It’s easy to see that the Xbox 360 Slim is slimmer and more expensive than the original Xbox 360 and although the differences are easily spotted, the Xbox 360S has way more to offer than a slimmer waist. Following are five features that make the Xbox 360 Slim an easy win over the original Xbox 360 console.
The Real RRoD Fix
The single most hated feature of the original Xbox 360 console is the notorious Red Rings of Light error – commonly referred to as RRoD. The original Xbox 360 had a few – used lightly – hardware issues that resulted in an over 52% failure rate of all original Xbox 360s sold. The new Xbox 360 Slim console has finally rid the Xbox community of the infamous RRoD by changing the faulty hardware of the Xbox 360 and improving the Xbox 360 motherboard – dubbed the Xbox 360 Valhalla motherboard.
Built in Wi-Fi
Both the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 have built in wireless Wi-Fi capabilities, but the original Xbox 360 left Xbox fans out in the cold and in order to get Wi-Fi on the original Xbox 360, Xbox owners were forced to purchase a $99+ Xbox 360 wireless adapter. Microsoft heard the cries of their fans and built Wi-Fi support into the new Xbox 360 Slim console which will make connecting to Xbox Live on the new 360S less of a hassle and less expensive.
The Xbox 360 Slim is geared up and ready for gaming with the new Xbox Kinect gaming peripheral that will make the Xbox 360 the first gaming console to feature a controller-free gaming experience. Playing the new Xbox Kinect on the Xbox 360 Slim will only requiring plugging the Kinect into the 360S’ Xbox Kinect port, but in order to play Kinect on the original Xbox 360 console, you’ll likely have to buy an Xbox 360 Kinect adapter.
Way More Hard Drive Space
The original Xbox 360 console maxes out at 250GBs of hard drive space and the Xbox 360 Arcade sports no external hard drive and an internal hard drive that holds a whopping 256MB – smh. The Xbox 360 Slim, on the other hand, starts off where the original Xbox 360 finishes by coming bundled with a 250GB hard drive and its Xbox Arcade equivalent ships with an internal 4GBs of memory.
More Port Support
In addition to having native support for the Xbox Kinect, the Xbox 360S features 5 USB ports (3 in the back and 2 in the front), a digital optical audio out, a standard AV port, HDMI out, an Ethernet port, and much smaller power brick port. The Xbox 360 Slim is way more suited for the future of gaming than the original Xbox 360 and the added port support of the 360 Slim shows that Microsoft has lots planned for the Xbox 360 in the near future.
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