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    Help me decide betwix 8GB Nano & 80gb iPod...

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    Help me decide betwix 8GB Nano & 80gb iPod...
    I really would like the Product Red 8GB Nano but I have two Best Buy gift certificates and don't think you can purchase the Red except at Apple.

    Don't really need the 80gb - although I could fill it up nicely to about 55GB with Movies, Audiobooks and music. I mainly want to listen to Audiobooks at work and music other times. May occassionally watch parts of a movie but was disappointed with the 30GB because of limited battery life. Wonder if the 80 will rally stretch out to 6.5 hours?

    Please lend your opine. Thanks.

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    Help me decide betwix 8GB Nano & 80gb iPod...
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmcock View Post
    I really would like the Product Red 8GB Nano but I have two Best Buy gift certificates and don't think you can purchase the Red except at Apple.

    Don't really need the 80gb - although I could fill it up nicely to about 55GB with Movies, Audiobooks and music. I mainly want to listen to Audiobooks at work and music other times. May occassionally watch parts of a movie but was disappointed with the 30GB because of limited battery life. Wonder if the 80 will rally stretch out to 6.5 hours?

    Please lend your opine. Thanks.
    both are the same price..

    My opinion,

    8gb nano PROS:

    size
    flash memory
    colors
    longer battery life

    CONS:
    less memory
    size
    no videos/movies without hacks.

    80gb PROS:
    movies/videos
    size

    CONS:
    size
    no flash memory ( uses a HDD)
    no colors (black and white only)
    battery life is half of the nano

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    Help me decide betwix 8GB Nano & 80gb iPod...
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    I'm pretty sure the 80G iPod is $100 more than the 8G Nano, isn't it?

    edit:

    Yes, just checked Apple.com and the red Nano is $249 while the 80G iPod is $349.

    Really, they're two totally different machines with totally different purposes. Do you want to watch TV & movies on your iPod? If so, the 80G HDD version is the only choice for you. Do you want something that you can bang around, use while running/biking/etc., and that's small enough to fit in a pocket without being noticed? Then you want the Nano.

    My wife has the 80G iPod and I use a 1G Shuffle. Each has its pros and cons, just like kodorsean pointed out above. But then I rarely travel without my MBP, which means if I want to watch a movie, I just watch it on the 15" widescreen rather than the little iPod.

    So the choice really depends completely on what you want to do with it.

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    Help me decide betwix 8GB Nano & 80gb iPod...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    I'm pretty sure the 80G iPod is $100 more than the 8G Nano, isn't it?

    edit:

    Yes, just checked Apple.com and the red Nano is $249 while the 80G iPod is $349.

    Really, they're two totally different machines with totally different purposes. Do you want to watch TV & movies on your iPod? If so, the 80G HDD version is the only choice for you. Do you want something that you can bang around, use while running/biking/etc., and that's small enough to fit in a pocket without being noticed? Then you want the Nano.

    My wife has the 80G iPod and I use a 1G Shuffle. Each has its pros and cons, just like kodorsean pointed out above. But then I rarely travel without my MBP, which means if I want to watch a movie, I just watch it on the 15" widescreen rather than the little iPod.

    So the choice really depends completely on what you want to do with it.
    you are correct about the prices.. for whatever reason I was thinking of the 30gb video and the 8gb nano rather than the 80gig video.. the 30gb video is $249 also. my mistake.

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    Help me decide betwix 8GB Nano & 80gb iPod...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodorsean View Post
    my mistake.
    It's ok, we'll let you live. This time. :ninja:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    It's ok, we'll let you live. This time. :ninja:
    don't make me have to hurt you

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    colon-capital-p right back atcha.

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    Help me decide betwix 8GB Nano & 80gb iPod...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    colon-capital-p right back atcha.
    lol

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    What's the advantage of flash memory over HDD? I remember seeing one of you list it as a Pro and as a Con for the regular iPod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd51 View Post
    What's the advantage of flash memory over HDD? I remember seeing one of you list it as a Pro and as a Con for the regular iPod.
    flash memory is a chip rather than a HDD.. nothing is spining in the ipod.. less chances of something breaking or not working. active people like joggers or runners prefer flash memory because there are less chances of their ipod breaking or not working when their ipod is apart of a lot of movement.

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    Help me decide betwix 8GB Nano & 80gb iPod...

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    It sounds like you really are in line for the 8GB Nano.

    Battery life and primarily music usage are the primary functions of the new Nanos. The size is a bonus. You shouldn't even be considering a Video iPod, given your requirements.

    I just went through the SAME thing. I wanted it primarily for music, and the physical size was a secondary concern. I ended up with the 8GB Nano, and couldn't be happier. I also got an OtterBox case. Heavy-duty, waterproof, and indestructible, and it still fits in my pocket. I couldn't be happier.

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