Microsoft Zune HD 32GB Portable Media Player Review
23 June 2010
Conclusion: 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 static iTunes in terms of sheer fun. And with HD Radio, OLED and 720p in my pocket, the Zune HD player definitely has an edge over every other portable in terms of its high-end feature set.
Pros: Cross-platform "ecosystem" combines 1080p at home and 720p-to-go, Built-in HD Radio/FM tuner, Wi-Fi, with downloading directly to the device, plus social connectivity
Cons: Does not support Windows Media Video Digital Copy, Zune software could be more intuitive, less sluggish
Excerpt: While the first Zune was just another MP3 player to many, the same can't be said about the Zune HD, the follow-up player from Microsoft. Could the Windows maker finally have a device that will give a new impetuous to the MP3 player market? We've been living with one for the last month to work it whether the hype is justified.