What You Didn't Know About The New Xbox 360

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I have had some time to really poke around with the new Xbox 360 and I have a lot of details to share, including everything from its basic specs to some new features, and even a few things you didn’t know.

Hit the jump for all the juicy information.

Ok so here is the basics that you need to know.

  • Will be released for the same price as the current Elite
  • Is very quite compared to the previous 360 models. Almost silent.
  • Looks sexy
  • Built in 802.11m Wi-Fi
  • Comes with a Kinect specific port which removes the need for external power for the Kinect unit.
  • Optical Audio port added to the back of the console.

What you didn’t know

  • The CPU and GPU have been merged
  • The hard drive is stored inside the unit and can be accessed through the base.
  • The new hard drive is much smaller
  • All of the buttons on the face are touch sensitive and make a unique sound when pressed.
  • There are no more memory card slots
  • The unit now has 3 USB ports in the back and 2 in the front.
  • Will not ship with HD cables
  • The vents on the side are for increased cooling
  • The controller has had some minor changes made to the aesthetics, and now has black thumbsticks and base.
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Last Updated: June 15, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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