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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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Pros
  • Gorgeous new UIResponsive touchscreenZune Pass
Cons
  • Limited beyond music and video playbackUnclear roadmap for applicationsNo Mac compatibility
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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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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
Model
32GB

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (32 MB) (Flash)
Radio tuner
Yes (HD radio)

Supported media

Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
Yes (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv)
Photo viewer
Yes (Hd photo, Jpeg)

Audio quality

Noise cancellation
No

Display

Display
Yes (16:9)

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
Yes (Hdmi, Composite)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Audio playback time
up to 33 hours

Other features

Screen size
3.3 inches
Screen resolution
480x272
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
Color
Model
Processor

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (Flash)
Radio tuner
Yes (No) (Yes)

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
Yes
Model
Zune HD(the official specs)

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (Flash)
Radio tuner
Yes

Other features

Screen size
3.3 inches
Screen resolution
480x272
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes

Supported media

Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wma
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
Yes
Photo viewer
Yes

Display

Display
Yes

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0
Video output
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable
Audio playback time
up to 180 hours
Model
32GB

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (32 MB) (Flash)
Radio tuner
Yes (HD radio)

Supported media

Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
Yes (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv)
Photo viewer
Yes (Hd photo, Jpeg)

Audio quality

Noise cancellation
No

Display

Display
Yes (16:9)

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
Yes (Hdmi, Composite)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Audio playback time
up to 33 hours

Other features

Screen size
3.3 inches
Screen resolution
480x272
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
Zune HD expanded memory info

General

Media type
Internal storage (Flash)
Radio tuner
Yes
Model
16GB

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (Flash)
Radio tuner
Yes (No) (No)

Other features

Screen size
3.3 inches
Screen resolution
480x272
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes

Supported media

Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wma
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
Yes
Photo viewer
Yes

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes
Bluetooth
No

Display

Display
Yes

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable
Audio playback time
up to 33 hours
Video playback time
up to 8.5 hours

Audio features

Speakers
None
Audio recording
No
Volume limiter
No

Audio quality

Noise cancellation
No
Equalizer
Yes

Software

Apps (default)
Browser, Calculator, Games
Installable apps
Yes
Upgradeable firmware
Yes

Camera

Camera
No

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
Yes
Model
64GB

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)
Radio tuner
Yes (HD radio)

Supported media

Audio codec support
Mp3, Wav, Wma
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
Yes (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv)
Photo viewer
Yes (Hd photo, Jpeg)

Display

Display
Yes (16:9)

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
Yes (Hdmi, Composite)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Other features

Screen size
3.3 inches
Screen resolution
480x272
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
Expanded memory info.

General

Media type
Internal storage (Flash)
Radio tuner
Yes
Model
32GB