Saturday, July 31, 2010

A quick look at Microsoft's slimmer Xbox 360 game system

The Xbox 360 250GB, priced at $300, is mainly an aesthetic change for the video game system introduced by Microsoft five years ago. Microsoft has decided on a much smaller, sleeker look, similar to the approach that Sony took with the PS3 Slim. With its black gloss finish and touch face controls, I feel that it is definitely a more eye pleasing overall design compared to the previous models.

The new design, also referred to as Xbox 360S, adds some functional changes. It has upped the number of USB ports to five and the cooling vents are much more prominently placed on top of the system. This model also has built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, as opposed to the previous models which required an external adapter (about $100). It also features a dedicated port for Kinect, Xbox's motion sensing camera which will be available later this year.


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