Comes with 1 year warranty, which includes standard return within first 28 days of the despatch date if unhappy. And full replacement of hardware if it becomes faulty during the years warranty.
bargain at this price, cheap gaming :)
The Xbox 360 console will be the first next-gen console released and will fuse powerful hardware, software, and services to provide a dramatic leap forward in high-definition gaming and entertainment experiences.
Hardware, software and services.
Unveiled to the world on MTV on Thursday, May 12, 2005, Xbox 360 represents a dramatic leap in high-definition gaming and entertainment experiences. Fusing powerful hardware, software and services, Xbox 360 fully engages you in a gaming experience that is more expansive, dramatic and lifelike, where the possibilities are limitless and your imagination knows no boundaries. The next generation is here.
A merger of form and function, Xbox 360 wraps powerful technology in a sophisticated exterior. Two of the most innovative design firms in the world - San Francisco-based Astro Studios and Osaka, Japan-based Hers Experimental Design Laboratory Inc. - came together to craft a sleek, stylish system that conveys the very essence of Xbox 360.
Xbox Gamer Guide.
The Xbox Gamer Guide is an entertainment gateway that instantly connects you to your games, friends, music, movies and downloadable content. Available at the touch of the Xbox Guide Button, the Xbox Gamer Guide gives you instant access to the experiences and content you want, from the gamer card of the player that just invited you to play online to new downloadable content for the game currently running.
Xbox 360 lets you create your own unique system and experience. With interchangeable Xbox 360 Faces, it's easy and fun to change the appearance of your console. Switch on your system and customise the look and feel of the Xbox Gamer Guide and Xbox System Guide with unique "skins." From sleek and sophisticated to fun and funky, pick the Faces and skins that show your personality.
Ring of Light and Xbox Guide Button.
Divided into four quadrants, the glowing Ring of Light and Xbox Guide Button visually connect you to your games, digital media and the world of Xbox Live, the first global, unified online console games service. Featured on both the wireless and wired controllers, the Xbox Guide Button puts you in control of your experience. In addition to bringing up the Xbox Gamer Guide and the Xbox System Guide, the Xbox Guide Button lets you turn the system on and off without ever leaving the couch.
Xbox Live is where games and entertainment come alive, the only unified place where you can play with anyone, anytime, anywhere. And the best just got better. Upgrade to Xbox Live Gold and enter the exciting world of multiplayer online gaming. With intelligent matchmaking, access to all your achievements and statistics, video chat and video messaging, and an enormous selection of games, Xbox Live Gold delivers your competition, on your terms.
Xbox Live Marketplace.
Keep your favorite games fresh with instant access to new content. Xbox Live Marketplace is a one-stop shop to download new game trailers, demos, episodic content, new game levels, maps, weapons, vehicles, skins and more. Accessible to everyone who establishes a broadband connection with their Xbox 360, Xbox Live Marketplace lets you personalise and extend your experience, on demand.
Xbox 360 redefines what games look like, sound like, feel like and play like to engage you like never before. With Xbox 360, epic worlds are alive with detail, from thunderous skies rumbling over a mountain range to tiny blades of grass rustling together in the breeze; vibrant characters display depth of emotion to evoke more dramatic responses, immersing you in the experience like never before. You'll see all Xbox 360 titles at 720p resolution in 16:9 widescreen, with anti-aliasing for smooth, movielike graphics and multichannel surround sound.
Amplify your music, photos, video and TV. Rip music to the Xbox 360 hard drive and share your latest digital pictures with friends.
Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU
Three symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each
Two hardware threads per core; six hardware threads total
VMX-128 vector unit per core; three total
128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
1 MB L2 cache
CPU Game Math Performance
9 billion dot product operations per second
Custom ATI Graphics Processor
10 MB of embedded DRAM
48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader pipelines
Unified shader architecture
500 million triangles per second
Pixel Fill Rate
16 gigasamples per second fill rate using 4x MSAA
48 billion shader operations per second
512 MB of GDDR3 RAM
700 MHz of DDR
Unified memory architecture
22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
21.6 GB/s front-side bus
Overall System Floating-Point Performance
Slot for detachable 20GB hard drive
12x dual-layer DVD-ROM
Memory Unit support starting at 64 MB
Support for up to four wireless game controllers
Three USB 2.0 ports
Two memory unit slots
Optimized for Online
Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features with broadband service, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, gamer profile for digital identity, and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies or listening to music
Built-in Ethernet port
Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g
Video camera ready
Digital Media Support
Support for DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
Ability to stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras and Windows XP-based PCs
Ability to rip music to the Xbox 360 hard drive
Custom playlists in every game
Built-in Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Interactive, full-screen 3-D visualizers
High-Definition Game Support
All games supported at 16:9, 720p and 1080i, anti-aliasing
Standard-definition and high-definition video output supported
Multichannel surround sound output
Supports 48KHz 16-bit audio
320 independent decompression channels
32-bit audio processing
Over 256 audio channels
Stands vertically or horizontally
Customizable Face Plates
Interchangeable to personalize the console
All pre-owned consoles include a one-year warranty.