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alaScore 81

196 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews of PRS-T1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and performance also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the PRS-T1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of PRS-T1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the battery and durability.

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reliability, durability, battery

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PRS-T1 BLACK - Ultra slim and lightweight reader with superior paper-like touch screen and Wi-FiSony PRS-T1 Red - Ultra slim and lightweight reader with superior paper-like touch screen and Wi-Fi

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: s0ny (

PRS-T1 is the best Sony Reader so far...


I've owned a previous Sony Reader, and I also own a Kindle and frequently use a relative's nook. I have to say, the Sony Reader is probably the most advanced of all three, but I can't say it's as refined. The hardware is great, but a step down from the...

Light weight, slim profile, great touch screen, good UI

Refreshes too much, Reader desktop app, plastic bezel

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: amp1 (

Wish I bought a Kobo


It just isn't user friendly. The Kobo is cheaper and easier to sync. (It turns out that it isn't easy to write a review on Sony's website either.)

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: billbadger (

Jury still out


I've had my PRS T1 about a week and I like it, but would be a lot happier if the wi-fi was stable. I can get it to connect to both my networks. It's more stable on the WEP network than on the WPA network. I assigned it a dedicated IP on the WEP network...

screen clarity weight, appearance

wi-fi, unstable sw

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: drjustaguy (

Sony e-reader - worth owning


The extended warranty/replacement program from Newegg also is what sold me on the Sony e-reader (black). This is the product for me and at a great price too – thanks Newegg.

I saw a video on YouTube of someone demoing it. I knew then it was what I wanted. I have been searching the web for this very thing - the tablets are too heavy and pricey ; Very comfortable to hold and it weighs so little. Reads the PDF technical...

Sort of flacky screen rendoring has you change viewing sizes but the screen updates so fast I don't care

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Cybercase (



Without a doubt, the most inconsistent unreliable piece of technology I've ever had the misfortune to buy. (Glad it was only Airmiles).

Fits in my pcoket

Unreliable at best

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: frothe3 (

Needs a lot of improvement.


I purchased this Sony Reader yesterday, after see what a great deal I could get for it. When I opened the packaging, I was shocked that Sony has become so cheap!! Only a USB cable for charging and nothing else!!! Different design than the PRS-600 BC...

Lightweight,responsive,wifi,microSD, dictionary, web browser

Cheap feeling, unresponsive, no place for stylus, no neoprene cover

May, 2012

Consumer review by: lionspeaks (

Best 6" reader so far!


I'm using the Sony prs T1 from a month,soo far it's working smooth and it's actually helping me as a companion on my journey.I'm from India and we don't have an store support , so there is no buying of books,and downloading books from other sources is...

light weight,smooth touch,good pdf support,good battery life,note taking,drawing app,best dictionary support,web browser

the plastic bezzel around the screen is shiny,no text to speech ,home-screen interface,font contrast<kindles

May, 2012

Consumer review by: BarbS (

Reader Excellent, Reader Store Not


I really like the reader itself. It's very easy to use and easy to read. My biggest frustration is that the Sony Reader Store doesn't work very hard to get the latest books. There have been a number of books that I wanted to buy in the last few months....

Reader very easy to use, batteries last a long time

Many books not available at the Sony Reader Store

May, 2012

Consumer review by: WashakieAlum (

Great for the intended purpose


I have owned this e reader for about 6 months now, and I like it a lot. I love being able to check out books from the public library wirelessly, its compact, lightweight, and My only gripe is that when you change the font to a larger size it screws...

E-ink, wireless library checkouts, compact, lightweight

Font changes affect format

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Einkreader6 (

Best e-ink ereader on the market, hands down


Helping you decide between this and a Kindle device -

lightest e-ink ereader; touchscreen; direct public library integration

keep price to 99 USD or less at all times; advertise product more - it is a winner

Apr, 2012