The Zune HD is a portable media player made by Microsoft, available in three models, as of December 2010. It offers touch screen navigation and Wi-Fi synchronization and web browsing. The player also features HD radio and HD video out. The three models are Zune HD 16, 32 and 64.
Size and Weight
These units are 4.02 inches high (102.1 mm), 2.07 inches wide (52.7 mm) and 0.35 inches deep (8.9 mm). They weigh 2.6 ounces (74 grams).
The Zune HD 16, 32 and 64 have capacities of 16, 32 and 64 gigabytes respectively. This equates to up to 4,000, 8,000 or 16,000 songs or, for all models, up to 25,000 pictures. In terms of video, the models can store HD video from Zune Marketplace and video optimized for the device. The HD 16 can store up to 5 hours of HD video or 22 hours of optimized video. The HD 32 more than doubles this, with a storage capacity of 10 hours of HD and 48 hours of optimized video. For the HD 64, the figures are 20 hours of HD and 96 hours of optimized video.
The HD 16 is onyx black. The HD 32 is platinum silver. The HD 64 is black. Buying from Zune Originals gives you access to more color options and customized finishes.
The screen is a 3.3-inch OLED, or organic light emitting diode, color display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The resolution is 480 pixels x 272 pixels. It is made from scratch-resistant glass and offers touch input capability. Orientation for music is vertical and for videos, horizontal.
The models are wireless 802.11b/g compatible and wireless sync capable. Available authentication modes are Open, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), and WPA2, the latest version of WPA. Encryption modes available are WEP 64- and 128-bit, TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).
With the wireless turned off, the battery lasts for up to 33 hours of music playback and 8.5 of video play. Charging time is about 3 hours, when you connect the Zune to your PC. If you use the A/C adapter, charging takes about 2 hours.
Each model has a connector port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a built-in FM/HD radio receiver. These devices support three languages: English, French and Spanish.
Included in the Zune packaging are headphones — with 3 pairs of foam earpiece covers — and a syncing cable.