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Product: Personal Audio Player 3000
Company: Intel
Estimated Street Price: $149.99
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Design
3: Intel Audio Software
4: Player Functionning
5: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Intel Personal Audio Player 3000.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
Performance: 85%
Features: 75%
Audio Quality: 90%
Size: 75%
Ease of use: 90%
Users' Guide: 85%
Design: 80%
Overall: 83.3%

Despite a few drawbacks the Intel Personal Audio Player 3000 is definitely one of the most complete digital players available today at this range of price. If the standard 64 MB memory is quite limited for intensive users, the fact it can be upgraded using MMC cards is a pledge of longevity and upgradeability for virtually unlimited listening. Versatile, the unit can playback both MP3 & WMA files making it compatible with almost every audio file around the corner. But the best thing is obviously the small design and the incredible sound the unit delivers. Who would have believed, a few years ago, that a music player smaller than a pack of cigarettes would be able to deliver such an astonishing, dynamic sound? The provided MusicMatch Jukebox 6 software with lifetime upgrades is a great addition to the kit. The Intel Personal audio Player 3000 surely rocks and you’ll rock too with it.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 83.3%
Version Reviewed Intel Personal Audio Player 3000
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 CD-Rom
1 Users' Guide
1 pair of earbuds
1 Belt clip
1 USB Cable
1 MusicMatch Jukebox Key (with lifetime free updates/upgrades)
5 Inserts
The Good Points Small,
Neat Retro Design,
Excellent Sound Quality,
Outstanding software included,
MMC Extension slot,
Funny insert concept.
The Bad Points Weak autonomy,
LCD isn't backlighted,
Tracks names aren't displayed.
Reviewers PC Setup 1

Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
512 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
IBM 75GB UDMA 100 7200RPM
Maxtor 60GB UDMA 100 7200RPM
Maxtor 30GB UDMA 66 7200RPM
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition

19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV Pro

Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2200E

PC Required Minimum System Requirements

Pentium 200MHz (or higher)
Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 or Windows XP

32MB of RAM (64MB recommended)
108MB of free hard disk space
SVGA Graphics Card & Monitor (800*600)
4x CD-Rom drive or DVD
Mouse & Keyboard
Powered USB Port

Links of Interest

Intel Personal Audio Player 3000 Technical Support

« Player Functionning  


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