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Sony Reader PRS-T2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 915 reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Comments about the size and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability and price.

usability, performance, portability, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader PRS-T2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the battery and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the size.

portability, performance, usability, screen, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader (PRS-T2/BC). Schwarz: Leichter E-Book Reader mit IR Touchscreen, W-LAN, integrierten E-Book. Größe: 110 x 173 x 9,1 mmSony Reader (PRS-T2/BC). Schwarz: Leichter E-Book Reader mit IR Touchscreen, W-LAN, integrierten E-Book. Größe: 110 x 173 x 9,1 mm

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Views about the price and screen are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, performance, screen, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony PRS-T2 6" Touchscreen Digital eBook Reader w/E-Ink Technology, Built-in Wi-Fi & microSD Card Slot (Black)Sony PRS-T2 6" Touchscreen Digital eBook Reader w/E-Ink Technology, Built-in Wi-Fi & microSD Card Slot (Black)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

It's one of those great footnotes of tech history: the first-gen Amazon Kindle, introduced in November 2007 , is really a me-too device. It hit the market more than a year after the Sony PRS-500 -- which also wasn't the first e-book reader available,...

The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a compact and lightweight touch-screen e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi and fast page turns. It offers access to a large catalog of e-books, magazines, and newspapers via Sony's online store, plus online loaners from your...

At $129, the PRS-T2 costs $10 more than competing models that have an integrated light. The Sony bookstore isn't as extensive as Amazon's or B&N's, and the Sony Reader app isn't currently available on the iPhone and iPad.

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

 

It's hard to recommend a product that costs more and offers less, but if you like physical buttons, don't need a light-up screen, or want extra storage (microSD), Sony's reader is a decent option.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a nicely upgraded ebook reader that still costs too much for what you get. And without a backlight, it's virtually a non-starter.

Svelte design. Crisp font choices. Memory card slot. Stylus helps with note-taking and underlining.

Expensive compared with the competition. No backlight or edge lighting. Sony Reader Store still needs work. Nowhere to store stylus.

Reader Store, Other Features, and Conclusions For shopping and downloading books, you get built-in Wi-Fi; there's no 3G option. Sony's Reader Store still trails what Amazon and Barnes & Noble offer. It's not terrible by any means, but it offers nowhere...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Abent (slashgear.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

 

To many, the war of the eReaders is between Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Though Sony has never managed to get quite as big as either of those two companies in the eReader space, it's back with a new Reader and looking to become a serious contender....

So, by now you know that the Sony Reader PRS-T2 comes packed with a lot of nifty features. That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t matter much if you have a device that isn’t comfortable in use. Thankfully, the Reader PRS-T2 succeeds there as well,...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Roberto Baldwin (wired.com)

Review: Sony Reader (PRS-T2)

 

In the war for e-reader marketshare, Sony isn't about to surrender quietly. Unfortunately, the company's new e-ink device isn't much of a weapon.

Crisp, high-contrast screen. Excellent library integration. Use USB and microSD to side-load ePubs, PDFs, and text documents. Battery lasts forever (around two months)

E-ink artifacts are ugly and persistent. No lighting options, so you’ll need a case or clip-on accessory. Suffers from ecosystem envy. Wi-Fi only. Evernote integration is confusing for newbie note-takers

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

 

While Sony still wins on note-taking among e-readers, it falls behind the Kindle and Nook competition in many other areas, and costs $30 more. Among other things, the dropped Wi-Fi connections vexed us repeatedly. The Reader PRS-T2 also lacks some of...

Slick design, Long battery life, Free Harry Potter book with purchase

Expensive, Slow performance, No Twitter support, No audio support, Can't share books with other Sony Reader users

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

"That's the new Kindle, right? No? Oh, so it's a Nook." With three sentences, my mom laid out Sony's problem in the ebook reader market. It's not that there aren't good options — the Kobo Touch is...

Fast, response performance ; Evernote compatibility ; Thin and light

Evernote integration is really clunky ; Display already feels outdated ; Bottom-located power button

A good device that's already been surpassed

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review: same old e-reader, new and (mostly) improved design

 

The PRS-T2 is a slightly refined version of last year's Reader. There aren't many changes to report, but the new Reader remains a solid choice nonetheless.

Note-taking capabilitiesDual-touch zoomingExpandable memory

Some awkward design elementsImage ghostingNo more audio playback, Google Book access

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

The e-reader market has many excellent choices for those who want a simple and easy-to-use device for reading on the go. One example is the Sony PRS-T2 , which comes in the 6-inch form factor and is available in three different colors. Sony has been in...

Nov, 2012

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

Expert Review

 

Here's the link to my Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review. It's a couple of weeks late but that just gave me some extra time to test it out. The review includes a 15 minute video walkthrough, some pictures that turned out with a hint of light blue, and some...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Color

Color of product:Black / Red / White

Design

Color of product:Black / Red / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Color:No / Yes
Diagonal:6
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:600 x 800 / 800 x 600
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink Pearl
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1440 / 1460
Battery recharge time:2
Battery voltage:3.7

Features

Dictionary: Yes
Rotating: No

File formats

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

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:1.3 / 2
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory capacity (e-books):1200

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista (32/64 bit), Windows XP 32 bit\nMac OS X 10.7 (64 bit) + / Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X 10.4.11 +
Minimum system requirements:Intel Celeron 800 MHz\n128 MB RAM\n100 MB hard disc space

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone Out:N
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):1440 / 1460
Battery recharge time:2
Battery voltage:3.7

Software

Operating system installed:Android

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Minimum hard disk space:100 / 250
Minimum processor:1GHz / 800 MHz / Intel Celeron 800MHz, PowerPC G3, G4, G5 / Intel Celeron, 800 MHz
Minimum RAM:128 / 512
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, 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
Internet connection required:
Power source type:
Rotating: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.358
Height:6.81
Weight:5.78
Width:4.33