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Cowon Q5W

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Overall 8
8.0

Cowon Q5W Review

thinkdigit.com
25 March 2009
  • Summary: Priced at Rs 32,000 for the 80 GB version the Q5W is certainly interesting enough to consider despite the fact that its more than double the price of serious PMPs like Cowon's own D2 and Apples iPod Touch. No other PMP has all its features; and chances are none will. For those looking for a terrific PMP with a lot of additional features and a wonderful touchscreen the Cowon Q5W is just what you're looking for; irrespective of the price tag.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cowon Q5W

PC Magazine
9 June 2008
  • Conclusion: At best, the Cowon Q5W is a so-so media player hidden within a would-be PDA's awful user interface.
  • Pros: Sharp touch-screen display. Good-looking graphics. Excellent EQ function. Adequate audio- and video-file support.
  • Cons: Unintuitive user interface. Video playback freezes. Dismal battery life. Can't charge via PC.
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Overall 7
7.0

Cowon Q5W

CNET
7 June 2008
  • Summary: The Cowon Q5W aims to do everything a gadget-aholic may want in a portable video player. Unfortunately, its confusing dual interface and high price hold it back from greatness.
  • Pros: The Cowon Q5W portable video player boasts robust video features, high-quality audio playback, and includes a Wi-Fi-enabled Internet browser, Bluetooth audio streaming, component and composite video output, MSN Messenger, and built-in speakers.
  • Cons: The Cowon Q5W is heavy, expensive, awkward to navigate, difficult to configure for wireless Internet, and the optional GPS cradle costs as much as a standalone GPS device.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cowon Q5W Review

Digitaltrends
28 January 2008
  • Conclusion: The bottom line is that the Cowon Q5W is more expensive and more complicated than it ought to be. Hardware-wise, it’s big and heavy, and the touchscreen really requires the stylus to be effective. Software-wise, this thing is kind of a nightmare, but we’d be willing to forgive Cowon if they’d update the firmware with a redesigned interface minus the seemingly redundant settings menus.
  • Pros: Plenty of features; excellent audio and video quality
  • Cons: Sluggish response; heavy and clunky; poor interface
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Cowon Q5W portable media player

Techworld
23 January 2008
  • Summary: The Cowon Q5W works well enough for listening to music and watching video, but you'll need patience and some technical savvy to achieve more complex tasks, such as loading content over a secure wireless network. While the player has much potential, it feels less refined than the cheaper Archos 605 WiFi .
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Overall 6
6.0

Cowon Q5W Review

LAPTOP Magazine
22 January 2008
  • Summary: Cowon's jack-of-all trades portable media player does audio/video, Web-surfing, and GPS, but does it do them well?
  • Pros: Large, beautiful display, Built-in stereo Bluetooth, Compatibility with a wide array of audio/video formats, Rich sound
  • Cons: Sluggish performance, Hit-or-miss touchscreen controls, Earbuds required for FM radio, Switching between interfaces when tweaking system, Low storage capacity
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Overall 7
7.0

Cowon Q5W portable media player

PC Advisor
13 June 2008
  • Summary: The Cowon Q5W is a portable media player with a stunning 5in touchscreen display and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities.
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Overall 7
6.7

Cowon iAudio Q5

PC Authority
11 June 2008
  • Summary: The only problem is that the machine is tweaky and hard to figure out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cowon Q5W review

Stuff.tv
16 January 2008
  • Summary: Everything, everything, everything – ask a Cowon Q5W what it can do and its answer would likely be along the lines of the intro to Underworld's classic Cowgirl . It might also add that, unlike the Archos range, it packs GPS into its bulging feature suitcase. But we're not here to listen to the Q5W's back-patting claptrap. We've got on well with previous Cowon efforts like the A2, but they've tended to lack star quality and been a bit tricky in the control department.
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Cowon Q5W

tv2.no
10 August 2008
  • Summary: Dette er langt mer enn bare en mediespiller. Den har svært mange funksjoner deriblant nettleser og MSN via innebygd Wi-Fi nettverk. Cowon Q5 har en imponerende berøringsskjerm som er super til å se film på. Men testens høyeste pris gjør at spilleren ikke når lenger opp i vår test. Pluss: Svært god skjerm, masse funksjoner, Wi-Fi. Minus: Dyr, stor og tung.
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