Cowon Q5W (Model: 60GB) Specs and Info

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Cowon Q5W Specifications

Manufacturer Cowon
Model name Q5W
Model id 60GB
CPU speed 600 Mhz
OS Windows CE
Display Size
5.0" 800 X 480
Display Type
Soft (Finger) Touch
RAM 128 MB
Hard Disk 60 GB
Weight (Minimum) 380gm / 0.84 pounds
Size 140/89/20.0 mm
Size 5.5/3.5/0.8 inches
Physical Interfaces Consumer IR (remote control)
DC-in
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
Mini USB 2.0 (client)
USB 2.0
Video-out (analogue)
Wireless Interfaces802.11b/g
BT2.0
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 4G)
AdditionalAC Adaptor
Headphones
Software CD
Stereo speakers
USB 2.0 cable
*Specifications can vary
Features include an Alchemy Au1250 processor, high-resolution touchscreen, embedded Adobe Flash Player 7 for games and WinCE browser plug-in, voice-enabled online chat, GPS functions (with optional GPS cradle) USB 2.0 host, TV-out, wireless remote control, Windows CE office viewer, and user-created interfaces. Box contents: Q5W, earphones, remote control, AV cables, AC adapter, hand strap, USB cable, installation CD, and manual/warranty. Also available in 40GB and 80GB.
Cowon Q5W popularity (12 months)
Cowon Q5W prices
USA$369.9930 Oct 12

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