Microsoft officially announced a new model of the Xbox 360 Monday. Here’s the rundown on its specs from an info sheet available at their E3 booth.

  • Custom Kinect Port on the back of the console that directly hooks up to the Kinect sensor
  • Larger Quieter System Fan
  • Quieter  Optical Drive
  • Touch Sensitive Buttons – turn the Xbox 360 on or off and eject a disc with the swipe of a finger
  • Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Comes with a 250GB HD.  The HD is now swapable so you can upgrade to larger drives easier. (Updated June-18)Kotaku has an unboxing video of the new hard drive. It’s still proprietary. No swaping out a larger drive like their “fact sheet” says.
  • 5 USB Slots – 2 front 3 rear
  • Smaller power supply (not compatible with previous models of the Xbox 360
  • Comes with matching Black Wireless Controller
  • Backward compatible with accessories and games (except HD and Memory Units)
  • No more Memory Unit slot.  But the Xbox can now use any flash drive as a memory card.
  • Includes AV cable, HDMI out, and integrated Optical Audio out.
  • Integrated CPU and GPU using 45nm architecture for less heat output. (Overheating was the cause of the RROD issues)

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