In debate between the nano/classic...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by amycishere, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    I love the nano design but I'm worried that watching videos on there will just be to difficult for any length of time. I know the classic screen is a bit bigger and you of course get MUCH more storage for $50 dollars more.

    What I'll be using it for:

    I'm disabled so the first thing I thought of was being able to watch movies/shows after everyone goes to bed. I can't get into bed myself so therefore I can't get up and watch tv.

    Also I would have it on while exercising/bus/travel time/will watch at home to.

    Are there any reviews out yet where they show the nano/classic side by side playing a video?

    Our target/best buy sounded like they weren't going to be getting them in anytime soon...

    Also, I only have normal function of one hand and very limited use of the other. One reason why I'm not going with the ipod touch. Afraid I would drop it with my bad hand while operating with my good one.

    Thank you so much if anyone could help.
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I think classic is good, mostly because I feel the screen size is bigger, Nano's is just too small.
  3. pungohboy macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2007
    Elizabeth City, NC
    I would spend the extra $50 on the classic. The bigger screen and storage, and physical size would (I think) be better for you.
  4. julierules11 macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    50 bucks seems reasonable for quite a bit more storage than a nano.i am going with a classic for all the extra space and the odd video or game i would music library is growing by the day.good luck.
  5. Jermanowsky macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2007
    You have to think that both have the same interface and controls, but Classic is heavier than Nano. Not much, but it can make a difference regarding comfort when handling with one hand.
    On the other side, think about how much info would you take with you. My music folder is barely 2Gb (I know, I'm ashamed...), and I wouldn't carry more than 6Gb of video, hence the Nano takes the lead here. If you are thinking to use it also as storage, look for the Classic.
  6. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
  7. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    Why not just get a touch. The only reason i mention it is because you were considering a nano, which means storage isn't he primary concern, and the ipod classic is really for people who want to take everything with them. For 50 bux more you get a larger screen, wifi, bluetooth, and a host of other features. I kinda want an nano too, but after looking at the price of the touch, it seems WAY overpriced to me. I have an iphone so no touch for me. But if i were you that's what i'd get. Unless battery life is your concern.
  8. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    I said in the post why I wasn't considering a touch.
  9. zflauaus macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2004
    I know you may have already made your decision, but I thought I'll throw my $0.02 in as well.

    I say go ahead and spend the extra $50 on a classic. As others have said, it'll be more comfortable to hold for longer periods of time since it's a little heavier and you can get a better grip on it.
  10. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Go Classic. It's really a no brainer. The nano is "cute," but its not real practical, as you say, for watching video. OTOH the 80GB iPod isn't that big, and holds a hella lot more movies and music plus a bigger screen, even if it's not more pixels than the nano.
  11. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    sorry i'm a skimmer
  12. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    Seriously, thank you all!

    No worries, mashinhead.

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