Microsoft has let out an updated version of its earlier product Xbox 360 with just a little modification. To keep up with its rivals with the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft has strived enough to enhance its HDMI feature and a 120 GB hard disk drive. The new Xbox 360 Elite is totally black as the name suggests and is almost 6x larger than its predecessor. With the extra storage space this XBox 360 Elite game console is big enough to hold an entire library full of Xbox Live Arcade Games in it.
This Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Game Console is totally black, sleek with a matte finish. It is large and solid in appearance and easily blends with all the AV electronic appliances in their rack. In general appearance it resembles the Microsoft 360 Premium.
The 120GB HDD game console is certainly more capacious and is readily sporting a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI). This allows viewing images in extremely sharp and clear pictures. This is a colour game console and accompanies a high definition cable.
This HDMI game console is totally compatible with the MS Windows XP Media Centre.
The natural or inbuilt storage capacity of this HDMI game console has about 512MB RAM installed and an integrated GDDR3 SD RAM too. There is a buffer cache memory of 1MB. There is also the storage of 12x DVD ROM tray with a hard disc drive capacity of 120GB.
The type of processor that forms the core part of this Microsoft 360 Elite game console is the IBM PowerPC. It sports 3 cores that process at 3.2 GHz. The ATI processor which supports graphics just pumps about 500-million triangles/sec. The system and the video card of the game console shares half a GB of memory. The 10 MB video RAM is a little bit extra to the game console. It should be right to mention at this point that there is a 1000 GFLOPS of Floating Point Performance.
Audio and Video
The audio output from this high defined game console has 16-bit surround sound mode and the maximum rate is 48 kHz for sample.
As far as the video output goes, it is a256-bit with a graphic acceleration of 2D and 3D. There is also a video adapter memory of integrated 10 MB. The maximum picture resolution is a good 1920 x 1080p and has graphic effects which are anti aliasing.
The main input device that is used with this game console is the external game pad which has a wireless technology for connectivity. The user interface ports are 1 AV port, 1 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Ethernet jack and one HDMI interface. There also 2 expansion slots for memory cards.
To enable live connection there is only the Ethernet option that is open in the features of the 360 Elite. This helps to download any kind of HD picture shows from TVs and Movies as well as music also. The wireless controller and the Xbox Live headset promise to be the hot features of this game console.
The main accessories that go with this Microsoft 360 Elite HDMI game console are the High Defined AV cable, Ethernet network cable for online connectivity, a wireless controller, one Headset which is Xbox Live with an 120 GB external HDD.
This game console is totally powered by an internal power supply.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Game Console – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||360 Elite|
|Product Specifics||120GB External hard drive
One HDMI port
Processor Type is IBM PowerPC with 3 cores at 3.2 GHz
DVD-ROM 12x – tray
MS Windows XP Media Centre compatible
|Added Specifics||Wireless external game pad
Resolution of 1920 x 1080p
Anti-aliasing Graphic Effects
1 MB cache memory, 512 MB and GDDR3 SDRAM
2 expansion slots for expandable memory
|AV input and output||ATI Xbox 360 – 256-bit – 2D/3D graphics acceleration
and a Video adapter memory of 10 MB – integrated
16-bit / Surround Sound at Rate 48 kHz
|Accessories||1 x HDMI cable
1 HD AV cable, 1 Ethernet network cable, wireless controller,
a Xbox Live headset, a120GB external hard drive
|Power||Internal power device|