Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of Pocket Edition PRS-350 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 multiple trusted sites

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

Reasons to consider the
Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

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Slightly thinner 8.4 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 5% thinner ; easily slides into bags
More storage capacity 2 GB vs 1.4 GB Around 45% more storage capacity
Front view of Sony Reader PRS-T1

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Can read e-books borrowed from the library Yes vs No Somewhat common; borrow and read e-books from the public library
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 support multitouch gestures Yes vs No Somewhat common; use multiple fingers at once for more complex interactions
Can browse the web Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a web browser
Bigger screen 6" vs 5" 20% bigger screen
Longer battery life 15 hour vs 8 hour Around 90% longer battery life; read more between charges
Slightly faster page turns 1.01 s vs 1.07 s More than 5% faster page turns

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350  vs
PRS-T1 
Gray shades 16 16
Screen resolution 800 x 600 800 x 600
Screen size 5" 6"
Pixel density 200 ppi 166 ppi
Multitouch No 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

features

Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350  vs
PRS-T1 
Sync across multiple devices Yes Yes
Text to speech No No
Directly download library e-books to device No Yes
Web browser No Yes
Stereo speakers No No
Evernote integration No No
Accelerometer No No
Parental controls No No

storage

Internal storage 2 GB 1.4 GB
Memory 2 GB 1.3 GB

form factor

Housing type Plastic Plastic and rubber
Size 104 x 145 x 8.4 mm 173 x 110 x 8.9 mm
Weight 156 g 168 g
Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350
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