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Microsoft Zune HD

from  $599.95+

    Microsoft Zune HD

    from  $599.95+
    from  $599.95+
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    83 Global Score
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
    83

    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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    Pros
    • Gorgeous new UIResponsive touchscreenZune Pass
    Cons
    • Limited beyond music and video playbackUnclear roadmap for applicationsNo Mac compatibility

    Reviews

    84
     
    Average Critic Score
    Critic Reviews 12
    91
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 126
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    Specs

    Key Specs

    Type
    Audio / video player
    Media type
    Internal storage
    Audio playback time
    up to 3320
    Video playback time
    up to 8.520
    Audio codec support
    Aac, Mp3, Wma
    Video codec support
    Avi, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid
    Screen size
    3.322
    Screen resolution
    480x272
    WiFi
    Yes
    Installable apps
    Yes

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    83 Global Score
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
    83

    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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    User Reviews

    100
    PiroThePyro
    I will admit, I was extremely excited to pick mine up last Tuesday (32GB Platinum),...read more
    100
    LJKelley
    Microsoft’s new touch screen portable media player is the new kid on the block...read more
    90
    Kale
    This was an impulse buy for me, to be honest. I'd heard some reviews and...read more
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