Microsoft Zune HD
Many third party apps and games available and being developed.
Very small and portable.
Easy to use.
Decent battery life.
Crossplatform "ecosystem" combines 1080p at home and 720ptogo.
Built-in HD Radio/FM tuner.
WiFi, with downloading directly to the device, plus social connectivity.
The Zune HD has a 3 year warranty.
Hardware is small and compact.
Impressive 2D and 3D graphics.
Mostly very polished interface.
No case or screen protector included.
Included headphones not that good.
Marketplace is bare.
No flash support in browser.
Does not support Windows Media Video Digital Copy.
Zune software could be more intuitive, less sluggish.
There are no custom equalizer options on this flash MP3 player.
Desktop software seems to have a bug that causes the computer screen to flicker.
Many functions in the Zune are very slow.
Can't stop the radio once you start it playing without powering down the unit.
Battery and WiFi status.
Some of the best features cost extra.
By Dev Hardware on August 25, 2011
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By ConsumerSearch on October 01, 2010
Reviewers say the Microsoft Zune HD is a worthy competitor to the Apple iPod touch (*Est. $230 for 8 GB). Although more experts prefer the touch overall, the Microsoft Zune HD is a great alternative for those who don't want to buy an iPod or to be...-
By DragonSteelMods on August 01, 2010
The Zune HD is one of the best media players on the market today truly, but it has some issues that can’t be ignored. Specifically the lack of flash and the overall lack of support from Microsoft in the marketplace. These two things really hurt...80
By Big Picture Big Sound on June 23, 2010
The Zune interface both at the keys and on the go is kind of, y'know, pretty (there, I said it), so while I did have to really search (and wait) for what I wanted at times, the lively Zune experience might indeed have an edge over the plainer, more...88
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
If the music is the most important feature to you on an MP3 player, the Zune offers the...100
By Fudzilla on January 11, 2010
Who would have said that Apple would become uncontested king of music player market. Just 20 years ago Sony's Walkman and later Discman dominated the music player market. In very late 2009, when tapes are long gone and MP3s are far more popular than...-
By The Gadgeteer on January 04, 2010
Man, this review HURTS me to write. I’m a Microsoft fangirl. I have been since before I bought my first computer with 4 mb of memory and a 40 mb hard drive that had to be partitioned so the operating system (DOS) could handle it. I even LOVE...-
By HardwareZone.com on December 21, 2009
While Apple's iPod is ubiquitous, music fans always have their ears to the ground (and to their earphones) and are aware of the many other alternative portable media players (PMPs). One of the more recent and notable PMP devices to hit this space is...90
By eTech Reviews on November 28, 2009
A great player by Microsoft which is excellent in music and video playbacks but the browser could have been better.Sum and Substance:Thumbs Up:Great OLED display, HD radio tuner, long batter life, movie rentals and subscription features.Thumbs...-
By PCWorld on October 28, 2009
The Microsoft Zune HD is the Zune that I wish Microsoft had released last year. I found a lot to like about the Zune HD and the Zune 4.0 software. The device marks a huge improvement from last year's model in speed, usability, video quality, and...81