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Sony PRS-T2

Sony PRS-T2
alaScore 96

395 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 395 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the value for money.

performance, screen, portability, usability, design

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony PRS-T2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 395 reviews)

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review


Sony has never been a major player in the e-book reader market. The Sony Reader line has kicked around for half a decade, but has never been able to catch up to industry leader Amazon. With the holiday season approaching, Sony's decided to give the...

Improved screen refresh and contrast ; Touch capability ; microSD support ; Facebook and Evernote support ; Two months of battery life

No light-up screen ; Higher price than competitors ; Touch interface not as user-friendly as competitors ; Screen refreshes can leave behind dirty screen ; Must tether to PC to get updates ; DRM book selection

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.

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Sony Reader PRS-T2


Sony's latest ebook reader, the Reader PRS-T2 ($129.99 direct) , is an unfortunate victim of timing. It's a nice device, shrewdly updated from last year's Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 , with faster page refreshes and a sleeker design. But Sony came to the...

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

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.

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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....

Still, aside from the price, there’s a lot to like about the device. I certainly have no major qualms with it, and in fact I really enjoyed the time I spent with it. If you can get over the price and don’t mind the fact that you won’t have a backlight...


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Sony Reader PRS-T2


While the Sony Reader PRS-T2 makes it easy to add notes to books, overall this e-reader can't keep up with the competition.

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

Click to EnlargeWhile 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...

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 review


"That's the new Kindle, right? No? Oh, so it's a Nook."

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

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Sony Reader PRS-T2


Here in the states, at least, the e-reader market is ruled by two bookstore giants: Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And while it's not likely to come barreling into the top two any time soon, Sony has made a fairly strong case for number three, particularly...

Note-taking capabilities ; Dual-touch zooming ; Expandable memory

Some awkward design elements ; Image ghosting ; No more audio playback, Google Book access

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.

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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

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review


The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is the latest in a long line of ebook readers from Sony. It brings with it a few new changes but is basically a carbon copy of last year's model, the PRS-T1. Thus I would suggest reading over the Sony PRS-T1 review for some...

Easy to download library ebooks and ebooks from a number of websites using the web browser ; New Evernote feature is nice for sending web pages and articles to the Reader wirelessly ; Advanced features: add freehand notes, crop margins, several font...

It's almost exactly the same as last year's PRS-T1; very few improvements have been made ; The buttons feel rather jagged and unpleasant, and click loudly ; Gets laggy at times. As you can see in the video below, with 70 ebooks on an SD card loading...

In a year where all of the other ebook readers being released have built-in front lights, HD screens, or both, the Sony Reader PRS-T2 just doesn't bring enough new features to live up to expectations. Not only that but Sony has priced the T2 about the...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Reader PRS-T2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on

value for money, performance, storage

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Is Micro SD Card inluded?


Will the Sony PRST2HBC accept 32GB MicroSD card?Sony products are the most open especially if trying to integrate the ereader with Calibreor customize your ebook libraryTIADave