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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« on: April 19, 2010, 10:17:13 am »
Okay, so unexpectedly, I got $300 at my disposal. So I'm deciding what to buy... either ipad, itouch, or pandora.
I don't have a phone (but probably will get one after i graduate, in 2 months), and my mp3 is getting old, so that's in consideration.
I want something that I can connect to internet (which, all of them does have through wifi, although with ipad, you can also get 3G networking with extra money), play music, video, and game. Which one seems to be the most reasonable and affordable, and also stable?
I think itouch is most stable, then ipad, and last pandora (correct me if I'm wrong  :P
Then comes the memory... Pandora, 512MB Flash, 256 RAM. But it says I can get storage memory upto 64GB using SDHC card, but idk if the card comes with the product, or I have to buy it? and how much is it if I do have to buy it?
With ipad, it goes, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Flash, and itouch is 8GB, 32GB, and 64GB.
Processors are:
Pandora - Texas Instruments OMAP3530 processor at 600MHz
ipad - 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip
and i can't find itouch's processor.

Correct me if I'm wrong, and what's the pros and cons of these products?


Spoiler For funny life mathematics:
1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*

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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 10:33:35 am »
mhmm hard decision. I don't think the Pandora is that unstable, but it's more a computer than a phone/music player and it's open to development, so no need to jailbreak it. Ipad seems very expensive but more powerful. It seems kinda big too x.x. As for itouch I guess it could be the cheapest alternative. However, I don't know really which one would be the best in terms of quality/price ratio
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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 01:25:47 pm »
I would say iTouch would be the best bet. iPad's are on huge backorder as well as Pandora's so who knows when you will get one. iPad's are not that portable and iTouches are pretty awesome when you jailbreak them (well they will be even better as soon as OS 4 comes out so that they can release a un-tethered jailbreak x.x). I would say Pandora except for the huge backorder part...because come one, a mini computer meant for gaming and it has no restrictions :P WIN!
As soon as you get rid of the restrictions with an iTouch though there are some pretty awesome stuff you can do (like true backgrounding, veency, and theming (there is more too :P)). And hopefully sometime in the future they will complete iPhone-linux so we wont have to be limited to the iPhone OS :P link to blog.
anyways that was my 2(+10 for inflation) cents
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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 01:32:00 pm »
Go with the Pandora.
Or a downgraded PSP.
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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 01:32:25 pm »
that was my 2(+10 for inflation) cents
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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 02:38:15 pm »
My thought:
Since the pandora won't come out until, at least December (according to their website and forum) I get the itouch, and next year, I get pandora? I'm loving pandora more and more, but it seems to be too early in status to have much fun (there are only about 4 released games so far). And the poll does seem to be favoring itouch, and thank you guys for the votes. And Eeems, that actually was $1.20 (20 cents + 100 for inflation)^^ lol

I really would like to run starcraft on pandora tho. That would be epic win!!! But it seems like pandora can't run Windows games :( and starcraft is not open-source


Spoiler For funny life mathematics:
1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*

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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 03:30:21 pm »
Quote from: jsj795
and starcraft is not open-source
Depends on where you get it.
May I suggest googling the term, 'open-source RTS'?
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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 04:10:43 pm »
If you look here
it says that Starcraft is closed-source. Also, Pandora can't run Wine  :'(
The other games does seem to be pretty good^^ I know many games are in development for Pandora. So hopefully these games will run under Pandora.


Spoiler For funny life mathematics:
1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*

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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 04:57:57 pm »
@Eeems: about the Linux for iTouch, is it in a working state? I've looked at your link, but I didn't understand a thing...

EDIT: the iTouch CPU is clocked at about 400MHz for the 2nd gen and 600MHz for the 3rd gen IIRC. I also think that it's an ARM... I'm too tired to do it myself, but I suggest you have a look on Wikipedia.
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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 05:01:38 pm »
yes it is at a working state, they have the kernel running, but there are no drivers so all you can do is hook it up to a computer and use the computers keyboard to work it (simple command line stuff). So right now, its only proof of concept until they make the drivers for the screen and such.
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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 05:51:17 pm »
Okay, now that I know I want to buy itouch, what itouch should I get? I really don't want to spend all $300 for itouch, because I want to save some money for other things to do (like watch movie, buy apps when I get itouch, etc.) Seeing that the prices are for 8GB $200 and 32GB $300, is it better to just buy 32GB? I heard from others that 8GB is enough to do whatever you want, but it seems like i phone OS 4 won't run in 8GB.
And 32GB seems wayyy too big for my use anyways. What kind of itouch do you guys use, if you use one?
FYI, I would rather not buy them from ebay or any other online site, but with cash from the store, since I don't have credit card and I can't trust sites such as ebay for these kind of stuff)


Spoiler For funny life mathematics:
1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*

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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010, 06:01:11 pm »
I would not go for the 8GB because it is actually a 2gen, so go for the 16GB...I use a 8GB and wish I had a better one
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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 07:50:59 pm »
it seems like the 16GB is out of line, they don't make them anymore :( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Touch#Hardware
That would have been the best choice. So, it's 32GB then. Thanks guys^^ I hope I enjoy my itouch.


Spoiler For funny life mathematics:
1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*

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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 09:48:09 pm »
If you want a fourth option, consider charity. Something like Toys for Tots is pretty fun to do, too. You get to pick-out the toys you want to buy for the children. (although, some charities will have the children fill-out request cards so you can buy something more specific) If you go to places like Big Lots, Dollar General or other discount stores, you can get a ton of toys in bulk. Hell - you could go into Dollar General with a mere $20 and get so much stuff that the kid would think Christmas came early. :D

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Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2010, 09:46:21 am »
Yeah, I do the charity works in school and my church. You guys know the Christmas Operation? I help in the school to collect the toys and such, and donate the toys. I would do a charity work, except that right now, I feel like I want something for myself (I really don't own any electronics except calculator, a mp3 player that somehow doesn't work on left ear. heck, I don't even own my own computer/laptop).
Although I will give some of this money for offering to my church as I tend to do when I get large sum of money (at least, $300 is really a lot to me because I'm still a high school student and I don't work)


Spoiler For funny life mathematics:
1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Girls = Time * Money (Girls are a combination of time and money)
Time = Money (Time is money)
Girls = Money squared (So, girls are money squared)
Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
*Girls=Evil credit goes to Compynerd255*