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Sony PRS-T1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1328 reviews of Sony PRS-T1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and price, and there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, portability, performance, size, screen

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony PRS-T1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony PRS-T1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony PRS-T1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive.

usability, portability, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Prs-T1 - Ebook Reader - BlackSony Prs-T1 - Ebook Reader - Black

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony PRS-T1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Sony PRS-T1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on People are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, screen, design


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1)


Sony finally comes down to earth with the Reader Wi-Fi, a $150 ebook reader that compares well with the B&N Nook Touch and upcoming Amazon Kindle Touch.

Slim design. Excellent contrast. Includes a memory card slot, a headphone jack, and ePub support. Attractive font choices.

Clunky Reader Store is difficult to use. No Reader Store-compatible iPhone or iPad apps. A few bugs.

A Few Quirks, Other Features, and Conclusions I also ran into a few actual bugs. Logging into the Reader Store using my Sony account the first time proved difficult, and required several tries where it threw me back a screen or two. When it finally...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 (2011) review


It's hard for some people to imagine, but Sony was the first major brand to offer an e-book reader back in 2006--beating the original Amazon Kindle to market by at least 14 months. Since then, however, the company's e-book strategy has been one step...

The Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 is a compact and lightweight touch-screen e-book reader. It offers access to large catalog of e-books, magazines, and newspapers via Sony's online store, plus online loaners from your local library, has support for EPUB...

At $149, the PRS-T1 costs $50 more than the $99 Kindle Touch and it doesn't offer some of the little extras, like 3G wireless, e-book lending, and social-media integration, that competing e-readers offer. The Sony bookstore isn't as extensive as...

While there's no compelling reason to buy it over the Kindle Touch, the Sony Reader Wi-Fi is a very solid e-reader.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : The eBook Reader Blog (

Expert Review


Here's the link to the Sony Reader PRS-T1 review. I was finally able to get it wrapped up today. The review ended up being way too long for one page so the PDF review and video are located on the second page, along with information about the web...

Oct, 2011

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Sony Reader PRS-T1


Sony makes some of the best ebook readers, and they've earned several firsts: they made the first mainstream US E Ink ebook reader in 2006, and they were the first to employ IR touch technology that didn't interfere with display quality or drive up...

Great UI and touch experience, can download books using reader from public library, Google and Sony store, has stylus for note-taking, excellent PDF support

Costs a bit more than the competition

Oct, 2011

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Sony PRS-T1


The Sony PRS T1BC offers the same core reading experience as the Sony PRS Touch Edition: excellent reading screen, convenient navigation via the ultra-responsive touchscreen, support for multiple book formats, month-long battery life, and multiple page...

An open platform, the Sony PRS T1BC lets you download books from the Sony eBook store and a host of other eBookstores including Kobo. Hard drive can be surmounted with microSD card for added storage as well as USB from drop-and-dragging files....

eBooks at the Sony Reader Store are more expensive than rival bookstores (Kindle, Nook, Kobo). Also, choices are fewer. The eReader doesn’t support taps for turning pages. To go up or back a page, you have to swipe the left or right corner of the page....

Based on specs alone, Sony has created an able rival for the Kindle in the Sony PRS T1BC. Perhaps what the company needs to do next, if it really wants to advance in the eReader game, is to improve its eBookstore and eReader services

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Reader PRS-T1


Sony's first UK Wi-Fi Reader looks slicker than Amazon's Kindle. But is it better?

Multi-touch touchscreen, Thin and very light, Great E-ink Pearl screen

Reader Store still not open, No LRF support, Glossy front annoys

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Sony Reader PRS-T1 review


The Reader's great touchscreen and intuitive interface make it a joy to use

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (

"I love my T1 and Sony Customer service"


I purchased my Sony T1 yesterday and also bought a Kobo Touch to see which I would prefer. The T1 was my choice without even trying to read a book. 1. I was able to purchase the ac adapter at Future Shop where I got both readers. Good luck trying to...

1. ac adapter easily available, not so with kobo touch

The T1 Sony Cover/Case is ridiculously expensive (54.99, but on sale for $44.99 which is still TOO expensive)

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

"Low quality product."


This is my story. Purchased the e-reader on beginning of 2011. One year not passed the e-reader started to malfunction. It goes to sleep mode suddenly, or shuts down completely, or starts endless cycle of reboots. I complained to sonny and they...

Fun to use. Good screen quality

Low quality product. Power problems.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

"Brilliantly designed in its simplicity."


With the touchscreen, you can actually write handwritten notes onto the pages themselves and erase them later on just by swiping across any marks you've made. You can highlight words, sentences, or paragraphs. Or if there's a word you don't know the...

Comes with built-in touchscreen and wifi, excellent battery life, MicroSD card slot. Public library ebook access. Slim design and very lightweight, so you can hold it for hours of reading w/o it feeling heavy. Yet very rigid and solid construction.

None that I can think of or have come across yet.

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Color of product:White


Color of product:White


Color: / No
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:800 x 600
Gray scale levels:16
Technology: / E Ink Pearl
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):720
Battery voltage:3.7


Dictionary: Yes
MP3-player: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / MP3
Document formats supported:ePub, PDF, TXT / TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / GIF, PNG, BMP
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:2
Memory capacity (e-books):1200

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):4.33 x 0.35 x 6.81

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone connectivity: / 3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n


Battery life (max):720
Battery voltage:3.7

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Minimum hard disk space:100
Minimum processor:800MHz Celeron / Intel, PowerPC G3, G4, G5
Minimum RAM:128
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Dictionary: Yes
MP3-player: Yes

Weight & Dimensions