Microsoft Xbox 360

Basic Specs

Audio / Video playback DVD, CD
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
External memory Memory card, USB mass storage
Game media Disc
Backwards compatibility Xbox (partial)

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias Xbox 360 Pro, Xbox 360 Premium

Pricing / SKUs

SKU description 20GB, 60GB with dedicated HDMI out

Hardware

Width 12.2 inches
Depth 10.55 inches
Height 3.15 inches
Color White
Exterior surface Matte

Performance

CPU brand PowerPC
CPU model Xenon
CPU speed 3.2 GHz
CPU cores 3
GPU brand ATI
GPU model Xenos
RAM 512 MB

Connectivity

IR Yes

Audio / Video

Supported resolutions 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p
Audio / Video playback DVD, CD
Supported video files MPEG4, AVI, WMV, DivX, Xvid, MOV

Ports

Audio / Video output Proprietary, HDMI
Physical controller port(s) 3
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
Wireless connection type IR
USB 3
Ethernet Yes

Storage

Internal storage 20 GB, 60 GB
External memory Memory card, USB mass storage

Software

Game media Disc
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Backwards compatibility Xbox (partial)

Power

Power supply External

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8.0

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  • Design 7
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  • Performance 8
  • Heat / noise 5

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Branhower (Currently owns)

    The console I bought right after it launched lasted me a good 4 years. Not a bad run for the rumored failure rate. I bought a used unit on eBay and it had HDMI! Always a nice plus.

    The difference in design between the newer "S" model and the model I have really turn out to be a wash. I personally like the older console in terms of outward appearance, but the newer console has internal Wifi. Backwards-compatibility comes at a cost though with the new design; since all the old peripherals no longer work (except memory cards and controllers).

    Microsoft has always been at the top of the software game. Streaming media from your computer and media players has been supported since day one, and since then; they have added many features, including streaming from popular online media services, buying games online, and plenty of settings to cater to all forms of content and displays. The updates are great as well; the newest one bringing the Metro UI is my all-time favorite.

    Not only is game selection great on store shelve; but Live Arcade games and their online store make variety intense and availability a non-issue. I would recommend buying games in the store or on Live Arcade only if you have slow broadband internet.

    The controller design is great too, there's no need to stretch your left thumb to reach the left joystick; the control often used for movement in games. This makes play more comfortable. Performance for a current-gen console is on-par, but these newer games are really demonstrating the need for a new generation. Battlefield 3 being the glaring example.

    The major drawback for this version of the system though is the noise made. I have plugged this thing into home theaters and still heard the fans whirring over the sounds coming from games. The DVD-ROM drive is pretty loud too, but this can be countered by putting games on the hard drive.

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    Reviewed by camero (Currently owns)

    This console is a real piece of crap on the outside but what it lacks in aesthetics and fan noise it makes up for in experience. The newest software (late 2011) has actually made a difference in my giving it a 8 rather than a 6. This is coming from someone using the system without the Kinect peripheral that the new software was designed to take advantage of. The Play Station is far and away the better piece of hardware, but the combination of games and services on the Xbox 360 make it a better system all around in my mind.

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