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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by aluren View Post
i wonder why apple don't make this device a hard drive based... i think a 160gb ipod touch would be much better... i, for one, won't buy the touch just for music, but for video...
i guess its a matter of logistics and practicality, they will get there in the end...
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by outlandos View Post
A hard drive is much bigger than the FLASH drive
80GB Classic is only 2.5mm thicker and 6.5mm shorter than the Touch? 103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 vs 110 x 61.8 x 8?
post #33 of 41
look at the Sony NW-HD5, its about the size of an ipod mini and had 20gb, toshiba has a 40gb drive 1.8" drive, that would fit nicly,

the problem is that hard drives require more power then flash memory for read/write operations,

what really disapointed me about the touch is that i was expecting an iphone without the GSM module, basicly a music oriented PDA, a newton succesor, the problem is that apple limited the usfullness of installed aplications and the ability to add more aplications to avoid people buying a touch insted of a iphone, which is weird, becuase the lack of a GSM module should make the touch cheaper to manufacture for apple, and the price differance is only 100$,

personaly, i hope this pushes cowon to make the X7 bascily a smaller Q5,
for those who dont know the Q5, its basicly a music oriented Windows pocket pc with bluetooth and wifi, toss in a 20gb or 30gb drive, you have a Q5,
the problem is the high price (around $600) and that its a bit chunky,

theres also the archos 605 wifi, but the battery life, the closed system (they charge for you the web browser, how dirty is that) and the lack of application support also turn you quite off,
post #34 of 41
looks like all the new ipods require the use of itunes exclusively to transfer music too.. bleh.

still, look how shiny they are
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by Rumz View Post
... I'll have a 160gb classic for my music collection, and the Touch will be something that goes to the gym to watch tv and movies on, as I feel the screen is large enough that I could actually enjoy those on there (the 2.5" iPod Classic screen doesn't do it for me in situations like that).
Do you go to the gym for workout or to watch TV?
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by penguindude View Post
Do you go to the gym for workout or to watch TV?
Both. It's called multitasking Basically I'm thinking some 24 or some Heroes will help pass the time on cardio much more quickly I don't really have time to watch TV any other time-- I'd rather not sit on the couch to watch it.
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by craiglester View Post
looks like all the new ipods require the use of itunes exclusively to transfer music too.. bleh.

still, look how shiny they are
I still don't know what people have against iTunes; it's easy to use and does everything you could wish for, also it's relatively fast.
post #38 of 41
If have understood Ipod Lounge's take on the Touch SQ is on par with the Iphone. The Classic sounds better. Why buy a music player with mediocre sound?
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by outlandos View Post
I still don't know what people have against iTunes; it's easy to use and does everything you could wish for, also it's relatively fast.
Because I use foobar, which has a totally user-configurable UI. I have it all set up perfectly with many plugins etc. I don't want some bloatware like iTunes (mandatory installation of Quicktime? Give me a break, that horrible turd of software alone is reason enough not to install iTunes. I have VLC Player, thank you very much...) hogging up my laptop...
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by aluren View Post
i wonder why apple don't make this device a hard drive based... i think a 160gb ipod touch would be much better... i, for one, won't buy the touch just for music, but for video...
Check the tear down of the unit, http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPod/iPod-Touch/130

There is no space!! its almost all battery. The Flash is postage stamp sized and stacked on top of each other, it sits along with all the logic for the unit. Just from looks alone I can tell that the multi-touch screen, wifi and beefier CPU are using up all that battery and there is no power left over from spinning platter storage.

I've also seen the complaint about lack of tactile feedback, that you can't do simple things without taking the unit out of your pocket. I want to take it out of my pocket to show off to everyone, especially on F train in NYC at 11PM
post #41 of 41
I like having all of my collection with me. I get bored listening to the same songs over and over. Having them all with me makes selection a lot easier.
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