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November 28, 2007

CNET Reveals Pathetic Battery Life In Zune 80

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The various Zune players from Microsoft were hot sellers this past Black Friday, but those that purchased the Zune 80 will be disappointed to learn the results of battery life tests conducted by CNET. Microsoft rates the Zune for 30 hours of audio playback with the Wi-Fi turned off, but CNET found in lab tests the players is only capable of about 22 hours. With the Wi-Fi feature turned on, battery life is further reduced to 18.5 hours. It would be interesting to see the results of battery life tests for solely video playback. What do you think, 5 hours?? While this is disappointing, it'll really tick off those that bought the Zune 80 to know that the iPod Classic 80 GB player plays back a remarkable 45 hours of audio on a single battery lifetime!

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Posted by Justin Davey at November 28, 2007 1:00 AM

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Check out the tech specs at Zune.net. 30 hours for audio playback, 4 for video.


Posted by: Justin at November 30, 2007 8:48 PM

Uh wait? Where did you get this whole Microsoft advertising the Zune for 30 hours anyway?.. Last time I checked--they said around 20 hours.


Posted by: Yosouf at November 30, 2007 8:24 PM
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