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New Xbox 360 is Actually Called the Xbox 360 'S'

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 56 comments

Just like a Boxster S.

When Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox 360 just before E3, it called it… the Xbox 360. No, not slim, or mini, or nano; it was just the Xbox 360. The older model is termed the Original Xbox 360.

We suppose that calling it slim would be inaccurate because it's not really that much slimmer. And Sony didn't do much to call the new, smaller PS3 anything different (other than lean more heavily on the PS3 name rather than calling it a "PLAYSTATION 3").

Now that the new Xbox 360 consoles are hitting stores, we wanted to share with you one observation about the new console. Even though Microsoft is still calling it the same name as old, the sticker on the back shows clearly that it's the Xbox 360 S – perhaps taking a page out of Porsche naming conventions.

Check out the picture below that was taken by AnandTech.

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    flaminggerbil , June 22, 2010 1:33 PM
    S for.....slim? No, no ofcourse not.
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    insider3 , June 22, 2010 1:22 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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    kawininjazx , June 22, 2010 1:10 PM
    "S" stands for suuuuuwweeeeeeett. Almost got a jealous PS3 owner here. Nice looking system thats for sure.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , June 22, 2010 1:13 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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    insider3 , June 22, 2010 1:22 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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    noodlegts , June 22, 2010 1:23 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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    flaminggerbil , June 22, 2010 1:33 PM
    S for.....slim? No, no ofcourse not.
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    ordcestus , June 22, 2010 1:58 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 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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    ulysses35 , June 22, 2010 2:05 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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    anamaniac , June 22, 2010 2:12 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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    Userremoved , June 22, 2010 2:14 PM
    popi55how much longer 4 the xbox 3 comes out 2011 ????

    20never ok non like 2014.
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    Userremoved , June 22, 2010 2:17 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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    zaznet , June 22, 2010 2:30 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-console/xbox360.html
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    Pyroflea , June 22, 2010 2:39 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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    anamaniac , June 22, 2010 2:42 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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    Userremoved , June 22, 2010 2:45 PM
    anamaniacThe port over the ethernet?citation]
    No but I dont recall a display port looking like that.
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    captaincharisma , June 22, 2010 2:46 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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    Userremoved , June 22, 2010 2:50 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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    captaincharisma , June 22, 2010 2:54 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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    hillarymakesmecry , June 22, 2010 2:58 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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