So Microsoft have released a new version of the Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 slim and here we will see if it is worth buying over the original Xbox 360s.
The Xbox 360 has a Black matte case, with two fans on the back, 3 USB ports and a detachable hard drive (the different sizes are 20GB, 60GB, 120GB and 250GB). Now the new Xbox 360 slim has a black gloss finish, a new angular design which looks amazing, Touch sensitive buttons, 1 fan, built in 802.11n Wi-Fi, built in 250GB hard drive and 5 USB ports.
Now lets compare that in more detail.
So the original Xbox 360 models have a matte finish, which is fine, but looking at the matte finish it doesn’t look as aesthetically pleasing as the gloss finish that you find on the new Xbox 360 slim, the reason behind the gloss finish is because Microsoft thought it was time to move away from the matte finish as the original Xbox as well as the Xbox 360 both had a matte finish.
The new Xbox 360 slim has touch sensitive buttons, which is the standard on most new gadgets now, so it was only a natural move up from the old button style that they had on the Xbox 360.
Now the old Xbox 360 models may have had 2 fans on the back, but if you think about it, there position was not the best place, and most of them couldn’t handle the amount of heat that was being generated inside the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 slim on the other hand, has 1 fan, but it is larger then the two fans found on the Xbox 360, and it is also better positioned, meaning that it will keep your Xbox 360 slim much cooler, the best part about the fan on the Xbox 360 slim is that it is silent running! no more loud humming when your playing games or watching movies!
The Xbox 360 slim has 5 USB ports compared to the 3 USB ports that you found on the old Xbox 360 models, 1 of the USB ports that you find on the Xbox 360 S also delivers more power then the rest and this is specially there for use with the new hands free controller system Kinetic!
The Xbox 360 has a hard drive which is on the outside of the console, and not all versions come with a hard drive! But, the Xbox 360 slim comes with a built in hard drive of 250GB! Now you will be spending a few years trying to even get close to filling that hard drive up!
One more advantage of the Xbox 360 slim is that is has built in 802.11n Wi-Fi! which means you no longer have to go out and buy the wireless accessories, meaning you can just pocket that money or go out and buy some more games! As you can see, the Xbox 360 slim has won this fight, so make sure to get yours!