Pros KINECT feels like the computer from "Minority Report"
The sounds when you push the power and eject buttons
Smaller power brick
The fan is on the side intead of the back
KINECT works in the dark
Cons The lack of any buttons will really limit the number of games that KINECT will have
You NEED A LARGE ROOM
needs a flat surface on top or bottom of TV
STILL NO 3DTV SUPPORT
It only comes with a standard composite cable (see summary)
Summary The KINECT novety is cool, but wears off over time. I LOVE the sounds it makes when you push the eject or power buttons... Sometimes i just make music with them.
The glossy finish attracts dust like a magnet and fingerprints are inevittable.
While the power brick is slightly smaller, its still very big. I dont understad why the xbox needs such a large adapter, (wii too), the size of the smaller one is around the same size as the one for the Wii. (the PS3 doesnt even have one). The possibility of future 3DTV support is slim unless they make a blu-ray drive addon or re-ignite the HD-DVD drive again. The TWO things that supprised me the most were:
1: It only comes with a standard composite cable, unlike the xbox pro bundles which came with a composite/component cable. But seeing as how this is my second xbox, i just took the HD cable from the Pro, and switched it with the one that cam with this one (the tv it was connected to wasnt HD anyways)
2: THE KINECT SENSOR MOVES ON ITS OWN!!! when i first turned the xbox on i was like "WOAH DID YOU SEE THAT! IT MOVED"
I dont like the new dashboard that much... i had a hard time finding where the indie games were (why are they listed in the game addons category?) Another thing is that you dont get the new controller with the console either (well, its sort-of new, its an all black (except for buttons) design... Thumbsticks are black, bottom is black... Oh, and the guide button is now a shiny silver instead of a matte gray.
All in all this is a pretty decent bundle. If you think about it, the money you save adds up to around $200 if you were to just get the console alone with no games or controllers or headset.
There is a lot more stuff to say about the general interace but most of it can be seen on my review of the xbox pro here: http://reviews.cnet.com/consoles/microsoft-xbox-360-60gb/4864-10109_7-33200112.html