen for every need, and a device for each function.