The Inquirer: The Xbox 360 Elite is the latest incarnation of the Microsoft gaming console. The first model shipped late 2005 and in two skews, the basic Core and System/Premium which includes a 20GB hard drive.
Since then Sony put out the PS3 with an HMDI slot and an internal Blu-ray drive. This new console is really a comeback we’ve been waiting for in the UK. As it now ships with an HDMI port and a much larger hard drive, it’s perhaps an effort to win back the audience and satisfy existing users.
From seeing and briefly using the earlier Xbox 360, things have moved on in terms of design. For starters there’s a new paint job, a rather nice matt black finish. It makes for a sleek, professional looking machine.. Microsoft’s also brought this colour scheme to the new peripherals – a wireless controller and HDD.