In October 2006, Sharp's 4.3-inch SP700
full-screen, touch-sensitive media player was considered quite the looker. Funny how brickley this chunker can appear just one year later at its time of release. Still, those students looking for a decent list of supported codecs -- DivX, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV7/8/9, H.264, OGG, MP3, WAV, and WMA to name a few -- along with a T-DMB television receiver and full suite of electronic dictionaries should still feel a slight tickle to their scholarly fancy. The Windows CE 5.0 device rides atop a 30GB disk and offers SD/MMC expansion and USB Host capabilities for quick, PC-less transfer of data directly to the device. Ready for the price? Yours for ?478,000 sweetheart or about $521 if you're real nice to daddy.