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Sony PRS300BC Reader Pocket Edition (Navy Blue) PRS-300BC

Model # PRS300BC

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"Product Highlights
-512MB Memory
-350 Book Storage
-5 Inch Paper-Like Display
-Side-Button Navigation
-Mac & PC Compatible

Sony's compact digital book, the PRS300BC Reader Pocket Edition (Navy Blue) features a 5 inch, paper-like display that delivers an easy-on-the-eyes reading experience. In addition to the natural reading surface, the Reader also has adjustable font sizes, quick page turning, and a high contrast ratio, which makes reading possible even in direct sunlight. Side-button navigation also ensures seamless reading with right and left-hand side page advance buttons.

Leave the dusty library at home; with 512MB of onboard memory there's enough space to store up to 350 books on your Reader at once. Sony also gave this digital book compatibility with both PC and Mac. Both systems support the easy to use eBook Library 3.0 software for managing your book collection. Supported formats include the industry standards, ePub and PDF.

On a full charge the Pocket Edition will last for up to two weeks of reading (or 7,500 continuous page turns). Charging, and transfer of eBooks, is done through your computer's USB port with the included USB cable.

Lightweight with 5"" Display

The Reader Pocket Edition features a 5"" display and an elegant, lightweight design that's easy to slip into a purse or jacket pocket for convenient, on-the-go reading

Paper-Like Display for Easy Reading

The Reader Pocket 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

Adjustable Font Sizes

The Reader Pocket Edition offers you the ability to resize text. Choose from three adjustable font sizes to improve readability

Quick Page Turns and High Contrast Ratio

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

Carry Hundreds of Books

Not sure which books to bring on your trip" With the Reader Pocket Edition, you will never have to make that choice again. 512MB of onboard memory lets you carry up to 350 of your favorite books at a time

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 Pocket Edition. eBook Library 3.0 software works with both PC and Mac

USB 2.0 Data & Power Connection

Transfer eBooks and charge your Reader Digital Book using a single USB 2.0 cable

Easy Side-Button Navigation

Enjoy quick, easy page turning with convenient right and left-hand side page advance buttons

Wide Access

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 ebookstore.sony.com, 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 publishers

Charge and Read For Two Full Weeks

Enjoy up to two full weeks of reading (7,500 continuous page turns) on a single battery charge

Multiple Formats Supported

The Reader Pocket Edition supports Adobe PDF5, Microsoft Word, BBeB Book and other text file formats, as well as ePub/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions

AC Power : DC 5.2 V
Battery Life (Approx) : 7,500 (BBeB Book) Continuous page turns; 6,800 (ePub) Continuous page turns
Battery Type : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery: DC3.7 V
Gray Scale : 8-levels gray scale
Resolution : 800 x 600 pixels
Screen Size : Vizplex™ 5 inches
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) : 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 13/32 inches (LxWxD)
Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 7.76 oz
Media Formats Supported
DRM Text : ePub (Adobe DRM protected) , PDF (Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (PRS DRM protected)
Unsecured Text : ePub, BBeB Book, PDF , TXT, RTF, Micrsoft® Word, (Conversion to the Reader requires Word installed on your PC)
Memory Size : 512 MB User available capacity: Approx. 440MB
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 10.6, 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.
Operating Conditions
Operating Temperature : 41 to 95 °F
Quick Start
USB Cable

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