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Cowon Q5W
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Cowon Q5W

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Review: Cowon Q5W 40GB Portable Media Player

Wired
10 December 2007
  • Excerpt: With a Windows CE OS, an AMD 600MHz processor, and Wi-Fi web browsing, Cowon’s newest media player seems more like an Ultra Mobile PC than a PMP. And like the poorly received UMPC, the Q5W doesn’t quite deliver on its abundance of promised functionality.
  • Pros: Fantastic audio quality and video playback. Loud, built-in stereo speakers for group viewing parties/rocking out. Support for DivX, XviD, MPEG4, WMV 7/8/9 video files. Bevy of audio formats including: Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, and Monkey’s Audio. Wi-Fi enabled with MSN messenger and Flash-supported web b...
  • Cons: Poor UI coupled with Windows CE 5.0 gives the Q5W the feeling of a shoddily constructed homebrewed device. We got only 4.8 hours of video playback; significantly lower than Cowon’s estimated 7 hours. Aluminum housing gets scorching hot after an hour of video play. No kickstand for hands-free use....
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