Meta Review: Epson P-2000 and P-4000 Multimedia Storage Viewers

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Availability: Oct 4 in Japan
Price: $630

If you've been dying to find a place to store your digital images, look no further. The Epson P-4000 Multimedia not only gives you "80 GB hard disk drive, so it can double up as a portable storage unit for any PC or Mac files," but also gives you the power to carry all your photos with you wherever you go. "Whether you are indoors or outdoors, you'll be able to enjoy viewing your photos from the Epson P-4000."
But larger capacity isn't everything, they say. "As well as the increased storage capacity, Epson P4000 adds a slightly more powerful 2600 mAh battery and support for MPEG 4 files and MP3 / AAC files up to 320 kbps." And along with USB 2.0, it also "can accept Type II CF and SD memory cards."
Just like it's predecessor the P-2000, it "provides support for digital camera and camcorder movies and music files. You can add music files to your slide shows for a fun and lively presentation of your images." Always nice to have with you.
But one of the nicest things about this new photo viewer is it's size. It "measures 147x31.4x84mm and weighs approximately 415 grams." So if you've been dying for a portable image storage device, the P-4000 is your ticket. Just think of the fun you can have.

Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer [DPReview]
Epson P-4000 Photo Viewer Announced [PhotographyBlog]
Epson P-4000 photo viewer with 80 Gb HDD [SLRWorld]