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Old 11-08-2004, 08:17 AM   #1
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Answer this question: Instead of a VZ, I could have bought..

No, I am not knocking the technology that is the VZ-it is extremely cool! I am just amazed though at the price when I start to compare what else I could buy in the technology realm instead of a VZ.
Basically, lets see, for 1020 dollars I could have bought an archos video player with a few gig hard drive, and record ability like that of a tivo directly to the unit...

What could you have bought instead??



[well in a way, this may make me buy one because I really do want one, just the price tag scares me]
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Old 11-08-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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>... lets see, for 1020 dollars I could have bought an archos video player with a few gig hard drive, and record ability like that of a tivo directly to the unit...

The Archos AV480 (80GB) is only $700 or so. AV420 (20GB) is $550 or so (buy 2 ;-)

However, it is like comparing apples-to-oranges.
If you want a general purpose media device, then I recommend the Archos.
+ great for larger capacity
+ very easy to record movies (directly to DivX - no software tricks)

The VZ90 is superior as a media player for a few significant reasons:
- has a bigger screen (480x320 compare to 320x240)
- has a much brighter/richer/deeper color screen (OLED)
- has a much longer battery life (especially for audio playback, but also for movies)

http://aibohack.com/clie/vz90_v_archos.jpg

The VZ90 has many more "PDA" features of course (no comparison)

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You can't sanely rationalize that you 'need' any of these devices.
It is a matter of how hard you 'want' it ;->

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Old 11-10-2004, 10:34 PM   #3
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could have bought a Laptop. Thats what Iam going to get. I was thinking about getting the vz but Since sony is totally stopping there support I wont. Thanks sony. I might get the u50 or whatever its called, if I can get over how sony does its costumers. Any Ideas. Smeggie do u have the multimedia player.
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I'd wait for the Archos AV500 comming out in 1Q05 (might be Dec'04) just picture the AV400 series with Linux PDA features built in also!!
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:39 AM   #5
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Instead of a $1000 Clie, I could buy this watch......Omega Seamaster

Or I could get a HK USP Tactical

Maybe 6 PS2s with enough left over for a game or two.

Or 50, $20 CDs or DVDs? 20, $50 PS2 Games?

How about a full-fledged laptop? I'd like to buy one, but can't justify the price when I can get a laptop that will do what the VZ will do and more...... Sorry Sony....not this time!
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I guess you could have bought a lot of candy too, a ton of burgers and some biers...
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:06 PM   #7
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Well I bought an HP Ipaq Rz3115 instead, but I am going to sell it on ebay and just go with a dell axim50. The HP looks cool with the media options, and streaming music,video etc.. but axim is just a few 100 more and gf will pay the difference as a present for me.... well not a Sony VZ but at least a camara less handheld with wi-fi and a video processor to boot
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I would buy a Sony U70 or a laptop... If I was looking for another PDA, a Fujitsu-Siemens Loox 720!
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Old 11-25-2004, 12:16 AM   #9
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I didn't buy one but if I had that kind of money, I would probably enhance my computer, buy a Pocket PC and dump Palm due to its lack of fast processors and a WMV player. Plus , I have a Windows OS on my pc.

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How about a really crap second hand car?
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