What is the best personal media player for under $200 that is NOT an Apple product?

Joshua Clarke April 20, 2011
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What is the best personal media player for under $200 that is NOT in iPod Touch?

  1. Josh Fox
    April 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    If you want something that is comparable to the iPod Touch, you could check out the Archos Internet Tablet series. They have a 2.8" that costs about $89. It comes with 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a MicroSD card up to 16GB. It comes with Android 2.2 and all that it has to offer. You can check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Archos-28-Internet-Tablet-Black/dp/B00422SGX0/

    Then there's the 3.2" version, that comes with 8GB internal storage and still has the MicroSD card slot. It also comes with a VGA camera. It'll cost about $134. http://www.amazon.com/ARCHOS-32-3-2-Inch-Touchscreen-Android/dp/B003X26VNM/

    I would personally suggest the Archos 43, though. The 4.3" screen helps, plus you can get the 8GB version for about $182 and add a MicroSD Card, or get the 16GB version for about $220. This one comes with an HD camera, and is the one that gets the most attention from Archos in the pocket-sized players. http://www.amazon.com/Archos-501574-Internet-Tablet-Player/dp/B00422SH20/

    These players don't have the capacitive touch screen that the iPod Touch has, but it's hard to tell the difference while using it other than the lack of pinch & zoom. It has other zooming methods though.

    • Joshua Clarke
      April 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Josh! I will check these out!

  2. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Well under 200USD it will depend on how much memory that you want and also what you wan to find out in the player for function.

    Cowon S9 16GO
    Specifications
    Screen: 16million colors, 3.3" 16:9 Wide AMOLED, 480x272
    Video:Xvid SP/ASP, WMV9 SP/MP
    Audio: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, FLAC, APE, WAV
    Photo:JPEG(resolution unlimited)
    Weight:77gram
    Other features:TV-out, FM radio, voice/line-in/FM recorder, user-configurable presets, text viewer, date/time/alarm, bookmarks songs, managing files on the player(u can only delete files though),Flash games,Custom interfaces

    Samsung YP-P3JEB 16 Go

    Samsung MP3 YP-R0 R'PLAY 8 Go plus microsd extension

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