8gb vs 32gb

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by k4show, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. k4show macrumors member

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    Other than the obvious size difference, is it worth the extra $100? I want to use it as a wifi phone, music, gaming, web, movies, etc.
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    That depends.
    What is your financial situation/ how much memory do you really need?
     
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    I mean if you plan on gaming a lot, then the processor upgrade cannot hurt, but Unspoken spoke it best.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Frankly after you get some music and apps on the 8gb you'll be looking for more room. Once you start adding videos then 8gb feels like a lot less. Formatted space is under 8gb FWIW.
     
  6. k4show thread starter macrumors member

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    Financially, I am getting a $180 giftcard from bestbuy from my previous mp3 player (should be here this week). I am a high school paper boy lol. My last was a Samsung P2, and I hated that when i went on a short 4h trip I couldn't even fit enough videos for there and back. Music I probably have less than 800 songs. I am a photographer so I would love to have tons of my pictures on the ipod.
     
  7. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Well thats cool that you have the giftcard, but at your age, granted I do not know you, and im playing a little D's A, but maybe you can save that 100$ towards something else, and let the giftcard take most of the bill.

    And dont laugh that youre a paper boy. Good for you. You have a job. Be proud of that.

    Pictures dont take up much in the ways of storage. Any of your favorite shots you'd like to share?
     
  8. k4show thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know, I think the extra storage would be worth it, the 32 is $370 CAN with tax here, and the 8 is $250 w/ tax, so its either pay $70 or $190 (gift card used). Most of my storage would probably be filled with games and videos, music probably taking 2 or 3gb or so. Does the faster speed make a difference? I also get 3 months no payments with bestbuy (I could pay upfront if I had too, my savings account is doing well right now)
    And thank you, here are some of my shots.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/3875075096_faac500f24_o.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/3849020900_a4e084224e_o.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/3874879593_b52c679a97_o.jpg
     
  9. fernande-mac macrumors regular

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    You mentioned the following:
    - playing music
    - playing videos
    - looking at pictures

    You did not say anything about access to App Store or the Internet.

    From a pure value/cost point of view the iPod classic 160 GB is the best for what you said. 160 GB for $250 is $1.56 / GB.

    If you care about games and access to the App Store and the Internet, then the iPod touch seems like a better choice. 8 GB will run out very quickly. You want to go for a bigger size to accommodate growth.

    Again, from a pure value/cost point of view the iPod touch 64 GB at $399 is better value than the 32 GB at $299, which is better value than the iPod touch 8 GB at $199. $6.23 / GB vs. $9.34 / GB vs. $24.88 / GB.

    The iPod touch 32 GB or 64 GB are also better value than the iPod touch 8 GB because of the improved CPU and GPU.

    The numbers do not lie. :p
     
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  11. k4show thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!, hahahaha, nope I rock a Canon 40D.
     
  12. k4show thread starter macrumors member

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    I actually care about the app store and internet, and would be a major point for me. I love portable internet, and youtube.
     
  13. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    IMO, you should get at least the 32GB. i used to have a 30GB iPod 5th generation and i hardly used any space on it so i thought 8GB would be plenty of space and it was until the App Store came out. now it's just not enough and if i were to get another iPod touch it would either be a 32GB or 64GB. the space runs out a lot faster than you think it would.
     
  14. fernande-mac macrumors regular

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    See? That's what I am talking about. A real camera! Not the puny things that come with the iPod nano or the iPhone.

    ;)
     

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