Reviews and Problems with Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20
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Toshiba Gigabeat F20 Review
5 July 2005
Conclusion: I really wanted to like the Gigabeat. Healthy competition in a popular product category means the consumer wins out with lots of great choices. But the Gigabeat doesn’t give Apple a run for its money with this generation of product.
Pros: Big colorful display, stylish design
Cons: Poor navigation; bad software; prone to lock-ups
Summary: Toshiba’s debut MP3 player looks angelic: it even has a cross on its fascia. The 2.2in colour screen lets you view downloaded album covers as well as photos, and there’s a neat docking station as well as Gigabeat Room software to run the show. Battery life is an impressive 16 hours.
Excerpt: On paper the Toshiba Gigabeat F20 looks good. It's got a decent size 2.2” screen, landscape display option, as much storage as anything else in its class, and the promise of ripping your CDs directly into the device whilst bypassing your PC's hard drive (owners of a certain unnamed popular mp3...
Cons: Software on device and on PC is not particularly intuitive, Plus touch is nice for input but a little slow