"Microsoft's greatest achievement in gaming, fact!"4.5 starson by JordanMason10
Pros: Stunning design, price, Built in WiFi, Lots of storage space, fast loading times, solid navigation system, online services are a breeze, touch sensitive buttons, Kinect ready, super quite, great range of games and other accessories.
Cons: Dust and finger print magnet, gets really hot quickly, power brick is an annoying feature, no HDMI cable included in the box, pricing of Xbox Live.
Summary: I was never happy with the original line of Xbox 360 consoles. Maybe it was because they were ugly, they were loud, they overheated and they were overpriced for such a basic system (strongly over rules by Sony's PlayStation 3 at the time). However, Microsoft's new line of Slim Xbox 360 models have fixed all of those problems, as well as adding tons of exciting new features, for exactly the same price as previous models. With a sleek, modern design and built in WiFi, this new consoles succeeds in every single department. Well, nearly anyway.
The first thing that strikes you when you get your new Xbox 360 system is it's new design. It's glossy, it's sleek, it's modern, it's small and it's sexy. However, it's one hell of a dust and fingerprint magnet, that I guarantee you. It does still come with the silly power brick to the rear, which is annoying, but adding a fan inside and slimming the brick down in size at the same time is damn impressive. Along with the new look comes built in WiFi (which is superb) and nice touch sensitive buttons, found previously on the "fat" versions of Sony's PlayStation 3. As standard, the new console comes with the disc tray, which is must faster than the previous versions.
Performance wise, the Xbox 360 is top of it's game. Disc loading is quick and easy, games and movies run perfectly and Xbox Live is superb (even if very overpriced). The features are great, but one thing I did notice is the heating of the system. The console comes with a ton of vents, but the system still seems to get very hot very quickly. I've never experienced over heating problems (where previous models would, resulting in the system being shut down or even gaining the red ring of death) but the sheer amount of heat that comes from this console after around an hour of use is down right crazy. Placing your hand on top of the console after around an hours worth of use, and you'll actually see how hot this baby gets. It could lead to problems in the future, but as I say, as of today I've had no problems there.
Overall, the new Xbox 360 250GB Slim console is a superb machine. It's sleek and is much better than previous systems. I highly recommend this console, and at it's price, you should pick one up for sure. Now, where's Gears of War 3 when you need it?