Summary: While Sony still wins on note-taking among e-readers, it falls behind the Kindle and Nook competition in many other areas, and costs $30 more. Among other things, the dropped Wi-Fi connections vexed us repeatedly. The Reader PRS-T2 also lacks some of the features offered by its competitors, such as device-to-device lending and Twitter support. For $129, we expect more from an e-reader, especially since the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight costs just $10 more.
Pros: Slick design, Long battery life, Free Harry Potter book with purchase
Cons: Expensive, Slow performance, No Twitter support, No audio support, Can't share books with other Sony Reader users
Conclusion: The Sony PRS-T2 is a solid ebook ereader, but doesn’t match-up to the newest models from Amazon or Kobo. Without a high-resolution screen or integrated light, it feels like a last-generation model. As it doesn’t sell at a remotely cut price, this ereader is only worth considering for those who really care about PDF viewing, which it is adept at.
Pros: Slim and light, Good PDF-friendly touch zooming
Cons: No integrated light, Lower-res screen than rivals, Relatively expensive
Excerpt: At £119, the Sony Reader PRS-T2 is £12 cheaper than the T1, but it's expensive compared to the competition, especially as it doesn't have a built-in light. The Kindle Paperwhite is £10 cheaper, while the Kobo Glo is £20 less. See all eReader reviews .