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Sony PRS-T1RC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of Sony PRS-T1RC. 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. People really like the price and screen. The performance and portability also get good views, but many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony PRS-T1RC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PRS-T1RC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony PRS-T1RC from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the screen and price are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good comments. There are some negative reviews about the battery and durability.

usability, portability, performance, price, screen

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PRS-T1RC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony PRS-T1RC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, screen, price

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony PRS-T1 6" Digital E-Ink Pearl eReader with Wi-Fi (White)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Alan C. (newegg.com)

Avoid at all cost

 

Any pros are irrelevant given the cons

Check out "Reader for PC Horrible Application" on the Sony Forum. You can't find it with Google. You have to go to the sony web site --> Support Forum (footer of the page), scroll down to "Reader Digital Book" --> Reader Library Software -->...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: David L. (newegg.com)

That's a warranty?

 

Sony should be ashamed of themselves for this sorry "warranty", especially for the part that eats itself when you have a claim. Think pretty hard about this. It's probably worth getting a Square Trade warranty. It might seem a little pricey, but if you...

Nice display, works great with Calibre. Doesn't have the burdensome 160-page legalese you have to agree to with the Nook, doesn't demand that you register an account (also Nook), and doesn't think it has the right to "unsell" things you've bought...

Wi-Fi failed within 6 months, doesn't see any networks at all. Under the "warranty" I can pay $30 for a refurbished unit, or send it off for repair and pay a minimum of $25, then wait for weeks. Either way, my year warranty vanishes and is replaced by...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: s0ny (sony.com)

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 (sony.com)

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 (sony.com)

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: Richard S. (newegg.com)

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: drjustaguy (newegg.com)

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 (sony.com)

Really?

 

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 (sony.com)

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 (sony.com)

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
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