Sony Reader PRS-T1

76
Global
Score
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Sony Reader WiFi review

Summary

Sony's new WiFi reader offers a lot of extras that don't come with the latest Kindle -- but the bells and whistles come at a bit of a premium.

from $119.99+
Pros
  • Multimedia and note-taking featuresPinch-to-zoom touchscreenEasy access to public library and Google Books contentLightweight
Cons
  • Relatively pricey compared to the KindleFull screen refresh with every page turn
Sony Reader WiFi review

Sony's timing could have been better with the Reader WiFi PRS-T1. The device, which was unveiled back at IFA in late August, is set to launch within a fortnight. In the intervening time, Amazon, the clear leader in the space, unveiled two new readers -- the fourth-generation Kindle and the Kindle Touch. Sony's got a ways to go if it's going to become a dominant force in the e-reader market outside of its native Japan, alongside the Kindle and the Nook. The PRS-T1 certainly takes some steps in that direction, both in terms of pricing and features -- but is it enough to get consumers to stand up and take notice? Find out in our review after the break.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Portability (size / weight)
8.8
Ease of use
7.0
Design and form factor
7.5
Store and selection of titles
5.5
Storage capacity
8.0
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Specs

Reader

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

Reader

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
6 inches
Touchscreen
yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
no
Internal storage
1.3 GB
View Full Specs
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