"OK, I'm won over"4.5 starson by horselover104
Pros: High res,
lots of features,
web access and dead easy hook up to wireless hotspots,
nice included apps
Have to use ITunes... AND give Visa # to get started, whether you plan to buy apps etc or not.
Surface is way to vulnerable..
First one was broken. Future Shop (and Best Buy and Walmart) out of 32 gig so had to upgrade to 64 gig.
Summary: Apple. Love it or hate it... there doesn't seem to be an in between. I've done both. Started with Apple (Plus computer, etc.) LOVED IT, but switched to less pricey Windows PCs 20 years ago for software availability and never looked back HATED APPLE. Got a Shuffle a decade ago and loathed ITunes and inability to just drag my music to player, so avoided all Apple portables. Then I got the IPod Touch Gen 3 as a gift. Must say, I'm impressed with everything. I have an Archos 605 which does pretty much same things, but you have to buy web access etc and the hook up to wireless isn't as seamless at the IPod. Thought the smaller screen on the IPod would not be as good, but it is excellent. I've even come to like ITunes - what a shock. I have 2500 mp3s on the IPod, so far, and the playlists are dead easy once you get the songs sorted out in ITunes, which is worth your time... I did it on a laptop while watching TV. Everything is first class, from the calculator to the ability to sync your contacts with Outlook. Photos and videos are sharp, and the flick screen is seductive and very responsive. Even the keyboard is pretty decent. The included apps are the ones I wanted - contacts, calendar, clock, calculator... and these apps are very sophisticated. This Touch has replaced my Archos and my Palm Pilot - anyone wanna buy 'em? So from someone who always suggests STAY AWAY FROM APPLE, I have become a convert. Blush. You can add a DO NOT in front of that mantra. LOVE IT.