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Old 07-15-2010, 05:30 PM
Adam Krebs
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Default Boston Herald Tries Out Three High-End Players

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.bostonherald.com/business/technology/general/view.bg?articleid=1267315' target='_blank'>http://www.bostonherald.com/busines...ticleid=1267315</a><br /><br /></div><p>"<em>When you talk about high-end touchscreen personal media players, as they&rsquo;re more commonly called, that talk usually turns to the iPod Touch, admittedly a great gadget. But with Apple getting so much attention these days, we thought we&rsquo;d seek out some alternatives to the Touch. For the past three weeks, I&rsquo;ve been putting three touchscreen MP3 players through their paces, loading each one with a carefully selected MP3 playlist that includes everything from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, and videos ranging from Lady Jane Boleyn episodes in &ldquo;The Tudors&rdquo; to Lady Gaga in &ldquo;Bad Romance.&rdquo; I surfed the Web, listened to FM radio, checked e-mail, went on my Facebook account and even checked out apps.</em>"</p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1279210648.usr495.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The Boston Herald recently put three different high-end media players through the paces, and offers a good article on the benefits of each. Paul Restuccia loves the Zune HD for its bouncy music effects, the Archos 5 for its video, and the Sony X-Series Walkman for its sharp design. All of the players get demerits for their comparatively few apps available, but such is the state of the market now. Click through to the read link to check out the full article and let us know if you bought any of these players and what appealed to you about them.</p>
 
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:54 PM
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I have the slightly older version of the Archos 5, The Archos 5 IMT, and it is a really nice device as a media player. But that's all it really should be. It has some extras, but they seem like afterthoughts. That hardware is good, and the build quality is fantastic. The screen is wonderful too. I do suggest that the one avoid the IMT though, as the Internet Tablet version is much more flexible.
 
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