Introducing Xbox 360 Elite :)
Those of you thinking of purchasing a new Microsoft Xbox 360 console may want to hold on for a short time and wait for this updated console to arrive in the U.K.
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Although rumours have been floating around the net for some time now with regards to a updated 360 console being relaeased by microsoft, it has now been officially announced and confirmed by microsoft as of Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:01 PM.
Below you will find a list of the main features and noticable changes they have made with this updated console compared to the current premium version of the Xbox 360.
[U Elite Console
Xbox 360 Elite is equipped with a premium black finish and three powerful core processors capable of producing the best in high-definition entertainment, full surround sound, HDMI output, and DVD playback with upscaling capabilities right out of the box.
Current Xbox 360 is white with NO HDMI OUTPUT (only has component High Definition), and NO DVD PLAYBACK UPSCALING CAPABILITIES
[U 120GB Hard Drive
The huge 120GB detachable hard drive is the largest available on any console. It lets you save your games and store television shows, movies, music, pictures, trailers, extra game levels, demos, and other content available from Xbox Live Marketplace.
Current white Xbox 360 premium comes with standard 20 gig hard drive of which around 12 gig is available for game saves and downloads.
[U Black Wireless Controller
The sleek black finish of this high-performance wireless controller matches the style of the Elite Console. It has a range of up to 30 feet and a battery life of 30 hours on two AA batteries.
Current white Xbox 360 premium comes with white wireless controller which matches the premium console. Does'nt look like theres to much change with the controllers apart from the colour.
There will also be a Black Rechargable Battery Pack and a Black Play & Charge Kit which will be sold seperately from the console.
Slightly more detailed specs are below but these are currently the specs given to the U.S. market. There may be slight variations within the out of the box content for the U.K market.
Distinguished by its black finish and signature metallic detailing, Xbox 360 Elite will have an estimated retail price of $479.99 (U.S.), and comes packed with components and accessories for the ultimate high-definition entertainment experience:
* Xbox 360 Elite console: The console is equipped with a premium black finish and three powerful core processors capable of producing the best in HD entertainment (up to 1080p), 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio, anti-aliasing for smooth textures, full surround sound, HDMI output and DVD playback with upscaling capabilities right out of the box.
* Xbox 360 120GB hard drive: The 120GB detachable hard drive lets you save your games and store television shows, movies, music, pictures, trailers, levels, demos, and other content available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The hard drive is sold separately for an estimated retail price of $179.99 (U.S.).
* Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black): This award-winning, high-performance wireless controller, now in black, features the Xbox® Guide Button for quick, in-game access to friends and music. It has a range of up to 30 feet and a battery life of 30 hours on two AA batteries. It is sold separately for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.).
* Xbox 360 headset (black): Now available in black, the headset lets you strategize or trade taunts while playing games and send voice messages to friends on Xbox Live.
* Xbox 360 HDMI cable: New to Xbox 360, HDMI allows you to get HD video (up to 1080p) and multichannel surround sound, all from one cable.
* Xbox Live Silver Membership: With this, you can chat with friends online, collect achievements and gamerscores, send and receive voice and text messages, and access Xbox Live Marketplace content such as gme demos, HD movies and TV, as well as the best in downloadable games from Xbox Live Arcade.
* One-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold: An Xbox Live Gold Membership provides a complete online entertainment experience. Subscribe to this premium service and engage in competitive online multiplayer matches, tailor your matchmaking via feedback and accomplishments, chat with more than one person at a time, and take advantage of unique privileges in the Xbox Live Marketplace and Xbox Live Arcade.
For more info on this as it comes check out http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2007/03/27/the-one-about-the-xbox-360-elite.aspxhttp://www.majornelson.com/archive/2007/03/27/the-one-about-the-xbox-360-elite.aspx
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