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A link for the 64GB Zune HD had popped up on Microsoft's website
Microsoft will soon launch a 64GB Zune HD

When Microsoft first announced the Zune HD, one of the things that left many of us scratching our heads was the fact that the portable media device wouldn't launch with a 64GB option. At the time, it was well hypothesized that the third generation iPod touch would ship with such an option -- it did -- leaving Microsoft without an effective counterpunch.

Six months after the Zune HD launch, it now appears that Microsoft is finally getting around to adding a 64GB model to its Zune HD lineup. Engadget got word that a link to the 64GB model has been added to the official Zune website. However, the link is currently not active meaning that Microsoft probably isn't quite ready to make an official announcement.

Current MSRPs for the 16GB and 32GB Zune HDs are $219 and $289 respectively, although retailers like have them listed for a low $169 and $239 respectively. For comparison, Apple's 32GB and 64GB third generation iPod touch models feature MSRPs of $299 ($258) and $399 ($343).

Microsoft's Zune HD features an NVIDIA Tegra HD processor, 480x272 OLED display, 720p video output, and an HD radio receiver.

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RE: Nice, but still lacking.
By bodar on 3/29/2010 5:29:42 PM , Rating: 2
Well in comparison to the original Zune 4gb model, it's pretty big.

Not according to specs I've seen of the Zune 4GB. The HD is smaller:

HD = 4 x 2.1 x 0.35 inches
4GB = 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches

The HD also weighs half as much at 2.6 oz vs 5.6 oz

I love my HD 32GB.

RE: Nice, but still lacking.
By tdawg on 3/29/2010 7:04:55 PM , Rating: 2
You sure that's not for the Zune 30 or Zune 80? According to the tech specs on

Zune 4:
Size: 41.4 mm x 91.5 mm x 8.5 mm (w x h x d)
Weight: 1.7 ounces (47 grams)

Zune HD 32:
Size: 52.7 mm x 102.1 mm x 8.9 mm (w x h x d)
Weight: 2.6 ounces (74 grams)

For comparison, Zune 80:
Size: 61.1 mm x 108.2 mm x 12.9 mm (w x h x d)
Weight: 4.5 ounces (128 grams)

RE: Nice, but still lacking.
By bodar on 3/29/2010 7:15:11 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, you're correct. I was using the specs from and didn't bother to check since the 4GB is discontinued -- I just googled "zune 4GB weight". I knew the weight didn't seem right and it makes sense for the 120GB.

I still think the Zune HD could easily be strapped to the arm using something like the DLO Action Jacket. I use the Speck Pixelskin case for mine and carry in side pants pocket or backpack.

RE: Nice, but still lacking.
By tdawg on 3/29/2010 7:19:47 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, the Zune HD is light enough that you probably wouldn't even notice it being strapped to your arm.

RE: Nice, but still lacking.
By RjBass on 3/31/2010 11:09:23 AM , Rating: 2
I'm guessing your right, we will just have to pick one up and try it out first.

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