Computex 2006 MSI introduced two new slimline MP3 players P610 device, the company’s alternative to Apple’s iPod Nano and 1”inch hard disk-equipped P640 player — The P610 is one of the few Nano-like offerings, it’s almost mobile phone like, with the black plastic frame around its 1.8in colour display mounted above a simple stainless steel touch-sensitive control that’s reminiscent of the Motorola RAZR V3’s keypad — it is 8.5mm thick – the other dimensions are 9 x 4cm; the weight’s 45g – but it packs in 14 hours’ music playback time. MSI is equipping the P610 with 128MB to 4GB of Flash storage, ready to be filled with MP3, WMA and WMA DRM tracks via a USB connection. It’ll also do Motion JPEG video playback and standard JPEG slideshows. There’s the inevitable voice recording facility, but listeners will probably enjoy the SRS WOW 3D Surround audio enhancement more. It has an FM tuner too.
The P640 measures 9.5 x 4.6 x 1.3cm and a plastic touch-sensitive control panel. It weighs 80g and provides only ten hours’ of continuous listening time.
MSI, Unveils, Two Small P610, P640