Your Questions About Mp3 Players With Wifi Capability

Sandy asks…

suggestions for an MP3 player?

Im looking for an MP3 player with large capacity (80 GB and up), that I can afford. I dont need (or even want) video capabilities, photo sharing, wifi, or any of that stuff. I just want to find one for my music with good sound and, like I said, capacity. Any suggestions?
I wouldnt mind, like, 60 GB and up also.

the main reason I would prefer without features is because I feel like Im wasting my money with ipod and zune cause i never use the extra stuff. Im assuming that an mp3 without the features would be cheaper

dknol answers:

Here's why I chose a Zune 80 over an iPod 80GB:

1. Nice design – Both are very nice looking, but I think the Zune is better. It's different, yet cool, and the iPod Classic has too much of a utilitarian look to it, and isn't as inviting.

2. Hardware – Definitely Zune. The brushed aluminum backside is really scratch free (Apple uses the other scratch-prone aluminum back). The plastic front of the Zune has a nice solid texture. The Zune has a BIGGER glass screen. Makes video viewing great.

3. UI – The user interface on the Zune is much more better and intuitive. The iPod Classic still uses that menu system where you have to keep “digging” in and out to get where you want. Zune one ups it by making it very easy to find what you want in one category, and gets you back to the home screen faster.

4. Customizability – You can change the background of the menu(easy to identify and looks cool), get your Zune a nickname (you have to register, and hope noone else took it), get special laser engraving at Zune Originals ( https://zuneoriginals.net/ ), cases, accessories, and the usual.

5. FM Radio – You can catch radio talk shows, news, sports, radio contests, new music, and a bunch of other radio content with the FM Radio. You can also buy a song from a radio station, if there's RDS offered.

6. WiFi – You can share songs and pictures with other Zune owners, wirelessly connect to your PC, access the Marketplace store, and instantly update your podcasts

7. Software (computer) – I personally like to manage my music in the Zune software better. ITunes really looks like old spreadsheets compared to the Zune program. Again, the UI on the desktop software is pretty smooth, slick, and simple to go around. Nice transitions, and you can even change the background theme. Also, it uses LESS memory, so it's not as as bad on system resources.

8. Store – iTunes does have more content, I'll admit. But the offerings on Zune aren't bad. It has almost all the tracks that iTunes has, and there's some TV shows and music videos offered (Increasing every week!). Browsing through Zune Marketplace is cool though! Popular artists have special pages and it looks really neat to browse through. Finding content is much more easier for me. You can also access the store on your device.

9. Zune Pass – This is an optional way of getting music from the store. Instead of traditionally buying music, you can RENT music for $14.99 a month. You have access to almost all of the store's music tracks, and you can download as many tunes as you want onto your device. After a month, you do have to pay $14.99 to keep your subscription running, or else your songs don't work. But it's a great legal way to get tons of music, for a rather cheap price.If that's not your thing, each song cost 79 points each (99 cents).

10. MixView – On the Zune software, there's this awesome visualization that comes up when you're playing a song. You really have to take a look : http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=1dadcc7c-bbed-4e5c-a36a-b6bc44728ed1

11. Games – The latest Zune firmware contains 2 games: Hexic and Texas Hold'Em. More coming soon.

You can DOWNLOAD the Zune software right now, and give it a try : http://www.zune.net/en-us/software/default.htm

Also, the Genius feature on the iPod, doesn't even compare to the Zunes. Check out any fair review on the web, and the Zune's Channels and Picks offer a much better music discovery.

The only iPod I'd recommend would be the Shuffle for people who want something cheap, or the iPod Touch. But Zunes are better than the other iPods.

James asks…

How much of the internet can a Zune access?

Basically, I need a new cell and a new mp3 player of some sort. With one or the other, I would like to be able to access the internet. Not for much more than Facebook, some email,and possibly Google. I've read that some models of the Zune can access WiFi, and was wondering if anyone can explain to me in simple terms what kind of internet capabilities the device has, in terms of the way I intend to use it.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank you.

dknol answers:

The Zune device basically requires that you are in a location that offers Wi-Fi (wireless internet) signals. You will find many places such as hotels, airports, restaurants, coffee shops will offer Wi-Fi intenret. However some of the places will charge you by the hour or day usage and some will provide free services.

If you have a computer, a router, and dsl or cable internet then you should already have a Wi-Fi signals in your house. Your zune device should be able to access the internet anywhere in your house for free.

If you are not in a location that has Wi-Fi then your internet on your zune will not work. The zune browser is capable of going to the majority of websites. The only problem is watching streaming online videos that require a flash player on certain websites. There is no flash player for Zune or the Ipod. These websites will not work without a flash player which these device (Zune) does not have. You will be able to go to your email website and access and write email like your computer on the zune.

Sandra asks…

Should I buy a tablet now or wait until the technology gets better?!?!?

Hoping the world of Yahoo can help me out with this little conflict I've been debating with myself for some time now.

I'm wanting to get a tablet..somewhere down the line. I've recently found a Samsung 5.0 mp3 player which is basically like a mini tablet with the wifi capabilities and android platform and so on. I've recently been looking at Samsung's Galaxy line of tablets such as the 7.0 plus. My biggest concern is I know that they're going to be coming out with some tablets that have quad core processors with super amoled screens or even better display technologies. So I can either just get the mp3 player for now and wait and see what the near future holds as far as technology advancements or I can dip my feet into the water and just get a tablet now and upgrade somewhere down the line. The only reason I'm looking at the 7.0 tablet is because it's only a couple of inches bigger than the 5 inch mp3 player, it runs on Android Honeycomb and has been confirmed to receive the ICS update when it's released. I would mainly be using either of these devices for music in the gym and I've seen a couple of people with tablets while doing their cardio runs so I don't think it'd be that big of an issue. Anyways, give me some input and opinions on some good ways to look at this. I'm having a hard time deciding and while I do have some money to spend, a few hundred dollars is a lot of money to waste so I want to make as informed a decision as possible. Thank you!
I know technology is constantly improving, that's really not the issue here. The issue is that what's offered in the market right now is barely high res displays for these tablets…which are starting to surface now. That's where the conflicts lie, if I'm going to buy something I'd rather it at least be of high resolution, have good enough processing power to run smoothly and have a good amount of storage capacity with some nice features.

dknol answers:

Wait till at least june. Google the Asus MeMo 370T and read the specs. Its quad core, tegra 3, ice cream sandwhich, 7 inches, and its going to cost $250. People are saying that this will be the only 7 inch tablet worth buying. I cant wait to get my hands on that one. I found a link check it out

http://techland.time.com/2012/01/13/asus-memo-370t-the-7-inch-quad-core-250-dream-tablet/

Nancy asks…

which is the better laptop? 10 points for best answer!?

Sony – VAIO Laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor – Black $650
# Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processor T6600
Features 2 processing cores, 800MHz frontside bus, 2MB L2 cache and 2.2GHz processor speed per core.
# 2 high-performance processing cores
To run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hesitation.
# 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
# Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL media. Also supports DVD-RAM.
# 16.4″ LCD widescreen display
With 1600 x 900 resolution brings life to your movies and games.
# 500GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
# ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 graphics
Features 2287MB total available graphics memory. HDMI input for connecting to an HDTV. Dolby Sound Room audio.
# Dedicated A/V buttons
Include S1, DVD play, A/V mode, volume ±, play, pause, stop and Bluetooth on/off.
# Built-in MOTION EYE webcam
With microphone and face-tracking technology makes it easy to chat with and send video mail to family and friends.
# Multimedia card reader
With MagicGate functionality supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO formats. Also features a Secure Digital media slot (media not included).
# i.LINK (IEEE 1394) port and 3 USB 2.0 ports
For digital data transfer and mobile digital imaging capabilities.
# Built-in Intel® WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Wirelessly connect to the Internet. Built-in stereo A2DP Bluetooth interface to easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
# Built-in 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Gigabit fast Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
# VAIO Media Plus
Lets you wirelessly stream music, photos and video stored on your VAIO PC throughout your home network.

vs

Hp dv7 $ 900
HP 17.3″ Pavilion dv7-3079wm Entertainment Laptop PC:

* AMD Turion II Ultra dual-core processor M600
Offers 2.4GHz speed, 3.6GT/s, and a 2MB L2 cache for enhanced performance and battery life
* 4GB DDR2 system memory
Enough memory to handle today's most memory-hungry applications
* 640GB SATA hard drive, 7200 rpm
Stores up to 181,000 photos, or up to 158,000 songs, or up to 76 hours of HD video and more
* 17.3″ diagonal HD+ LED BrightView display. Browse the Web and watch movies with native support for high-definition content
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with up to 2815MB total available graphics memory, 1024MB dedicated
* Blu-ray Disc Optical Drive
Play high-definition Blu-ray Discs, or play and create CDs and DVDs in multiple formats
* Wireless Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet, Connect to a broadband modem (cable or DSL) wirelessly or using the wired 10/100Mbps Ethernet port. You can also wirelessly connect to a WiFi signal/hotspot with built-in 802.11 b/g/n

HP 17.3″ Pavilion dv7-3079wm Entertainment Laptop PC Specifications:
* HP Imprint Espresso finish
* 8 Cell Battery
* 5-in-1 digital media card reader
* Altec Lansing speakers with SRS Premium Sound
* HP Mobile Remote Control
* HP Webcam with integrated microphone
* HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

Notice the difference in price.
which is better?
how good is sony? i am a gamer, and will mostly use it for gaming

dknol answers:

Go with the Sony. I thought Sony overcharged their stuff but between these two, they are way less than HP for almost the exact same specs. Only difference is the CPU type and HP being 200mhz faster. That's not much but also I believe Intel has the better chip on this.

Edit: Neither are particularly good for gaming although you might be able to play some older games.

Also, don't listen to the guy up there. He's probably a noob.

Mary asks…

which laptop is better for gaming? 10 points for the best answer?

which is better for gaming?
Sony $650

* Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processor T6600
Features 2 processing cores, 800MHz frontside bus, 2MB L2 cache and 2.2GHz processor speed per core.
* 2 high-performance processing cores
To run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hesitation.
* 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
* Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL media. Also supports DVD-RAM.
* 16.4″ LCD widescreen display
With 1600 x 900 resolution brings life to your movies and games.
* 500GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 graphics
Features 2287MB total available graphics memory. HDMI input for connecting to an HDTV. Dolby Sound Room audio.
* Dedicated A/V buttons
Include S1, DVD play, A/V mode, volume ±, play, pause, stop and Bluetooth on/off.
* Built-in MOTION EYE webcam
With microphone and face-tracking technology makes it easy to chat with and send video mail to family and friends.
* Multimedia card reader
With MagicGate functionality supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO formats. Also features a Secure Digital media slot (media not included).
* i.LINK (IEEE 1394) port and 3 USB 2.0 ports
For digital data transfer and mobile digital imaging capabilities.
* Built-in Intel® WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Wirelessly connect to the Internet. Built-in stereo A2DP Bluetooth interface to easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
* Built-in 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Gigabit fast Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
* VAIO Media Plus
Lets you wirelessly stream music, photos and video stored on your VAIO PC throughout your home network.
* Weighs 6.9 lbs. and measures just 1.5″ thin
For portable power.
* Good battery life
Of up to 3 hours.
* Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
* Software package included
With Microsoft Works SE 9.0, VAIO Multimedia Suite and more. 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 also included.

vs

HP dv7 $900
HP 17.3″ Pavilion dv7-3079wm Entertainment Laptop PC:

* AMD Turion II Ultra dual-core processor M600
Offers 2.4GHz speed, 3.6GT/s, and a 2MB L2 cache for enhanced performance and battery life
* 4GB DDR2 system memory
Enough memory to handle today's most memory-hungry applications
* 640GB SATA hard drive, 7200 rpm
Stores up to 181,000 photos, or up to 158,000 songs, or up to 76 hours of HD video and more
* 17.3″ diagonal HD+ LED BrightView display. Browse the Web and watch movies with native support for high-definition content
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with up to 2815MB total available graphics memory, 1024MB dedicated
* Blu-ray Disc Optical Drive
Play high-definition Blu-ray Discs, or play and create CDs and DVDs in multiple formats
* Wireless Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet, Connect to a broadband modem (cable or DSL) wirelessly or using the wired 10/100Mbps Ethernet port. You can also wirelessly connect to a WiFi signal/hotspot with built-in 802.11 b/g/n

HP 17.3″ Pavilion dv7-3079wm Entertainment Laptop PC Specifications:
* HP Imprint Espresso finish
* 8 Cell Battery
* 5-in-1 digital media card reader
* Altec Lansing speakers with SRS Premium Sound
* HP Mobile Remote Control
* HP Webcam with integrated microphone
* HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

from what i can tell, the hp one is only a little better, from the harddrive.

1) which processor is better for gaming?
2) which deal is better?
3) which is the better laptop for gaming?

10 points if u answer well!

dknol answers:

2nd one has a faster processor for gaming
1st one is damn good deal
2nd one is better for gaming

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