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Toshiba Gigabeat F20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Toshiba Gigabeat F20. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the sound and price. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the usability, while some have doubts about the portability and reliability.

performance, design, durability, price, sound

reliability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Toshiba Gigabeat F20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: Rebecca Day (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20 Review


You can't blame consumer electronics companies for wanting to carve out a slice of Apple's pie, but any product that takes a serious run at the iPod had better do everything it does – and do a better job at it. It has to look cool, store gobs of tunes...

Big colorful display ; stylish design

Poor navigation; bad software; prone to lock-ups

the Gigabeat doesn't give Apple a run for its money with this generation of product.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Betts (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20


After a brief period where medium-sized hard drive players such as iPod's Mini dominated the portable music player market, it now appears that players...

Excellent screen; useful one-touch rip/record function

Unnecessarily complicated to use

Taken purely as a player or picture viewer it's a good product at a good price but it's fatally hamstrung by poor software and complicated operation.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Benny Har-Even (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20 Portable Audio Player


Another contender steps up to take on the ubiquitous iPod. The Gigabeat's feature list ensures that it's got the brawn, but does it have the brains?

Toshiba’s slogan for the Gigabeat is, ‘Because Music is Just Better in Color’. This is of course, ridiculous; it sounds the same, but there is something to be said for the screen. As with mobiles, colour screens have been slow to appear on portable...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Tony Hughes (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20 Review


On paper the Toshiba Gigabeat F20 looks good. It's got a decent size 2.2” screen, landscape display option, as much storage as anything else in its class, and the promise of ripping your CDs directly into the device whilst bypassing your PC's hard...

1 Touch CD Rip that bypasses your PCs hard-drive ; Large clear screen ; Standard connections ; Cons ; Software on device and on PC is not particularly intuitive ; Plus touch is nice for input but a little slow

Software on device and on PC is not particularly intuitive ; Plus touch is nice for input but a little slow

Toshibas Australian website does not list any pricing, but refers the client to a dealer - so shop around and make sure you get the best deal. New Zealand-based has them listed at NZ$520.82 (about US$367).

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Andy Shaw (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20


Toshiba's Gigabeat range is designed to take Apple head on, with hard disk-based music players available in 10, 20, 40 and 60GB versions.

This is a handy player, especially if you're looking for an iPod-like device that can be controlled from the likes of Windows Media Player.

Expert review by: Don Bradbury (

Review: Toshiba Gigabeat F20


Don Bradbury looks at (and listens to) Toshiba's latest iPod competition

Despite some idiosyncrasies, the Toshiba Gigabeat performs quite well. It is a usable alternative to the iPod Photo, for instance, and with its 20GB hard drive it can store a large number of files of sundry types. The larger capacity alternatives in...

Consumer review by: ToshibaTom (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20


I find my F20 to be great. My kids all have ipods and made fun of me until I showed them how well it works. Great sound, fast data loading, and it holds pictures.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Johnny D (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20


I just bought an F20 for the amazing price of $249 Canadian. Everything about the player so far has been pretty slick. I was taken aback by the two instruction manuals at first, but they make operating the player and the software pretty much idiot...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Matt (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20


Ive had my f20 for over a year now and its still going strong. I love it so easy to use. so cheap for 20GB the mini iPods 4GB are the same price. So which one would you Choose. I love it so much. Great and durable MP3 i really recommend this MP3.

Consumer review by: Major (

Toshiba Gigabeat F20


i have a gigabeat, and my 1 works just fine, dont no what you all are on, but mine is grreat!!!!!!