Bargain: 15% off a Microsoft Zune HD [US]

Yesterday, the Brits were treated to a cheap copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and today the lucky Americans across the pond can grab a Zune HD with 15% off the retail price.

Thanks to Dell you can use a coupon to get 15% off electronics equipment:

  • Choose a Zune HD 16GB or Zune HD 32GB
  • Add to cart
  • Use discount code 6FWJ247J1P44CK
  • Zune HD 32GB will drop to $246.49 from $289.99
  • Zune HD 16GB will drop to $186.99 from $219.99
Microsoft is planning a Zune software update tomorrow, the same day that it will release the new Zune HD. It's expected that the latest update will include more HD video options and an application marketplace. Zune HD applications were confirmed by a Microsoft official in late August. Last month Microsoft company officials also confirmed that current Zune models, the Zune 8, 16, 80, and 120, have all been discontinued and that the Zune HD will be the only Zune device manufactured. Prices for the Zune HD are currently $219.99 for the 16GB model and $289.99 for the 32GB variant.

Although Microsoft originally planned to release the Zune HD internationally later this year, company officials confirmed last week that there are no plans right now to offer the Zune HD in markets outside the US.

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I suppose the 15% off comes attached onto the shipping. I had pre-ordered my 32 GB at my local Best Buy & will be knocking at there door in the a.m. Very excited. I'm conteplating on purchasing a 16 GB also. My Mom-in-law has converted from Apple to Micro & would be a great gift for her 60th B-day.

Just ordered 32GB version. Wish it were all black, but getting ~$45 off > paying full price and getting it in a black option.

It's a good deal. It's a bit un-news like, but certainly it's a nice deal.

In fact, I picked up the 32GB version of HD in the exact same deal on Saturday (2 days ago). In case anyone is interested, I originally found it at:
http://www.uberi.com

There are a lot of nice features for the Zune HD. I am a huge fan of OLED screens, which Zune uses. You gotta check them out (such as Sony's 11" OLED HDTV screen available at some Sony stores). Totally amazing.

Brandon said,
I'm sorry, this isn't front page news. Dell has offers like this ALL OF THE TIME.

And this reported here and Engadget yesterday has been available for a week or so. Better late than never but this has been going on for a while.

I really want one of these to replace my old stolen 30GB Gen1 Zune but I know in my heart that I will not use it much. I usually stream to my Pre or listen to podcasts when I'm on the road (which is increasingly less frequent these days). I really hope they have a phoneified version of this in the works because then I could theoretically justify it as a simple phone upgrade that maintains my commitment to electronic convergence.

It looks like it is only $49.99 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Zune-G9D-00001-HD-Sy...52943455&sr=8-1

This is a steel compared to Apple's solution. The dock (that comes with NO cables what-so-ever, must supply your own usb Cable or w/e) is $49.99. If you want video out, the component cables (no HDMI option) cost another $49.99.

I tried to get by with some cheep Rocketfish iPod component cables for my iPhone ($40), no dice. When I plugged them into my iPhone I got the message that this accessory is not compatible.

Hey, at least you're using a different image for the articles referring to the Zune HD now, the other image looked awful.

Great discount!

Not as excited about the Zune after reading this article:

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/09...he_zune_hd.html

Now, I don't believe everything it says in that article, it is from a pro-apple website after all. I still think the oled screen will be amazing, just as with the new Sony walkmans. But I am worried about the processor, it does seem to be built up on hype.

Tegra's ARM11/integrated graphics = 35 fps in Quake III.
Pandora's Coretex-A8 with SGX GPU core =40-60 fps.

It does seem to be underpowered. Maybe this is why the 3gs can output 1080p, while the Zune hd only delivers 720p?

cakesy said,
Not as excited about the Zune after reading this article:

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/09...he_zune_hd.html

Now, I don't believe everything it says in that article, it is from a pro-apple website after all. I still think the oled screen will be amazing, just as with the new Sony walkmans. But I am worried about the processor, it does seem to be built up on hype.

Tegra's ARM11/integrated graphics = 35 fps in Quake III.
Pandora's Coretex-A8 with SGX GPU core =40-60 fps.

It does seem to be underpowered. Maybe this is why the 3gs can output 1080p, while the Zune hd only delivers 720p?

3gs does not output 1080p. I have one in my hand and it is not ouputting 1080p. What it is doing is just down-conversion..

And I have checked that article. The author is just simply misleading people.

zagor said,

3gs does not output 1080p. I have one in my hand and it is not ouputting 1080p. What it is doing is just down-conversion..

And I have checked that article. The author is just simply misleading people.


Some of the stuff he says seems wrong, but you can't argue with it all, as you haven't.

And the chips in the 3gs allow it to output at 1080p, it is just not supported in the software...yes, if ever.