Best Tech of 2004 

By Cuinn Huber 

Auvi’s SA250 MP3 Player & USB Flash Drive: 

The MP3 player is a USB device with a built-in FM tuner and voice recorder that can record MP3 radio broadcasts. It has a 256 MB storage or about 60 minutes of music. Obviously, we have made leaps and bounds of progress over the last 17 years since 256mb is only about a quarter of a gigabyte. Keep in mind, most USB drives today have at least 64 gigabytes of storage. 

Apple’s all-in-one iMac G5 computer: 

The iMac G5 is a whopping 1.8 ghz desktop with a 2GB SRAM; there is also a 256MB memory pre-installed. The screen is 17 inch 1440×900 pixels widescreen. Compare that to the latest apple desktop which came out in the spring, which has two terabytes of storage, a 24 inch 4.5k display, and 16gb of unified memory which is faster and more efficient then RAM. There is also a high definition 1080p facetime which was not on the 2004 model.

The Motorola RAZR V3:

 The most popular cell phone of the year had 5.5MB of storage, a 0.3MP camera with a 2.2 inch home screen and a mini SIM card. Compare that with the standard Iphone 13 model, which has a minimum storage of 128GB and a 12MP double camera and almost triple the screen size with a 6.1 inch display.