Many months after the intro, it's nice to see that a new review of the Zune 120 GB. Sometimes it is these later reviews, when all the initial enthusiasm has melted away, that can be the most objective of a product.
Website I4U News takes on the challenge of the Zune 120 GB. This is the only hard drive player that Microsoft is making these days, and matches the largest of the iPod hard drive line. The review is a reasonable length, and hits all the high points of the player. They also focus their attentions on the ecosystem, better known as the Zune Marketplace, that the Zunes fit into. While they don't go into lesser used functions, such as picture viewing, or battery life while playing videos, they do talk about using the built in WiFi to access Marketplace tunes via the all-you-can-eat subscription.
While their review does a good job of highlighting the uses of the monthly subscription Zune pass, I hope that users with exisiting larger music collections don't feel that they are left out, or that the Zune is not a viable player for their collections. Plenty of us have a Zune, and don't use the subscription aspect. While it is a reasonable option for many users, it is not for everyone. I think their overall score of 8 is pretty accurate however you look at it.
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