Zune HD Loaded with Powerful Nvidia Processor

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MeTo

With it's small share doe's anybody really care.

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gendoikari1

Share isn't everything (ask AMD).

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gendoikari1

I wonder how nVidia managed to get Chuck Norris's testosterone into the Tegra?

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DBsantos77

LMAO

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Keatah

isn't it amusing how the industry gyrates fitfully between big screens and small screens with HD?? They want a big screen in a small device and a small screen in a big device! Look at the netbook then notebook then netbook then notebook 'battle'! The industry is really in a mess of panties with that one!! All that aside.. Can the zune get me on the internet and make calls? Afterall, the industry is telling me I have to take it all with me.. The ZuneHD does not!

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mesiah

They keep referring to power management, but with this much processing power one has to wonder what the battery life on this thing is going to be. I really hope this thing takes off, but I have my doubts. I think portable media players will all but disappear in the near future. Why carry two devices when your phone could easily manage both? If they mated this device with a phone and at least 12 hours of battery life I would be all over it.

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Chocolate

First off, I will likely buy this anyway, but my question is...

Will microsoft allow 3ed party apps? What good is all that tegra power if it cant be used to its full potential. Microsoft allows 3ed party games on my current Zune 80 so it would be awesome if it allowed apps. 

 Anyway, 16 GB for $300 is pretty darn good. 

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dracx619

i believe there will be 3rd party apps. i read somewhere else that they were talking money for other devs to port and mak enew apps for the zune

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K0BALT

lmao @ Crysis mobile..... good question!

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mls067

For some reason I am really, really excited about getting one of these. It takes a lot to get me to this point..lol...I hope I am not let down. It won't be the first time though.

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SuperiorBeing

How does this fare against the ZMS-05 (SoC that the Zii Egg uses)?  Also, I thought that Apple didn't make their own SoCs, but bought them.

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D.E.

What the f**k!? Paul, this is old news. The tegra chip was announced a while ago by nvidia and among the devices they had on hand was the Zune HD.

 Jesus, Im so glad I don't subscribe to you guys. What would be your next "Breaking news" article, Crysis 2 announced? 

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nekollx

 But will ir play Crysis Mobile?

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TheMiddleman

Let's just hope their Tegra line has better QA then their mobile gpu line.

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Pentium 0

luckily these things dont have to worry about heat too much.

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I Jedi

It's a shame the general population will have no idea what the hell the Nvidia Tegra is.

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jcollins

It sounds interesting, but the key is going to be the implementation and longevity on the MS side.   I've seen different "unique" video chips for portables over the years that never actually go anywhere other than the first generation of a product.  There's a lot of talk about how great it is, but the manufacturers never actually use it for anything and it withers over the generations.

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PC_destroyer

Well, the Zune HD uses Tegra's mobile series of CPU s. They made more powerful ones that will be powering UMPCs, Netbooks, and more. Many manufacturers are already making products with Tegra and they'll be out as early as the end of this year.

 

Also, nVidia's Ion wasn't too popular but they're still going ahead with an Ion 2.

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