It looks like Acer is still trying to create a slight ripple in the DAP/PMP market by switching up its marketing strategies to target the legions of Sudoku fans out there.
The addition of a handful of built-in games does make their new 20GB MP-340 player more appealing than the company’s previous offerings…assuming you’ve been blessed with superhuman eyesight, that is. Even though no one could comfortably view anything – much less a grid-based puzzle – on a 1.8″ TFT (262K colors, 160 x 128), the player supports ACV videos (and you have tons of those, right?), JPG images, and MP3 and WMA audio files.
If 20GB barely scratches the surface of your media collection, the MP-340′s SD/MMC expansion slot can take care of that. And don’t hold back when transferring all your music via USB 2.0 either: the device’s lithium polymer battery can provide up to 10 hours of audio playback time with the display turned off.
Measuring 3.47″ x 2.56″ x 0.81″, the 5.2-ounce player is available now in Germany for between $280 and $318, depending on where you shop. Whether the player makes it to U.S. shores remains to be seen, but the fact that it’s not (yet) listed on their website isn’t encouraging.
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