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VictoriaB

Question:What's the best iPod for a beginner?

I'm thinking about taking the plunge, but I don't need a million songs and I'd rather not pay a small fortune. Which model do you suggest?

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dhtidwell

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The latest generation of iPod Nano seems to be a huge hit. I see them all over the gym on armbands these days (it makes my 30 gig iPod Classic seem downright clunky in comparison!). The Nano is still small but now has a video screen (perfect for video podcasts), has plenty of room for a lot of songs, and comes in several great colors (Apple just added a hot pink that's beautiful). The 4 gigabyte Nano is about half the price of a full-fledged Classic, so it's a good place to start if you don't think you'll need more space any time soon.

Answered by: dhtidwell on 2/11/08
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