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Microsoft Zune HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2610 reviews of Microsoft Zune HD. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the price and sound are generally positive. The performance and design are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Zune HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Zune HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Microsoft Zune HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and size. The battery and sound also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Zune HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1711 user reviews of Microsoft Zune HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the sound and price. The performance and design are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the portability.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Microsoft's compact, Wi-Fi toting mini Zune looks like a cracking MP3 player on paper. But can it take on the might of the iPod Nano?

Brilliant performance and a stunning user experience in a gorgeous package. The iPod has finally met its match.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Zune review

 

You may have already made up your mind about the Zune. It's been picked apart in the US following its November launch, and won't be arriving in the UK till late 2007. But don't write its obituary just yet. The Wi-Fi player recently arrived at Stuff...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Nick Peers (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Zune 4.8.2345.0

 

It goes without saying that Microsoft wasn't going to let the likes of Apple's iTunes, Napster and Spotify just walk into the burgeoning digital media market without trying to grab a piece of the action for itself. Zune is its answer to these services,...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Zune HD review

 

Microsoft is discontinuing the older Zune models to focus on the Microsoft Zune HD and build an ecosystem of software and accessories around it. There's a lot to like about the Zune HD - from its slim design to its unique music discovery features - but...

Microsoft is definitely packing the punches in the battle for best touch portable media player and this is only the hardware. New apps, a variety of new music discovery features in the software and Zune's expansion into Xbox LIVE territory. Whether the...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Eric Dahl and Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Zune review

 

Microsoft's potential iPod assassin has already hit the shops in the US, but the timing of the Zune's appearance in the UK remains shrouded in mystery. So are European consumers missing out on a gadget that's, well, unmissable? Not exactly.

When it comes out in the UK, the Zune may well make a solid addition to the MP3 player market. It's a nice-looking (if slightly bulky) player offering decent audio quality. However, its features (particularly the Wi-Fi) don't go as deep as they might....

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Microsoft Zune HD

 

Comparing the Zune HD to Apple's iPod line is only natural, but I don't believe Microsoft is positioning its player as an "iPod killer." At this point, I think Microsoft (along with other vendors) knows better than that, and the term is trite. While...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : David Haskin, (techworld.com)

8GB second-generation Microsoft Zune

 

The first-generation Zune media player that Microsoft released last year was a so-so product with a few nice touches. So the question with the new, second-generation Zune is whether Microsoft is ready to surpass its competition, most notably Apple and...

While Microsoft has made solid progress with the Zune, the device still isn't compellingly more attractive than its competitors. It's not out in the UK as yet, but at $149 for the 4GB version and $199 for the 8GB version, in the US it's priced...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Microsoft Zune 80GB Media Player

 

The 80GB Zune is a decent choice as an 80GB MP3 player. It sounds great, its interface isn't a hindrance, and its pricing is right in line with the competition. Accessories and features such as premium headphones and an FM tuner give it at least one...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Zune 16 GB

 

When PC World reviewed Microsoft's previous Zune flash player last fall, we questioned whether support for wireless and for video was overkill on a de...

Wireless browsing, FM tuner, Intuitive interface and controls

Bulkier than other flash players, New firmware not preinstalled

If you prefer something extremely lightweight that integrates with a lot of third-party speakers and accessories, the fourth-generation 16GB iPod Nanos may be a better choice. All of these devices are available for about the same price as the Zune, so...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Eric Dahl (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Zune 80GB Media Player (Black)

 

Wireless syncing, good sound quality, and a nice touch control make this affordable player a good choice.

Intuitive controls and interface, wireless syncing

Comparatively low screen dpi

All in all, the 80GB Zune is a decent choice as an 80GB MP3 player. It sounds great, its interface isn't a hindrance, and its pricing is right in line with the competition. Accessories and features such as premium headphones and an FM tuner give it at...

Nov, 2007

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