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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.