Microsoft Zune 120
Released September, 2008
The Pros:Big Screen.
The Cons:Windows Only.
The Microsoft Zune 120 is a high-end portable MP3/media playback device designed obviously by the Microsoft Corporation; their aim is to provide aggressive competition against Apple's popular iPod devices and iTunes marketplace.
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The Zune 120 model features a 120GB internal hard drive capacity, a built-in FM tuner, and wireless sync compatibility for complete wireless song and media transfer via a home wireless network. Additional Zune 120 features include a large size 3.2" color LCD screen, wireless Zune to Zune media sharing, Zune marketplace support, audiobook and device gaming support, and an option to buy any songs that were recently played on the FM radio.
The new Zune models are designed with a much thinner body style when compared to the older models; the earlier models were frequently criticized for their "massive" size when compared to competing devices such as the very slim and portable Apple iPod devices. The Microsoft Zune marketplace has also undergone a complete design overhaul as Microsoft has tried to modernize more features and provide a smoother music browsing interface.
- High-end portable media playback device
- 120GB internal storage capacity
- 3.2" color LCD display screen
- Wireless Zune to Zune media sharing, and home network media transfer
- Integrated FM radio
- Zune marketplace support
Most of this information comes directly from the manufacturer's website
- HDD Capacity: 120 gigabytes (GB)
- Up to 30,000 songs, or 25,000 pictures, or 375 hours of video
- Screen/ Display
- Size: 3.2-inch color display
- Type: Scratch-resistant glass
- Orientation: Vertical (music) and horizontal (pictures and videos)
- Resolution: 320 pixels x 240 pixel
- 18-bit color (262,144 colors)
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible
- Range: Up to 30 feet
- Wireless Sync
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible
- Authentication modes: Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA2
- Encryption modes: WEP 64- and 128-bit, TKIP, and AES
- Audio Support:
- Windows Media® Audio Standard (WMA) (.wma): Up to 320 Kbps; constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48 kHz sample rate. WMA Pro 2-channel up to 384 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48 kHz
- WMA Lossless
- Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b, .mov): .m4a and .m4b files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48 kHz
- MP3 (.mp3): up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48 kHz
- Picture Support
- Video Support
- Windows Media Video (WMV) (.wmv): Main and Simple Profile, CBR or VBR, up to 3.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD WMV files at device sync
- MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video: Simple Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync
- H.264 video: Baseline profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD H.264 files at device sync
- DVR-MS: Zune software will transcode at device sync
- Included Accessories
- Zune Sync Cable
- Three pairs of foam earpiece covers
- External Ports
- Connector port
- Headphone jack / AV output
- Available Colors: Glossy black
- Music, up to 30 hours (wireless off); video, up to 4 hours
- Charge time: 3 hours; 2 hours to 90 percent
- 61.1 mm x 108.2 mm x 12.9 mm (w x h x d)
- Weight: 4.5 ounces (128 grams)
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