Walkman S Series

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Sony Walkman S Series
Sony Walkman S Series.jpg
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Type Portable Media Player
Power Built-in Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
USB power (from a computer via the supplied USB cable)
Memory 4GB (NWZ-S543/B)
8GB (NWZ-S764/B)
Display 2" and 2.4", TFT color display with white LED-backlight, QVGA(240 x 320 Pixels), 262,144 colors
Connectivity WM-PORT
USB 2.0 Compliant
Bluetooth (available only in NWZ-S764/B)
Dimensions 44.3 x 97.5 x 8.4mm

The Walkman S Series is a portable music player designed and developed by Sony. The model made its debut in Japan in the fall of 2008 and later was launched in North America, Europe and the rest of Asia. The first model to be launched was NWZ-S543/B and had a capacity of 4GB. It had a 2.4" LCD screen with a resolution of 320 X 240 pixels.[1]

A 8GB model (NWZ-S764/B) was launched later. Although it had a smaller screen of 2", it had a Bluetooth connectivity and a greater battery life.[2]

Design[edit]

The S Series walkman has a considerably larger screen than its predecessors. It has a 2" or a 2.4" QVGA LCD display. A slightly bigger chassis allows two speakers to be accommodated at either side of the screen. It measures 44.3mm by 97.5mm by 8.4mm and because of the dimensions it is a little unfriendly for the pocket. Below the screen, Sony has built its trademark circular control pad which has a standard four-way directional button surrounding a central play/pause key. This is flanked by two additional buttons, back (home) and option (power). The S Series Walkman is made mostly of plastic but has a shiny metallic topcoat, which gives it a sleek look. At the sides are buttons for the volume control, locking the controls and toggling between headphones and speakers. The headphone jack and the USB port are located at the bottom most side.[3]

Performance[edit]

The S Series Walkman has a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, with a life of 42 hours/ 50 hours (headphones output) and 17 hours (speakers output) for audio. A 6.5 hours/ 10 hours (headphones output) and 5 hours (speakers output) playback is available for the videos.Although the speakers are tiny and anaemic, they produce crystal clear sound. The FM reception is also well above average and the voice recorder, records crystal clear voices. The player supports nearly all types of music, video and image formats.

Specifications[edit]

NWZ-S543/B NWZ-S764/B
Available Memory 4GB 8GB
Display 2.4" TFT colour display 2" TFT colour display
Maximum Power Output 5+5 mW 5+5 mW
Playback Time 42 hours(audio)/ 6.5 hours(video) 50 hours(audio)/ 10 hours(video)
Power Source Built-in Li-ion Rechargeable Battery / USB power (from a computer via the supplied USB cable) Built-in Li-ion Rechargeable Battery / USB power (from a computer via the supplied USB cable)
Connectivity WM-PORT and USB 2.0 WM-PORT, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth

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