Sony DPTS1 13.3-inch

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The Sony DPT-S1 is a 13.3-inch digital paper e-reader that was released in 2014. It received praise for its lightweight yet solid design that makes it very similar to carrying a paper folder. Its display got numerous heads nodding for its 1600 x 1200-pixel resolution that keeps everything crisp and sharp. A good number of users were happy with the absence of backlighting, eliminating any possible strain on the eyes, and annotation capabilities with the stylus were also welcomed. On the other side, customers were displeased with the lack of built-in light for reading in the dark. Furthermore, considering the price tag, the device could have benefited with better performance to deal with graphics-heavy ebooks. The Sony DPT-S1 is a unique and proper product made especially for business users who read a lot of large, technical documents.

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  • Lightweight and solid design
  • Great ergonomics
  • Excellent screen quality
  • Great battery life


  • Limited features
  • Modest performance with regard to graphics-demanding PDFs
  • No built-in light for reading in the dark

Bottom Line

With its features or lack thereof as well as its pricing, it is clear that business users are the primary target market as a replacement for traditional paper documents. Nonetheless, if you have the money and the ergonomics as well as the large screen tickle your fancy, there is nothing stopping you from employing it as a standard ebook reader.

  • Weight: 0.78 lbs
  • Display Size: 13.3 inch
  • Battery Life: 36 hours

Full Specifications

Weight 0.78 lbs
Battery Life 36 hours
Connectivity 1 x microSD | Wi-Fi | micro USB
Internal Storage 4GB
Removable Memory microSD Media Card Slot
Display Size 13.3 inch
Display Type TN
Display Technology Touchscreen
Additional Features stylus pen, microSD Media Card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 12.2 x 9.3 x 0.3