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Sony PRS-T1

Sony PRS-T1
alaScore 91

582 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 582 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and portability. The screen and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, screen, portability, design

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony PRS-T1 Review


The Sony PRS-T1, also known as the Reader Wi-Fi, marks a big change for the Sony Reader brand. Sony did away with the aluminum casing that made the previous models unique, replacing it with plastic, and completely changed the user interface to boot....

New font choices look great, darker fonts, better contrast ; Pinch-zooming is nice for PDFs, images, and web browser ; Add freehand notes, on-screen markup ; Can download ebooks with the web browser, including from non-Sony sites like Kobo and...

Glossy plastic frame is reflective, isn't as classy as older Sony Readers ; No partial page refresh setting, full refresh every page ; Pretty fast overall, but sometimes lags, more so with PDFs ; Excessive screen flashing at times with the web browser...

The PRS-T1 is a pleasant surprise from Sony. They managed to cut the price from previous models considerably, and add a bunch of new features without sacrificing any of the ereading features from before that made the Sony Reader brand so popular. It...

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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

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Amazon review summary for Sony PRS-T1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Sony 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

performance, usability, screen, portability, value for money

82% 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


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A good e reader


Pro: This is a OK reader and faster than my last. I like that it is so much lighter than my old Sony PRS300.Con: Won't put books on the SD card, no matter how many times I follow directions from the manual. No protective case comes with it (Sony PRS300...

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The best dedicated eInk reader available


The bottom line is that PRS-T1 is the best dedicated eInk reader available. In terms of hardware and software easily beats all other "usual suspects" competitors including all eInk Kindles, Nook Simple Touch and Kobo Touch. Given that it can be had at...

Easy to Use

Capacity was less than 8

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unimpressive product


I found this product very unimpressive. It is very slow. Can I exchange it with something else? My email is pratikrajpandey[@]. Please send me reply.

Long Battery Life

Poor Software Bundle ; Slow

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Great product, bad service


The product itself is great

Long Battery Life

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Good item, worthless user guide.


This item comes with maybe two pages of hard copy written instructions, hardly enough for any practical purpose. The rest of the so-called User Guide is available through the Reader itself, but if you don't know how to use the Reader you can't avail...

Compact Design

Terrible user guide

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Very handy reader. Travels well.


Works well, using free checkout from local library. Online books are pricey.

Attractive Design ; Compact Design ; Easy To Read ; Good Compatibility ; Good Screen Quality ; Long Battery Life

Poor Backlight

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Excellent eReader--Very Pleased


I really enjoy the touch-screen and as an avid reader on any car trip of any duration, have come to enjoy the lightness and portability of my eReaders (I do own more than one). The only two drawbacks that I can see is limited compatibility and the fact...

Attractive Design ; Compact Design ; Easy To Read ; Good Screen Quality ; Long Battery Life

Limited Compatibilty ; Poor Software Bundle