Moral Dilemma (iPod or Dell DJ?)

upsciLLion

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So I jumped on the deal for the 15 GB Dell DJ for $200. Then the day after I was surfing FW and found that some of the 10 GB 3rd gen iPods were on sale at some Target stores for $228 (that's including tax). I picked one of those up too. :confused:

Which do I keep? I like the iPod because it's smaller, but the DJ has a better battery life and can hold more music and data. The DJ also uses USB 2.0 which is much more common and faster than Firewire. So... which would you keep?

Thanks,

ups
 

zimu

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the ipod takes usb2, just get the cable for it.

i'd stick with ipod, not a doubt in my mind.
 

Danman

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I had this problem too. :D

I chose the Ipod, so did my fellow co-worker. I love mine, I take mine to the gym every night and I got a case with the arm strap and it works EXCELLENT.

I could not be happier. :)
 

mchammer187

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usb 2.0 is theoretically faster than firewire

in actuality not as fast as Firewire for sustained transfers
 

kalster

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if you need the extra 5 gb keep the Dell. Battery life can also be an issue , the DELL has much better battery life from what i understand


I have the Ipod myself and love it
 

upsciLLion

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Originally posted by: zimu
you should have made a poll
You're absolutely right. Is there any way I can do that after the fact? :)

Also, where can I get a USB cable for this bad boy?

Thanks,

ups
 

fs5

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iPod hands down

... unless you need support for file formats other than mp3.
 

Kalvin00

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Originally posted by: upsciLLion
Originally posted by: zimu
you should have made a poll
You're absolutely right. Is there any way I can do that after the fact? :)

Also, where can I get a USB cable for this bad boy?

Thanks,

ups
Nope, you can't add a poll now.

And try the Applestore? There might be cheaper places, though.
 

Hubris

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I haven't seen the Jukebox in the real world, but I just replaced my Zen (original) with a 40GB iPod, and I must say, except for a couple software/hardware glitches, the iPod is VERY nice. I just wish it were possible to get rid of an album or artist from a playlist after you've made it. Then I would :heart: the iPod completely.
 

abracadabra1

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Originally posted by: cashman
I had this problem too. :D

I chose the Ipod, so did my fellow co-worker. I love mine, I take mine to the gym every night and I got a case with the arm strap and it works EXCELLENT.

I could not be happier. :)

Would you be so kind as to provide a link to the case/arm strap??

I've been wanting one for quite some time...
 

Originally posted by: zimu
the ipod takes usb2, just get the cable for it.

i'd stick with ipod, not a doubt in my mind.
ditto, im VERY happy with my investment
 

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