News: Zune vs iPod in the Real World
Posted: October 2, 2006 06:53AM
- "A lot of comparisons have been made between the new 5.5G 30GB iPod and the Microsoft Zune on paper. The two players share the same hard drive capacity, but the Zune throws in a larger 3" screen, FM tuner and limited WiFi capabilities. And as we just recently found out, the two players also share the same $250 price tag. Now we have the images that we all have been waiting to see -- the two devices side by side. Not surprisingly, the Zune is the larger device in every dimension and its matte finish makes it look rather, shall we say, drab in the eyes of some. The Zune does have the advantage in weight, however. Jake Lundington reports that the Zune weighs "considerably less" than the iPod. This is most likely due to its all plastic construction whereas the iPod features a metal backing."