Creative to introduce 60GB player this month for $399

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  1. lmalave macrumors 68000

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  2. hacurio1 macrumors regular

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    Re: Creative to introduce 60GB player this month for $399

    Cool...but even I can't see the use of 60GB (I have 6500+ songs). I know you can also use it as a HD, but that is not its main purpouse. Its good to see competition though, because as long there is competiotion out there our beloved ipods will get better and better.
     
  3. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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    you know why the iPods better? The iPod easily fits in a pocket. the Zen is the size of a small bus :p:D:p
     
  4. herr_neumann macrumors 6502

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    I could actually fill that up over a week or two. Right now I have ~20GB of music on my hd and about the same burnt.... THis might be something I need to look into. iPod is just out of my price range for the size.
     
  5. iJon macrumors 604

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    pc gamer said the zen is good if cant afford a an ipod. the 60gb is nice but you have to use creatives software to get it to act as a hard drive, it doenst show up as an external hd like the ipod.

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  6. dornball macrumors member

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    weight

    the creative zen is 9.5 oz.
    the ipod is 5.6 oz.

    which would you rather?

    -dornball
     
  7. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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  8. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    how about every song in existence?
    :eek:
     
  9. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    Size doesn't matter!

    It's what you can do with it....:cool:
     
  10. iWantAMac macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I would never use a 60GB HD in a portable jukebox. A 15GB iPod would (will, rather :cool:) be sufficient enough for me. It'd be interesting to see what this thing looks like, but I doubt it'd be nicer than the iPods... it just wouldn't be. :D
     
  11. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    It's not bad...

    picture here
     
  12. AndrewMT macrumors regular

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    This pisses me off. You get 45 extra GB for the same price as a 15GB iPod? I know my PC friends are going to buy one of these just to get back at me for showing off my new ipod for few days now. Lets also not forget that the 30GB iPod is slightly bigger and heavier than the lower models.

    Apple stuff is great and all, but this is just too much of a price difference.
     
  13. iJon macrumors 604

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    uh no, the ipod is a work of art, ive played witht the zen and its nothing to get excited about. let your pc friends buy one, let them enjoy their new brick. its heavier , not as pretty, thicker, no touch sensitive buttons, no sroll, what are you so worried about, if the price is to much how come its the number 1 mp3 player in the world, sounds like they are doing something right, apparently money isnt your problem, because you own an ipod, something else drew you to the ipod, the stuff that hasnt drawn you to the zen.

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  14. dornball macrumors member

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    right on! could not have said it better my self.

    i have a july 2002 ipod and i love it. the ease of use is incredible. i use it mainly for music, but also to transport files, to references numbers/address in the field...etc.

    the ipod is a beautiful piece of work; and excellent combination of form and function.

    -dornball
     
  15. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm, that means you dont have an extensive music collection eh? ;)
     
  16. mim macrumors 6502

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    So true!

    If you want a huge lump in your bag that you can use to fend off would be muggers, the Zen is for you.

    If you want a curvey white lush gorgeous friend to cuddle up to in the middle of the night....

    Umm <gulp> right. iPods, was it?
    Just get one!

    a.
     
  17. vniow macrumors G4

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    Re: It's not bad...

    That's quite nice actually, not as bad as some other iPod ripoffs, if it were a bit thinner, supported AAC and used Firewire rather than USB 2.0 I might consider it if I'm in the market for a new portable music player.[​IMG]

    Does anyone know if this uses a 2.5" drive rather than a 1.8" like the iPod uses?
     
  18. shawnjackson macrumors newbie

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    dude... sentences and complete thoughts are your friend.
     
  19. shawnjackson macrumors newbie

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    Re: Re: It's not bad...

    actually it uses the same 1.8" hard drives OEM'd from toshiba.
     
  20. iJon macrumors 604

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    why do you care, is this english class now.

    iJon
     
  21. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: It's not bad...

    They do have a firewire version...
     
  22. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Huge lump? That's silly. It's still pretty small, especially considering it holds twice as much music as the iPod.

    We are talking about an mp3 player here, right? So functionality should be more important than if you want to have sex with it, right?

    Ease up. Companies other that Apple are allowed to make good (or even great) products... - j
     
  23. vniow macrumors G4

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    Re: Re: Re: It's not bad...

    Oh they do?

    I saw something on their site for Firewire, but I thought it was for a different model...
     
  24. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: It's not bad...

    I am making an assumption of course. The 20gig Zen had a Firewire option and the reference to the 60 gig leads to the aforementioned page.

    Either way, my 20 min. walk to work each day isn't enough to justify one of these OR an iPod. Of course, if I had enough money not to need justification...:)

    - j
     
  25. davy the bunny macrumors regular

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    Yes, I'm making an assumption also, but the difference between a 90 day warranty and a 1 year warranty is a big deal.

    edit: cleent up fer da grammer poaleece
     

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