Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of PRS-T2 vs PRS-T1

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 and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from wired.com and theverge.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Reader PRS-T2

Reasons to consider the
Sony Reader PRS-T2

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Significantly faster page turns 0.6 s vs 1.01 s More than 40% faster page turns
Significantly longer battery life 30 hour vs 15 hour 2x longer battery life; read more between charges
Significantly faster processor 1,000 MHz vs 800 MHz 25% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Front view of Sony Reader PRS-T1

Reasons to consider the
Sony Reader PRS-T1

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Thinner 8.9 mm vs 9.5 mm More than 5% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Quicker recharging 2 hours vs 2.5 hours 20% quicker recharging; requires less time to re-charge

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Reader PRS-T2  vs
PRS-T1 
Gray shades 16 16
Screen resolution 800 x 600 800 x 600
Screen size 6" 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi 166 ppi
Multitouch Yes Yes

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes
Bookstore Reader Store Reader Store
EBookstore size 0.82 M book 0.82 M book
Free content free content 0.02 M books 0.02 M books
Customer loyalty program No No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.87 $9.87
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 29 29
Reader-to-reader lending No No
Cloud storage Yes Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, PC and Mac iOS, Android, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations Yes Yes

form factor

Housing type Plastic and rubber Plastic and rubber
Size 111.1 x 174.6 x 9.5 mm 173 x 110 x 8.9 mm
Weight 164 g 168 g
Headphone jack No Yes

technical specs

Reader PRS-T2  vs
PRS-T1 
Processor 1,000 MHz 800 MHz

features

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

storage

Internal storage 1.3 GB 1.4 GB
Memory 1.3 GB 1.3 GB
Sony Reader PRS-T2
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Sony Reader PRS-T1
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