According to the official site here http://www.xbox.com/en-us/hardware/compare101.htm
Apart form one other thing they appear identical apart from the connections each ships with - headset & other cables which i dont need (got) or will get cheap from the local PC fair.
The other thing being the chart says the Elite plays more games? Is that right that the Arcade can't play some games - (so where in the table is the reason for this elluded to iwonder? - the table is unreliable again?).
I am thinking of getting a console & know zip about them really...whats the score on pirated games...which is easier PS3 or xbox?
Bin back to edit it so i dont look uber daft! :D