Refurb 60GB or New 80GB?...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by slick316, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. slick316 macrumors 6502

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    I just saw that the 60GB refurbished 5G Video iPods are $229 on Apples website. Thats $120 cheaper than the new 80GB. Now I know that the new one is 20GB more, but considering I have 24GB of music in iTunes and about 2GB worth of videos, 60GB is more than enough.
    I have no problem spending the money on the new 80GB, but is there more of a reason to get one other than the extra space? I don't know what the 5G did (features/specs/batt life) compared to the new ones since the info isn't on Apples site anymore, can anyone give me some good reasons towards an 80GB? I want to order one today, just have to work out this little dilemma :)
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    It has a proper search function that so far I don't think you can get for the earlier 5G . :(
     
  3. slick316 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I saw that, looks pretty cool, but the price difference, $120 is hard to ignore. Damn you Apple, damn you! :)
     
  4. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    I think the advertised "60% brighter screen" could be a good reason to get a new one.
     
  5. slick316 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess I would have to see how bright it is compared to a 5G, but that might be a good reason right there. I wish our Apple store already had them, it would make life a little easier.
    Thanks.
     
  6. reubs macrumors 68000

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    What is this "search" function that everyone is speaking of? Is it available in teh firmware update?
     
  7. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I'm not seeing it on my 5G 30GB with the firmware update. It must be 5.5G specific :(

    Edit: By 5.5G, I mean the 'new' iPods introduced yesterday, 60% brighter screen etc
     

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