View Full Version : MS PRO will be very $$$$
01-14-2003, 08:51 AM
who would pay $800+ for 1gig of memory???? i can get several PDAs for that. i know the going rate for removable storage is about $1 per meg... but i just don't think it's worth it... u can buy a laptop w/ 60gig HD for $800....
i guess the good part is, the 128M stick will drop in price
01-14-2003, 09:39 AM
This is exactly why I hate Sony so much now (including its never standardizing development APIs)
01-14-2003, 09:51 AM
I just can't see people justifying $800 for 1gig storage. What would you use it for?
MP3's? You can get a 10gig Apple Ipod for half that price.
Movies? You can get a portable DVD player for a few hundred less.
Files? Portable hard drives go for several gigs more for several hundred dollars less.
Programs? If you have enough programs to fill one gig, then by all means...go for it. I've spent over $200 in palm os programs and they probably take up 6 megs or so.
This is just my opinion. I can't justify the price, but others may. I love the latest and greatest gadgets as much as the next techie. It's just getting harder to convince the wife that I need these things.
01-14-2003, 09:54 AM
The only reason I can see for the large MS would be for Videos. it is tough to get anything decent on a 128. 256 could get a 1hr show at fairly high frame rate.....Other than that... too much $ with little reason to buy.
01-14-2003, 09:57 AM
I still want one...
01-14-2003, 10:04 AM
-What would I put on it?
MP3's, Videos, or files? Why not everything? That's the beautiful thing. It will ALL fit. No more swapping 128 mb sticks.
Look at how much we pay for 128mb. Hell, look at what we used to pay for 128mb. The price isn't out of line with buying that much memory in smaller chunks, plus it's more convenient.
01-14-2003, 10:11 AM
> Hell, look at what we used to pay for 128mb.
Um, let's see. I bought my N760C for $430 and soon thereafter bought my first 128M memory stick (the biggest at the time) for $95.
If I did that today (or, at least, in the near future), I'd be paying $800 for an NZ70V and $800 for a 1G memory stick.
See the problem?
01-14-2003, 10:11 AM
Yeah that's what the 1 gig CF Microdrive cards cost when they first came out, and this is even smaller than that...But yeah, you could have a high-quality movie, a good amount of MP3's and still have room for your programs, you'd never have to take it out! I thin it'd be great to have and the price isn't too much.
Now sure, you could buy removeable hard drive for that, but you can't hook it into your clie can you? You can't watch movies on your iPod can you? That's the beauty of the 1 gig stick
01-14-2003, 10:19 AM
Video...need more room for Video!!!!!
01-14-2003, 01:56 PM
i CAN watch movies on a laptop... get a cheap laptop w/ 60gig... play dvds, MP3s, run better programs.... and save $
but you can't stick it in your pocket.. i know i know!!!!!!
i have T665C anyway, so it doesn't matter for me. i'm kinda bummed though, 'cause i just got it for xmas. the only reason i didn't get NS or NX is because i don't like the clamshell...
01-14-2003, 01:59 PM
where to use 1gb sticks?
simple just think of other sony devices: camera for storing 5megapixelshots as tiff or digicam for storing video. in a tv (sony offers some with ms support) it might even my used for recording some movie bits.
with the clie 128 are sufficient for me; maybe the select one with 2x128 for one 128 mp3 only
01-14-2003, 03:34 PM
Maybe Lexar or other company will come up with a MS Trio or Quattro format with three/four position switches to select which 128mb space you're using. Why just two? I would like to make my t665 last at least another year. Four 128mb ms's in one package would nice, and ($35 x 4flash + 9.99markup = ) $149.99 would be a nice price point for 512mb of MS.
01-14-2003, 03:49 PM
yep, why not, with currently one 128 and two 32mb sticks i just hate having to carry them with. some 128 for mp3, some 128 for business and some 128 for other stuff sounds good. hearing anybody thinking that i'm stupid wanting to have a stick which i need to put out, move a switch and need to insert back in for changing memory areas? well it's obviously not elegant but once it makes the capacity available also on other devices it's better than nothing.
01-14-2003, 03:51 PM
one question: i read that mspro will be very fast. i lately used my nr often to exchange files between my office and home pc (two cradles). will sony make available new cradles with probably faster usb support? then this whole 1gb-thing could become interesting to me as well.
01-14-2003, 03:53 PM
forget that remark. with a 20gb ipaq I might invest $600 in that machine for sound and file transport and stick with my nr for just the clie stuff ;-)
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