Huge Storage Capacity
Cowon has carved out a niche within a niche with the X7. It offers better sound quality and superior video capabilities than an iPod Classic, but it's also much bigger. The sheer size of the player is a tricky issue to scale, but if you can it offers surprisingly good value - with far greater storage than its series rivals, like the J3, at a similar price.
Touchscreen is very sensitive and responsive, makes getting around the UI easier.
The Cowon X7 is an upper mid-cost portable media player. This player has a 4.3" LCD display with 480x272 resolution, as well as a TV output. The Smart Widget user interface of this player allows you to view all your favorite widgets and info on the same page.
The X7 is a bit of a disaster
The Cowon X7 is priced at Rs. 17,500. Now let's be clear, the X7 is a bit of a disaster and we wished Cowon didn't cripple it so much. What is good about the X7 is the massive storage space, the great audio quality, customization options and the incredible battery life. But once you look past that it is all one royal mess. Its titanic dimensions make it hard to carry around. The display sucks, period. The interface sucks even more and the image gallery is a disaster.
The sound it produces is good, the screen is a pleasure to watch and the battery life is superb.
Though it only supports standard definition video and doesn't really advance the PMP breed at £230 the 120GB version the X7 is still reasonable value. The sound it produces is good, the screen is a pleasure to watch and the battery life is superb. If you have a massive media library, want a big screen and hate iTunes it's a solid enough choice.
Cowon X7 - A Costly Mistake
The Cowon X7 is a huge disappointment. Its massive storage capacity and amazing battery life coupled with FLAC support and stellar audio quality makes it a great device for audiophiles, but its negatives far outweigh the positives. A poor UI, a Resistive Touchscreen that's sluggish with its responses and lack of H264 support really hold the X7 back. If you factor in the lack of Wi-Fi or any kind of web support, the price tag of Rs. 18,000 becomes a slap on the face.
160 GB storage space
X7's design is lovely as usual but two disappointing facts about the X7 are the low resolution and the included non-standard data cable. We sure need to applaud the battery life offered and the 160 GB storage space. Finally the X7 is not more than a media player in any way as there is no WiFi support which means that you cannot web browse or have access to any of the apps. If this is a major concern for you then Zune HD or the Apple iPod touch is definitely the one for you.
Large storage capacity
The COWON products are rated highest in almost all the technical aspects of audio, video and multimedia. Let us look in detail one such amazing product from COWON, the X7. For you to make a wise decision on the product here we brief out few aspects of its predecessor, the V5 HD. X7 retains most of the features of V5 HD, say, world-beating audio quality, insane battery life and more. However, the V5 lacked Web browser, Wi-Fi and support for apps.
Terrific media player and portable computing device
Functionally, the new iPod touch models are identical to the second-generation models we reviewed last year, especially when updated to version 3.1 of the iPhone OS. What we said then still goes: the iPod touch is a terrific media player and portable computing device that doesn't require any of the commitments or ongoing costs of the iPhone. The new high-end models add the blazing speed of the iPhone 3GS, making them even better for games.
All Apple could really have done to make the 3rd generation iPod touch significantly better was to add a camera or something else impossible like the ability to make your dinner. There's a temptation to slate the device for not being different enough but, at the end of the day, it's a decision that needs to stand on its own. The question is should you buy it and the answer is whole-heatedly - yes.
A stray thought of comparing the iPod touch with all other media players out there had crossed my mind, but then I realized the futility of it. There is no doubt that the iPod touch, as an overall device, is far beyond the reach of any of its rivals and there is nothing in the market that could compare with it right now.
Faster app loading times - particularly games
With the new third-gen iPod touch, Apple have opened the same gap that's between the iPhone 3G 8GB and the newer iPhone 3GS in their touchscreen PMP line. For Apple it makes sense: the older products allow them to hit the price sweet-spots required to squash the competition, while the flagship models then step in to satisfy those who demand the bleeding-edge or high-capacity storage.
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