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Cowon Q5W

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Cowon Q5W

The Cowon Q5W is a portable media player that functions as a digital audio player, a voice recorder, a digital video player, and a digital photo viewer. It measures 5.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 0.84 pounds. The player connects to computers via Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, and Bluetooth.

Display

The Q5W features a 5-inch touch screen TFT LCD that supports 16,700,000 colors. It has a native resolution of 800 x 480 (WVGA), a contrast ratio of 500:1, and a …

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Cowon Q5W

The Cowon Q5W is a portable media player that functions as a digital audio player, a voice recorder, a digital video player, and a digital photo viewer. It measures 5.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 0.84 pounds. The player connects to computers via Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, and Bluetooth.

Display

The Q5W features a 5-inch touch screen TFT LCD that supports 16,700,000 colors. It has a native resolution of 800 x 480 (WVGA), a contrast ratio of 500:1, and a brightness range of 200cd/m2.

Memory

The player comes with a built-in 1.8” HDD with capacity of 60 gigabyte and 12 megabytes of DDR2 SDRAM.

Playback

The Cowon Q5W supports playback of APE, WMA, FLAC, ASF, AC-3, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG 1 Audio, MPEG 2.5 Audio, MPEG 2 Audio, MPC and MP3 audio files. It outputs audio through built-in stereo speakers that have a signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of 95 dBA. The player also has a built-in microphone for digital voice recording.

For videos, the Q5W supports XviD, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, ASF, AVI, OGM (Ogg Media), WMV, DivX formats. It also features support for subtitles.

For displaying still images, the player supports JPEG, BMP, PNG, and RAW.

Connectivity

Apart from the player’s Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, and Bluetooth connections, it features an AV output, and a 3.5 mm Mini-phone stereo headphone jack.

Power

The Cowon Q5W is equipped with a built-in 6500mAh-capacity lithium polymer battery that takes about 5.5 hours to charge. When fully charged, the rechargeable battery can last up to 7 hours of continuous video playback or 13 hours of audio playback.

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  • cowon q5w or cowon mp3 player?

    So basically, what I want is excellent audio quality, internet browsing and games. Is Q5W audio quality same as the cowon mp3 player? Can it fulfill my needs?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-10-03

  • How do I become a Techie!?!?

    I purchased the Q5W for audio and can't begin to explain the quality. Now, no I am not a techie, which it seems you should be for anything Cowon. I just want to know how to download text. PS, Cown's support is non-existant.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-07-02

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