Dell's Digital Jukebox 20 - Music, the Dell Wayby Andrew Ku on June 20, 2004 12:00 PM EST
Since Apple has already made it big in the MP3 market, two of the three big system manufacturers have decided to follow suit. HP's Carly Fiorina announced they would develop their own MP3 player based on Apple's iPod, which should pop up sometime around the summer time. Dell, on the other hand, chose Creative Labs to manufacture their Digital Jukebox MP3 players, which comes in 15GB and 20GB models.
While the Dell DJ is manufactured by Creative, its design and user interface is unique to Dell alone. This should be similarly expected for HP. As of yet, we haven't heard anything about IBM, but we don't expect them to follow suit, since they cater almost exclusively to the business/executive mantra. So for now, the only big system vendors to join the MP3 market should be HP and Dell.
Currently, the Dell DJ comes in a single design with the configuration option of either having 15GB or 20GB. Because of our past experience with Dell's notebooks, we have noticed that the company has a good grasp on usability and aesthetics. So, we came to this review with the expectation that the Dell Digital Jukebox would continue this tradition.
The combination of Creative's technology/engineering and Dell's unique design should make this an interesting look into the Digital Jukebox.