Other features and differences between the Slim and older models is that the Slim includes an additional USB port, it is also significantly quieter than the older versions, it has a port for Microsoft's new Kinect product which is scheduled to be released in the fall, and the power brick is much smaller. The bottom line is if you already own an Xbox 360 and you aren't having any issues than there is no real reason to buy this product, considering none of the new additions are totally necessary. But if you're looking to buy a 360 for the first time or if your old one got the RROD or you're having other troubles with it, then this is the Xbox 360 to buy; at $299.99, it's a steal.
What do you think about the new 360? Is it worth buying?
First off I love the design, glossy black matches my TV, my surround sound system, and my TV stand. The touch sensitive buttons are cool, my TV has those and they work well and look cool.
The hard drive is just awesome, I had to buy a 60GB drive when they came out with the ability to install games because the standard 20GB one is just stupid small.
Surround sound output I like. I don't have an HDMI cable for my 360 (I only have 1, connecting the surround sound to the TV) so I've never been able to use my surround sound and that sucks. And after spending $500 on a console and another $80-ish on a 60GB hard drive I'm not about to spend more money on it.
A quieter system is always good. I install all my games so I don't get disc drive noise, but the fans are brutally loud.
I'm not really interested in Kinect though, I'm more of a lazy gamer, don't really want to jump around and wave my arms all over the place.