Hey guys, so recently I saw an advertisement on Facebook about an “Xbox 720″ with a picture of what looked like a Prototype Xbox, I thought it was probably just a scam or a hoax or something since I had heard nothing of it before. But I hovered over the advert and noticed the link was pointing to a Facebook page, so I figured there was no harm in going to one of them.
When I clicked it, It opened a video that looked very authentic, the video was of a nice, sleek and stylish new looking Xbox and the way the video was made was just like Microsoft make their other previews, so I researched it a bit more and it turns out that it’s real, only thing is it’s not called the Xbox 720, it’s actually called the Xbox 360 Slim and it’s already been released which took a lot of people by surprise, even me. It is essentially a slimmed down 360, painted a very shinny black with a stylish intent in the front of it. Click here to see it.
It looks, to me, like they’ve crossed the Xbox (the original) with the Xbox Elite, painted it with a gloss finish, made it skinnier and also shorter and have boosted up the amount of Gig’s the HDD has (now at 250GB).
I’ve also heard that on-top of it having Built-in WiFi, it will also be completely wireless and will only need to be charged every now and again, I’m not sure how true this is since it was a “Word on the street is..” moment. But if that is true, the up-side is you don’t have to screw around with cords and you could also travel with it. The down-side is that you have to watch the charge level on it and keep charging it over and over which might cause it to slowly lose the amount of battery life it can store at any one time..
Now, some problems with this do arrive however, such as; with all the internal components being either shrunk or moved closer together, wouldn’t it be more likely that with this version we will see the “Ring of Death” more often? It seems like it will be a repeat of the first gen Xbox 360, since there will now be less free room inside the case for it to “Breath” (Air flow) so that it can cool down better and stop the system from over-heating.
Now, Microsoft claims that it will be “less susceptible to RROD (Red Ring of Death)” but I wouldn’t just straight up believe something like that without having some evidence, I mean, lets face it, it wouldn’t be the first time Microsoft screwed up, just look at Internet Explorer and Vista.
In any-case, I wouldn’t mind getting one of these, but I’d say it’d be safer to just wait until the “hard-core” fans figure out what’s wrong, wait till Microsoft fixes it, and then get one. Although it is fairly tempting to get one straight away, just look at that sleek design, it’s hard to resist.
I hope you enjoyed this post, I just thought you might like to know about this and get a heads-up on anything that could go wrong that you should look out for. Well I’ll see you next time, take care!
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