For whatever reason, the PRS-650 Touch Edition shipped about a week and a half after the PRS-350. So now that I’ve had plenty of time to test the Pocket Edition, it’s time to get on with the PRS-650 review.
First off, I will admit that I like the PRS-650 better. Partially it’s because I’m used reading on a 6-inch ereader; I like the amount of text on the screen versus the smaller 350. Reading on the PRS-350 makes me feel . . . claustrophobic, for lack of a better term. The small font setting is just too small for my personal preference and the medium setting appears cramped and closed-in, like I want it to zoom out just a little more.
Messing with the font hack and changing the settings using Calibre helps to get a better font size for the PRS-350’s screen, but just using the regular medium setting on the 650 feels “right”. The font sizes are exactly the same on both devices, so the extra real estate on the 650’s screen makes a big difference.
I’ll do a proper comparison of the two next week with a video. For now here’s the PRS-650 video reviews. I’ll have the written reviews up shortly; the main review will be posted on the existing PRS-650 review page when it’s finished.