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June 22, 2010 1:10:59 PM

"S" stands for suuuuuwweeeeeeett. Almost got a jealous PS3 owner here. Nice looking system thats for sure.
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June 22, 2010 1:13:27 PM

I thought it was actually much smaller than the original, until I looked closely at the picture. I thought that the big port above the HDMI port was the HDMI port...

Anyways I was already wondering why everybody was calling it the slim in the first place, since it was never called such.

oh, and nice of them to give optical audio, although I have my doubts that it will be proper Dolby Digital 5.1, it will likely just be stereo.
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June 22, 2010 1:22:34 PM

PS3 owner here, not a fan boy though (kinda grown for that stuff). After seeing that Kinect sensor demonstrated, I've been leaning towards purchasing an Xbox360. Looks more promising than the Move to be honest, and this system seems pretty well built and complete compared to the bigger version.
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June 22, 2010 1:23:00 PM

S for Sexy.

No seriously I was watching Entourage yesterday and I saw like 19 commercials for this thing. It's pretty sexy.
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June 22, 2010 1:33:37 PM

S for.....slim? No, no ofcourse not.
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June 22, 2010 1:58:08 PM

xbeaterI thought it was actually much smaller than the original, until I looked closely at the picture. I thought that the big port above the HDMI port was the HDMI port...Anyways I was already wondering why everybody was calling it the slim in the first place, since it was never called such.oh, and nice of them to give optical audio, although I have my doubts that it will be proper Dolby Digital 5.1, it will likely just be stereo.

Everyone thought microsoft would release a slim version of the 360 instead of a redesigned case.
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Anonymous
June 22, 2010 1:58:55 PM

Never been a console user, mostly due to the extreme high price of the games of said consoles. Due to family & friends pressuring might be swayed to buy one... And this new Xbox looks really nice! Wonder if they just paid attention to the exterior or if that RRoD problem which I heard so much about is fixed and now a thing of the past??
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Anonymous
June 22, 2010 2:03:06 PM

how much longer 4 the xbox 3 comes out 2011 ????
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June 22, 2010 2:05:44 PM

S = Suuuuweeeet ? like you can really tell from the photo of the back of the machine.

I dont have or intend to own one but I l;ike many other people (owerns) would like to know if MS have done anything about the dire cooling setup inside the machine ?

After all smaller case means less room for air to circulate, and if the cooler hasnt been updated then the problem will still exist.

To make the whole machien look better - just drop the MS branding
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June 22, 2010 2:12:18 PM

Yay, they put the HDMI port on directly.
And is that? No, it can't be. DisplayPort? That really caught my attention.

Microsoft finally made the Xbox what it should have been, kudos on that.

Is the powerbrick still external? For my old xbox, it's huge, and damn near as loud as the Xbox itself.
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June 22, 2010 2:14:37 PM

popi55how much longer 4 the xbox 3 comes out 2011 ????

20never ok non like 2014.
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June 22, 2010 2:17:24 PM

anamaniacYay, they put the HDMI port on directly.And is that? No, it can't be. DisplayPort? That really caught my attention.Microsoft finally made the Xbox what it should have been, kudos on that.Is the powerbrick still external? For my old xbox, it's huge, and damn near as loud as the Xbox itself.

It's not a display port it's the plug for stndart composite cables.
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June 22, 2010 2:30:18 PM

xbeaterI thought that the big port above the HDMI port was the HDMI port.


That big port is the original Xbox 360 multi-out video port. They used to add optical audio in the dongle that plugs into that port so it's not totally new and should be 5.1 in games that support it.

Here is a page that shows the dongle version optical connector.

http://www.dolby.com/consumer/setup/connectivity/game-c...
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June 22, 2010 2:39:47 PM

It's pretty nice looking, I'll admit. However, it's really not much smaller, so I'm somewhat confused on why they bothered. Oh well, I may get one to add to my gaming collection (PC and PS3 currently). That is, assuming they actually fixed the overheating issues...
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June 22, 2010 2:42:15 PM

UserremovedIt's not a display port it's the plug for stndart composite cables.

The port over the ethernet?

Just read the Anand article, no internal PSU yet, butatleast it's smaller. Still huge for something that will never see 100W though.
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June 22, 2010 2:45:54 PM

anamaniacThe port over the ethernet?citation]
No but I dont recall a display port looking like that.
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June 22, 2010 2:46:19 PM

after how unreliable the console has been for more than 50% of 360 users. Microsoft is using the S to finally admit to what the console really is. just place the s at the end of that sentence and you will know what it stands for. a piece of ______
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June 22, 2010 2:50:05 PM

captaincharismaafter how unreliable the console has been for more than 50% of 360 users. Microsoft is using the S to finally admit to what the console really is. just place the s at the end of that sentence and you will know what it stands for. a piece of ______

Let me guess you own a PS3. I had my Xbox Red Ring only once and it did not damage the Xbox it worked fine after a restart. Maybe it's because most people dont realize the Xbox better when horizantal.
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June 22, 2010 2:54:30 PM

UserremovedLet me guess you own a PS3. I had my Xbox Red Ring only once and it did not damage the Xbox it worked fine after a restart. Maybe it's because most people dont realize the Xbox better when horizantal.


and let me guess your an Xbox 360 uptight fanboy? because you comment makes you sound like one. and maybe your 360 only red ringed on you once but ask the other 99% of 360 owners and see how many of there 360's they had to send back for warranty work or replace out of there own pocket
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June 22, 2010 2:58:06 PM

anamaniacThe port over the ethernet?Just read the Anand article, no internal PSU yet, butatleast it's smaller. Still huge for something that will never see 100W though.


I'm pretty sure that new port will be the Kinect port. Doesn't look like DP.
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June 22, 2010 2:59:50 PM

anamaniacYay, they put the HDMI port on directly.And is that? No, it can't be. DisplayPort? That really caught my attention.Microsoft finally made the Xbox what it should have been, kudos on that.Is the powerbrick still external? For my old xbox, it's huge, and damn near as loud as the Xbox itself.


It's not a DisplayPort, it's a port for Kinect
Userremoved20never ok non like 2014.

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June 22, 2010 2:59:52 PM

captaincharismaand let me guess your an Xbox 360 uptight fanboy? because you comment makes you sound like one. and maybe your 360 only red ringed on you once but ask the other 99% of 360 owners and see how many of there 360's they had to send back for warranty work or replace out of there own pocket


Mine has never red ringed. I bought @ end of 2006. I own both consoles.
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June 22, 2010 3:08:31 PM

The name is in line with the Xbox shrinking scheme. The smaller controller which replaced the "Duke" on the original Xbox was called the "Controller S".
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June 22, 2010 3:22:43 PM

I just call it the Stealthbox... sexy name right?!
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June 22, 2010 3:30:16 PM

Regardless of how many people had to get their xbox serviced because it malfunction, the number was way higher than it should have been for a console, in comparison to any other console, they failed in their design. Ignoring that fact doesn't make it go away.
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June 22, 2010 3:31:48 PM

My PS3 died three weeks ago... just died, was an original from the day they were released.

I considered long and hard to get a 360 but went with PS3 again for two reasons.

1) I have 30 some games for ps3 already, plus extra controls ect.
2) I think the 360 is unreliable after reading all the red ring stories over the years. (funny, my ps3 crapped out!)
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June 22, 2010 3:33:55 PM

jon bon wontonThe name is in line with the Xbox shrinking scheme. The smaller controller which replaced the "Duke" on the original Xbox was called the "Controller S".


I was beginning to think I was the only person to recall that.
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June 22, 2010 3:40:58 PM

MechrcrNever been a console user, mostly due to the extreme high price of the games of said consoles. Due to family & friends pressuring might be swayed to buy one... And this new Xbox looks really nice! Wonder if they just paid attention to the exterior or if that RRoD problem which I heard so much about is fixed and now a thing of the past??

The new 360s can't RROD: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/xbox-360-360-slim-rrod-over...
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June 22, 2010 3:43:31 PM

After how hard Microsoft screwed their customers with the first poorly designed and unreliable 360, what makes them think I'm gonna spend my hard earned $$$ on this one?? They need to show us somewhere in the features and specifications, that the cooling system has been redesigned to correct the flaws of the previous model.
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June 22, 2010 3:52:12 PM

grieveMy PS3 died three weeks ago... just died, was an original from the day they were released.I considered long and hard to get a 360 but went with PS3 again for two reasons.1) I have 30 some games for ps3 already, plus extra controls ect.2) I think the 360 is unreliable after reading all the red ring stories over the years. (funny, my ps3 crapped out!)


Contact Sony and they should replace it for $150. My g/f accidently broke mine and I thought I was screwed. I cantacted sony and paid $150 including shipping both ways and got a nice shiny new one.
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June 22, 2010 3:55:07 PM

anamaniacThe port over the ethernet?Just read the Anand article, no internal PSU yet, butatleast it's smaller. Still huge for something that will never see 100W though.


I was wondering about that one too but I think it's a dedicated Kinect port. That's what the Anandtech article indicates. Here is the link to it.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3774/welcome-to-valhalla-...
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June 22, 2010 4:12:55 PM

Remember the original Xbox? Controller S?
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June 22, 2010 4:33:45 PM

Mine has never red ringed. I bought @ end of 2006. I own both consoles.

Your Lucky, but then again your luck may run out soon. The Red Ring of Death is lurking.........

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Anonymous
June 22, 2010 4:52:20 PM

Stop complaining about Xbox360 reliability, Microsoft offered long time ago up to 5 year warranty against RROD, and mostly the issue was caused by bad design of the heat sink bracket. Most of the problem has been resolved since, plus since the release of the Elite, the 360 comes with a 65nm cpu, this itself was a nice improvement to heat problem.
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June 22, 2010 4:58:41 PM

back_by_demand"S" obviously stands for "Smaller" rather than "Slim"

Nope, it stands for "Shiny"
Personally not a fan of the gloss.
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June 22, 2010 5:03:13 PM

UserremovedLet me guess you own a PS3. I had my Xbox Red Ring only once and it did not damage the Xbox it worked fine after a restart. Maybe it's because most people dont realize the Xbox better when horizantal.


No, but you get one more guess. I will give you a hint: it starts with t and ends with the word for the flap of fat that hangs over his belt while he waddles from Gamestop to Gamestop chuckling to himself at anyone he sees in the Xbox section.

Please, don't feed the trolls.
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June 22, 2010 5:58:16 PM

soldier37What are you all like 14. You do realize this is 5 years outdated hardware right? You can paint a turd shiny black add storage another port or two it's still a turd. The games won't look or play any better. You'll still be stuck with the same ole 720p jaggie garbage get real! High end PC rules! Try gaming at 2560 x 1600 res if you think 720p is hd lol. Trust me it's not!


What can a $200 PC do for gaming? You do realize not everyone wants to spend $1000 or more every other year on a new gaming rig, right? What are you, like 18? Good for you, you live with your parents and got a job so you could funnel money into your hobby. Give it 10 years. You will realize that $200 for a console every 4 or 5 years is a lot easier to swallow than $1000 for a PC every 2 or 3 years. And just wait til your eyes start going bad, you won't even be able to tell the difference anyway!

Ah, youth. I hardly knew ye.
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June 22, 2010 6:01:23 PM

I'd like to have a reason to take my old xbox (first gen) out of the closet but i cannot find one. I would if it had an HDMI port on it so i could play Fatal Frame II, but that is about the extent at which i would use it. I really wish they could implement an upgrade program and just send me the new one. Alas, it will just have to collect some more dust :)  There is no point in buying the same hardware twice simply because it got smaller (unless were talking about smartphones or the DS). Not to mention, the pricetag simply doesn't match up to the product. Its shiny, but its not new; this hardware should be about 140$ maximum now.
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June 22, 2010 6:27:17 PM

$200 plus $ for extra controllers, a decent HD TV if you don't have one, and bullshit Xbox Live fees if you plan on playing online. About the only thing this new version has going for it is built in Wi-Fi, so I'm assuming no more $80 ripoff adapter. If you don't plan on playing online, 360 is a good deal. Otherwise PS3 is a better deal. Motion controls are going to suck for both. If that's what you care about, then you're better off getting a Wii.

PCs are better though. Clueless people like to claim that you have to spend $1000 every year or 2 years, but that's BS. I'd say 3 years tops, and a couple key upgrades could bring it back up to date instead of getting a whole new rig. But the main benefit of PCs besides that their graphically superior, have better controls, and superior online options is that computers can do more than just play games. Chances are you'll need a PC anyways to surf the internet, do work, check email, and the dozens of other things you can do on a PC.

The only advantage consoles have over PCs are exclusives. They have lots of games that you'll never see on a PC. But if you're a serious gamer, you'll have all of the major consoles plus a PC.
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June 22, 2010 6:39:25 PM

Well... the original XBOX small controller was called the S

many people were waiting for a slim version and it never happened. That system was a big ugly sucker. Only way to easily make it look better was to swap out the plastic for a different color. I did that and dumped the ugly black plastic at the recycling center.
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June 22, 2010 7:01:57 PM

I enjoy both systems, but I would like to mention that Sony has had a bad reputation with it's console's CD/DVD drives. Both companies have seen equal amounts of manufacturing defects that really should have been recalled. I even have a Wii, and although its definitely not the entertainment of choice for myself, it hasn't done anything just yet. That said of course, I still remember all the trying times I had blowing into the old nintendo cartridges, but I imagine that Nintendo learned a great deal with its longer time in the market. I'll definately be looking forward to the next generation's reliability!

http://www.edge-online.com/news/wii-tops-console-reliab...
http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/xbox360-ps3-wii-reliab...
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June 22, 2010 7:04:34 PM

S stands for Speed
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June 22, 2010 7:10:42 PM

xbeaterI thought it was actually much smaller than the original, until I looked closely at the picture. I thought that the big port above the HDMI port was the HDMI port...Anyways I was already wondering why everybody was calling it the slim in the first place, since it was never called such.oh, and nice of them to give optical audio, although I have my doubts that it will be proper Dolby Digital 5.1, it will likely just be stereo.


You obviously don't own a 360. The big trapezoid connector on top of the HDMI is for the analog cable connection for component/composite a/v cable(or optional vga cable with L & R rca audio cables) hook up.

Second of all on the old 360's the composite/component cable the plug that plugs into the trapezoid shape connector had the spdif out optical connection on it.

The new 360 has it's own dedicated optical output as noted in the picture above

The old 360 is only capable of dolby digital 5.1.

What makes you think the new 360 will only do stereo over optical?

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June 22, 2010 8:27:34 PM

Maxor127$200 plus $ for extra controllers, a decent HD TV if you don't have one, and bullshit Xbox Live fees if you plan on playing online. About the only thing this new version has going for it is built in Wi-Fi, so I'm assuming no more $80 ripoff adapter. If you don't plan on playing online, 360 is a good deal. Otherwise PS3 is a better deal. Motion controls are going to suck for both. If that's what you care about, then you're better off getting a Wii.PCs are better though. Clueless people like to claim that you have to spend $1000 every year or 2 years, but that's BS. I'd say 3 years tops, and a couple key upgrades could bring it back up to date instead of getting a whole new rig. But the main benefit of PCs besides that their graphically superior, have better controls, and superior online options is that computers can do more than just play games. Chances are you'll need a PC anyways to surf the internet, do work, check email, and the dozens of other things you can do on a PC.The only advantage consoles have over PCs are exclusives. They have lots of games that you'll never see on a PC. But if you're a serious gamer, you'll have all of the major consoles plus a PC.


Correction: Clueless people think that a smug sense of superiority makes them right about everything. Just because you repeat "PCs are better, PCs are better, PCs are better" doesn't make it magically come true. PCs are great for some, consoles are great for others. You toolbags need to get over yourselves if you think your wants are the same as everyone elses' on the planet. End of story.
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Anonymous
June 22, 2010 8:44:22 PM

Well, I have everything. (Including the New Xbox "S" (Traded it in for an original from the mountain dew win one every 10 mins) I like the new one.. It is hella quiet. Its actually quieter than my ps3 slim. That is a kinect port you see about the e/net. The built in WIFI is N btw... I had a flood in my basement so computer has been out of service for 5 weeks (didnt get wet, just no room to plug it up at) and the PS3 and xbox 360 has gotten me through the weeks.

Only wish: Component out on the new xbox 360. It doesnt come with a cable! just crappy standard def composite. My 65" HDTV is older and doesnt have HDMI.
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June 22, 2010 8:46:24 PM

It was a good idea to update their console. Looks slick, hopefully more reliable too.
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June 22, 2010 8:51:42 PM

I prefer the 360 Midget.
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June 22, 2010 10:22:01 PM

Everyone ripping on it's reliability realize this uses 20% less power than the FIXED newer Xbox's? HALF the power of the original ones that had RROD issues... I don't own a console and I still managed to read that before attacking it. Sounds like more than just polishing a turd to me anyway!
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June 23, 2010 4:39:02 AM

As a Playstation Fan, this thing looks sexxy. They took a page out of Sony's book for looks. If I ever did want a 360, it would be this one.
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