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iPod's major competition

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Baseera, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. Baseera

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    *me scoffs*
     
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    Only 230 bucks. But it runs on USB :barf:
     
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    Like comparing the iMac to eOne

    The iPod's wow factor comes not only from hardware, but from software. You plug it in for the first time, and your songs are instantely transfered to the device. The way in which you navigate through songs on the device is superior to any other method. It has a durable, stainless steel case. It is the smallest hard drive MP3 player I've seem. It has the longest battery life. It has FireWire for crying out loud. Apple even trough in a game of breakout for kicks. The iPod is in a league of its own. Nothing can touch it. Everything I've seen that rival the iPods capacity is bulky, hogs batteries, and provides a poor interface to find songs. The iPod's entire design is genious. It is another example of Apple putting 110% into a product. This is why they have my business. Nothing they ship is low quality.
     
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    I call the iPod the next generation floppy. It's all the floppy was and a shit load more.

    Plug in copy from, transfer to, boot up, ghost from, install from and all from firewire!

    You could use it to setup and ghost an entire computer lab instead of having to setup each one.
     
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    uh....
    last time I checked a CD was longer than an hour, 74-80 minutes actually...shouldn't they say something like 150 hours (approx 120 CD's)?

    150 hours (approximately 250 CD's) of music
     
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    I think they're talking about 150 hours worth of MP3s, which would fit on 12-14 CDs or 10GBs. :)
     
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    hmmmm
     

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    don't think so much, it's bad for you :D
     
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    whats with all these mp3 players and cd players coming with remote controls?.......
     
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    Re: Like comparing the iMac to eOne

    The only thing wrong: No warranty, well a short one. If the HD get's scratched, it's mighty expensive to fix. But if your carefull you should have no problem.
     
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    i agree that a 90 day limited warranty is pretty weak.

    always assume the worst. would you pay $400 to have a product for 3 months and then throw it away because it died? of course not. you always want to be covered if your computer stuff breaks... especially on proprietary products that cannot be fixed using generic parts and conventional means (meaning basically everything in apple's product line). if you buy any apple product make sure you buy the extended apple care warranty.
     
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    I got Applecare for the laptop, because they see so many more possibilities of getting broken. I have never needed any computer to have anything repaired, ever, though (/me is furiously knocking on the nearest wooden object now).
     
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    I've never needed Apple warranty, no problems, ever. But I'm guessing if I ever did buy a mac without warranty something would go wrong.

    IT ALWAYS HAPPENS!

    What's that law? If something can go wrong it will.
     
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    Murphy's Law.
     
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    Keep in mind that Jake gets a bonus for every CompUSA extended warranty he sells :D
     
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    :D

    but seriously... the CompUSA replacement plans you can get on stuff like mp3 players are sweet. you can literally buy an iPod... get a replacement plan (not sure how much they are on mp3 players... prolly like $80). then come back in 2 years and get $400 (cost of the iPod) to buy whatever mp3 you want at that time. it's a guarantee against obsolesence (prolly spelled wrong). i get replacement plans on everything i buy.
     
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    this thread title makes me laugh. iPod has no competition, at least not in the eyes of anyone thats held one :p
     
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    until any other player has either Firewire or a decent speed rival (USB 2 if that ever comes into it's own) it is indeed in it's own class. :cool:
     
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    USB still isn't really accepted as a standard. i have seen a select few retail PCs come standard with USB 2.0 but there is no mention of it in the specs or on the box. :suspect:
     

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