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Zune HD prices leaked, start at $220 for 16GB model

By Jos
Aug 11, 2009
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  1. Microsoft’s upcoming Zune HD has seen a lot of good press in recent weeks. Its high-quality OLED screen along with the HD video support and souped-up graphics are just a few of the things that may give it an edge over the iPod touch. Now, thanks to some shots of the Best Buy inventory system obtained by Gizmodo and a subsequent leak by Amazon we also know what the portable media player will cost.

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  2. Buy.com lists the Zune HD release date as September 15th.

    http://www.buy.com/toc/zune/67154.html?1=1
  3. When I recently bought an MP3 player for $15 at Frys, I wonder what planet some people are from. $220 for crappy sound? I bought my 5 channel computer sound system for less than that. And you hear this sound thru earbuds?
  4. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    You obviously haven't owned a high end MP3 player. The earbuds are included so people can start enjoying the music immediately. Most intelligent people realize the earbuds are crap and will purchase a better solution. Now sign up for an TS account already.
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    You obviously haven't owned a high end MP3 player. The earbuds are included so people can start enjoying the music immediately. Most intelligent people realize the earbuds are crap and will purchase a better solution. Now sign up for an TS account already.
  6. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Microsoft gets all the press on the Zune that it wants to buy... there is no restriction on big money
  7. je29836

    je29836 Newcomer, in training Posts: 26

    the apple peeps are gonna counter the zune hd bigtime cuz there is no way they are gonna let microsoft **** on their precious ipod. iphone hd anyone?
  8. shossofe

    shossofe TechSpot Member Posts: 49



    Yeah, I see people walking around with their 300 dollar mp3 players and then i see them with their crappy earbuds. That just makes me think that they are just throwing their money away. If you truly appreciate the music coming out of that moneybox, then buy better earbuds.

    Even 20 dollars can get you really good buds.





    But damn, the Zune is that cheap? 0-o I read some other article and it said that it would be the same price as iTouch. haha, better for me, I get to save =D
  9. zion21

    zion21 Newcomer, in training

    $220 for the 16GB is an ok price but im sick of MP3 players with flash drives. Whats so bad about using mini hard drives? I have the zune 30gb and have it completely filled up, 16GB would be painful to me.
  10. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TechSpot Maniac Posts: 481   +8

    The main attractions are the ability to make the device slimmer, and no moving parts should help extend the life of the device.
  11. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Good prices, but personally anything below 30gb for myself is simply to small. Curious to know if the second generation Zune's are gonna drop in price with the next gen coming this fall.
     
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