Dell Revs DJ One Day After Apple Updated iPods

Dell debuted its new DJ 30 Thursday, a minor revision to its portable music player that features a 30GB hard drive.

Dell advertises the DJ 30 as being able to store 15,000 songs -- double the 7,500 Apple advertises with its new 30GB iPod photo -- but only because the company assumes songs are encoded at 64kbps, not the more standard 128kbps.

The new DJ is 25% smaller than previous models and weighs 6.5 ounces, approaching iPod territory. Features otherwise remain consistant with previous DJ models. Hereis how the new Dell DJ 30 stacks up against Appleis new 30GB iPod photo, introduced yesterday:

  Dell DJ iPod photo
Capacity 30GB 30GB
Battery Life up to 12 hours up to 15 hours
Display 1.92" (160x104) monochrome LCD w/ blue back light 2.00" (220x176) 65,536-color LCD w/ LED back light
Equalizer 8 presets, 4 band user customizable 20 presets
Dimensions 4.0" x 2.5" x .74" 4.1" x 2.4" x .63"
Weight 6.5 oz. 6.4 oz.
Included Accessories Dock, Earphones, AC adapter, USB 2.0 cable Earphones, AC adapter, USB 2.0 cable
Price $299 $349