With the S540 review out of the way, it’s time to shift focus to its baby brother, the E340. How does it compare to the S540?
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It’s that time of year again; the time when Sony takes a look at their MP3 player line up, decide it’s time for an update, and run a computer application that randomly adds and removes some features and then releases the result as a new player.
The S540 is a Sony player, which means the same menus, format support, video support, screen resolution etc etc as the previous models. New in this model is integrated stereo speakers, FM and voice recording and a couple of more tweaks. Read on to see how it hods up.
Omar from Sony Europe walks us through the Sony S540 in this minute long piece of over-produced HD delight. Unfortunately, it really doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know.
According to Omar, the S540 plays music and video, has a 42 hour battery life for audio, 6.5 for video. It also has built-in stereo speakers, and has an FM radio, which it can also record from.
And of course, it is only 10.2mm slim. He doesn’t have mammoth hands, it really is that slim! Video after the jump.
When the new Sony S series made it’s first appearance in a leak a couple of weeks ago no specs were known, but now a French online store has gone the whole way and leaked the full specs of the new device.
Sony has gone the usual route of putting in a couple of new features but leaving the rest the same and this time it’s a speaker, voice recording and a flip-out stand that are the new additions. The rest is the same old Sony setup with a 320×240 screen, h.264 video, MP3/WMA/AAC audio and a battery life of 42 hours for audio and 6.5 hours for video. it will come in 8GB and 16GB capacities.
Sony’s way of updating their players sure doesn’t give that much reason for celebration with each upgrade changing only the design and one or two features. This is the fourth generation MTP-capable Sony players and you won’t notice many differences from the first generation, which is a good thing for people who don’t want to upgrade but it can’t be that good for Sony since well, people won’t upgrade. So, if you’re a soon-to-be Sony user or just really want an upgrade, there’s a speaker and voice recorder in it for you and not much else.