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Sony PRS-T1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 711 reviews of Sony PRS-T1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PRS-T1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony PRS-T1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The portability is also appreciated.

usability, portability, price

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

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

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PRS-T1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 user reviews of Sony PRS-T1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the durability, and some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, screen, design

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 (White)Sony PRS-T1 Pearl Red 6" eBook Reader with Wi-Fi

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 (2011)

 

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

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...

Apr, 2012
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Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1)

 

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

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.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: The eBook Reader Blog (the-ebook-reader.com)

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

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

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

Expert review by: (best-ereaders.com)

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: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony’s new eBook reader is a definite Kindle competitor

 

Sony's touch-sensitive, Wi-Fi enabled eBook reader is a solid product, although you'll need to want the extra features afforded by the touchscreen for it to be worth buying over the cheaper and more intuitive Amazon Kindle.

High quality screen, Long battery life

Complicated interface, No built-in Google Books store

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: John Brandon (techradar.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T1 review

 

Light as a feather ebook reader still misses the mark

Light and portable ; Good book selection ; Understated modern design ; Optional pen input ; Swipe to zoom

Screen flicker ; Text input was slow ; No Web-based book reader ; Music hampers battery life

The Sony Reader PRS-T1 is about the same weight as the much cheaper Amazon Kindle. We found that, for basic book reading, the Reader is a good option because the only time you'll notice any screen flicker is when you access the extra features such as...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Reader PRS-T1 review

 

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: PC Pro (pcpro.co.uk)

Sony Reader Wi-Fi

 

A light and portable ebook reader with an excellent display, sensitive touchscreen and masterful PDF-handling capabilities, but it’s still a little expensive

Jan, 2012
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