Top 10 most popular MP3 gadgets for 2009 (photos)
Zune HD (32GB, platinum)
The good: The Zune HD's brilliant OLED display, HD Radio tuner, long battery life, movie rentals, and subscription music integration finally give iPod expatriates something to shout about.
The bad: You still can't use the Zune with a Mac; Marketplace purchases require "Microsoft Points"; video format support is limited; audio quality lacks advanced controls; you'll need to purchase a dock accessory for HD video output; application and game selection stinks; and the recommended music subscription plan puts the real-world cost higher than the iPod.
The bottom line: The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers.
December 7, 2009 11:26 AM PST
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