Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of PRS-T2 vs Libre Pro

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Battery life

Reviews

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Reviews from wired.com and theverge.com

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 

Reader Rocket recommends the Sony Reader PRS-T2  based on its display, bookstore and performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Reader PRS-T2

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Sony Reader PRS-T2

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Has Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11b/g/n vs None Most E-Readers have a Wi-Fi connectivity; download books from device or surf the web
Has a touchscreen Infrared vs None About half of E-Readers have a touchscreen; Fewer buttons, interact directly with menus
Can take notes Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support take notes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
Can browse the web Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a web browser
Has a built-in dictionaries Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a built-in dictionaries
Bigger screen 6" vs 5" 20% bigger screen
Comes with a stylus Yes vs No About half of E-Readers come with a stylus
Lighter weight 164 g vs 213 g Around 25% lighter weight
Faster page turns 0.6 s vs 0.78 s Around 25% faster page turns
Higher resolution screen 800 x 600 vs 640 x 480 More than 55% higher resolution screen
Longer battery life 30 hour vs 24 hour 25% longer battery life; read more between charges
Front view of Aluratek Libre Pro

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Aluratek Libre Pro

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No black flash when turning pages No (ePaper) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Supports the Mobi e-book format Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support the Mobi e-book format
More storage capacity 2 GB vs 1.3 GB Around 55% more storage capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Reader PRS-T2  vs
Libre Pro 
Gray shades 16 16
Screen resolution 800 x 600 640 x 480
Screen size 6" 5"
Pixel density 166 ppi 160 ppi
Built-in light None None
Screen type E-Ink ePaper
Touchscreen Infrared None
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes No

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes
Bookstore Reader Store None
EBookstore size 0.82 M book N/A
Free content free content 0.02 M books N/A
Customer loyalty program No N/A
Average NYT best sellers price $9.87 N/A
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 29 N/A
Reader-to-reader lending No N/A
Cloud storage Yes N/A
Reading apps iOS, Android, PC and Mac N/A
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels N/A
Has retail store locations Yes N/A

form factor

Housing type Plastic and rubber Hard Plastic
Size 111.1 x 174.6 x 9.5 mm 108 x 152 x 9.5 mm
Weight 164 g 213 g
Interface touchscreen D-pad
Headphone jack No Yes

connectivity

Reader PRS-T2  vs
Libre Pro 
Input/Output port micro-USB mini-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n None
Bluetooth connectivity No No

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes N/A
Note taking Yes No
Text to speech No No
Directly download library e-books to device Yes No
Web browser Yes No
Stereo speakers No No
Evernote integration Yes No
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Parental controls No No

storage

Internal storage 1.3 GB 2 GB
Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB) microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 1.3 GB 2 GB
Sony Reader PRS-T2
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Aluratek Libre Pro
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