Conclusion: The iRiver P7 may not suit everyone in terms of looks, but it has enough to offer in terms of performance to attract the average user – particularly at the price. There are a few gripes – video performance and a slightly lacklustre touchpad – but audio quality is very good and the interface is well-designed. I have yet to see a perfect mp3/mp4 player – each has its own faults and weaknesses – but the iRiver P7 certainly holds its own in some very good company.
Summary: Hope and pray for a firmware upgrade, as this stunning and powerful player deserves better from its interface and supporting software. Hard-core users and style junkies might find it worth persevering with.
Conclusion: The iriver P7 is all about "buts": It's the size of a hard disk-based media player, but is slim on built-in memory, and there's no Web access. And the sprawling 4.3-inch screen is great for movies, but you'll need a stylus for navigation.
Pros: Sleek, minimal design. Large screen. MicroSD slot for storage expansion. Supports several audio, video, and photo file types. Includes voice and FM recorder.
Cons: Touch screen requires stylus for optimal performance. Large for a low-capacity player. No Web access.
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Excerpt: Rocking :Iriver P7 is the visual revolution of the world that has got various features that can rock your life!! The video player is portable and also it has got the finest features of music, video and also the text recorder. Shocking :The P7 is a portable device but still it has got some of the problems in handling that makes the device inflexible. The function of touch screen is quite weird. The PC software is not of use and there is no use of it.
Summary: Except for the extensive video codec support and microSD slot, nothing about the iriver P7 really stands out to me. It's a solid device that does everything it's supposed to do reasonably well, but there are simply better DAPs/PMPs on the market that do more than just meet expectations. They exceed them.
Excerpt: With the iPod Touch dominating all-comers in the world of portable media players, it's going to take something special to topple it. iRiver hopes a fresh, stylish touchscreen interface will give its P7 machine a fighting chance. The 'magazine-style' control system sees the home menu screen divided in to eight sections for settings, date/time, music, video, FM radio, voice recording and the text file manager – but not web browsing.
Pros: Smart exterior, big 4.3in screen, decent file compatibility, FM, decent sound and vision
Cons: Fussy and basic touchscreen, no web browsing, poor off-axis
Summary: Multimedia portables are at last making the sort of impact that the first MP3 players made, with truly versatile machines finally finding their way into high-street pockets. iRiver is a name that's been on the scene for some time and the P7 is a PMP with which the company will be looking to make fresh waves. It’ll certainly need to offer something different to the Sony X-Series Walkman and, current champ, the iPod Touch .