Sony PRS-T2

71
Engadget
Score
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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

Summary

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.

from $199+
Pros
  • Note-taking capabilitiesDual-touch zoomingExpandable memory
Cons
  • Some awkward design elementsImage ghostingNo more audio playback, Google Book access
Sony Reader PRS-T2 review: same old e-reader, new and (mostly) improved design

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 with last year's Reader WiFi. That model defied Sony's reputation for overpriced gear, while offering various features unavailable in the Nooks and Kindles of the market (think: pinch-to-zoom and handwriting capabilities). The new Reader PRS-T2 maintains many of the features that made the Reader WiFi a solid choice, though it adds Evernote integration, smoother page turns and a generally more streamlined design. So is the refreshed Reader worth recommending over competitors like the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight and Amazon Kindle Touch? Find out after the break.

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Scores

Engadget

71
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
7.8
Battery life
8.0
Durability
6.0
Storage capacity
8.0
Display / readability
7.6
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Specs

PRS-T2

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Internal storage
1.3 GB
Battery life
Up to42 day
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Specs

PRS-T2

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Internal storage
1.3 GB
Battery life
Up to42 day
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