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

Joshua Clarke April 20, 2011

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
    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)
    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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