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Microsoft drops Zune HD price, others follow

zune_ces2010_logoWith no real announcement Microsoft has dropped the price of its Zune HD 16GB and 32GB models by $20. The Microsoft online store, as well as Best Buy, have the media players priced at $199 and $269 respectively. Amazon and Walmart have dropped the 32GB model by $40, offering it at $249 (Reg. $289). The 16GB model is currently $188 (Reg. $219).

The Zune HD is an iPod competitor which offers wireless synching to your PC. The player (much smaller than an iPhone and earlier Zune models) boasts a brilliant 3.3-inch OLED touchscreen display. Video resolution is 480 x 272 resolution at 16:9. Other notable features include built-in HD Radio and export to HDTV at 720p via external dock (sold separately.)

Will the price reductions stick? More than likely considering if there was demand the prices wouldn’t have dropped in the first place.

Jeff Chabothttps://hd-report.com
Jeff has a background in photography, video and television production. He writes about technology, broadcasting, home theater, and digital entertainment.


  1. More likely because the Windows 7 Phone will introduce with Zune Media functions, making the Zune HD more of a complimentary device than the main focal point for portable entertainment. Or possibly the introduction of a 64GB model taking over the top price point. At under 250 for the Zune HD 32 this is an excellent deal for an audiophile grade media device for use in a high end Home Theater system. The clarity of the Zune far exceeds the iPod Touch which it replaced. The Zune is a serious High Definition Audio\video device which never fails to impress everyone who hears it. Excellent product, and I’ve used just about all of them.

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