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Sony PRS-T1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 696 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. Reviews about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the durability, and many are less positive about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen


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: ( 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 People really like the price. The portability is also mentioned favorably.

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

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony PRS-T1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 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 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability, while views are divided on the durability.

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 (White)Sony PRS-T1 Pearl Red 6" eBook Reader with Wi-Fi

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

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: David Carnoy (

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


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

Expert review by: (

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: Good Gear (

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: 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

Expert review by: PC Pro (

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

Consumer review by: louroberts (

"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