Originally Posted by byteme
The 'Touch is the better comparison now in terms of screen size and quality.
Really? The Zune 80 and iPod Classic are both hard drive-based, both have the same resolution (320 x 240), both are $249 MSRP, and both are nearly the same size. They're pretty much tailor-made for comparisons. The only major difference is the screen size of the Zune being bigger.
The Touch on the other hand is flash-based, has a larger screen, a higher resolution screen, and is at least $50 to $250 more depending on capacity. There's no Zune that competes with it.
If someone wants a media player and they have a $500 budget, I think the Touch is the best way to go. But if they have $250 and they want 80 GB of storage, the Zune is a strong contender over the iPod Classic.