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Microsoft Xbox 360

alaTest has collected and analysed 2105 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the connectivity and reliability are on the whole positive. The game selection and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the value for money, while opinions are divided on the portability.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Microsoft Xbox 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Xbox 360 Slim review with video


Microsoft told us to expect an announcement much bigger than the renaming of Project Natal to Microsoft Kinect, and while the Xbox 360 Slim is by no means an earth-shattering unveiling, there is more than enough for owners of the more portly version of...

Built-in WiFi ; Slimline design ; Larger hard drive

Incompatible with old Xbox HDs ; No Blu-ray ; Lacks media storage capability

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Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB


The new Xbox 360 250GB (also known as the Xbox 360 S) is the highly anticipated redesign of the five year old Microsoft console. What's more, it's out in UK stores now.

Sexy design ; It's quiet ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; Touch buttons ; Xbox Live

No HDMI cable in the box ; Uses disc tray ; Still mangles game discs ; External power brick ; No Blu-ray

New adopters get a great console for a great price at £189.99, and while we wouldn't tell current 360 owners to rush out and upgrade (especially if you've already invested in larger hard drives and wireless peripherals for the old console), it's...

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Microsoft Xbox 360 with NXE review


The Xbox 360 was the first mass-market hi-def entertainment system to hit the market, and now three years later it's hit a price point truly accessible to every household - credit crunch or not. The new interface is smoother, slicker-looking and yes,...

New interface ; Great rice ; Loads of games ; Many of which run better on Xbox than PS3 ; Xbox Live is the best

No Blu-ray


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Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade


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Microsoft Xbox 360 S 250GB review


The original model may have been beset with hardware failures, but Microsoft's Xbox 360 is still our favourite games console of the current generation – thanks to smooth HD graphics, an amazing range of software, a great joypad and a well-conceived...

The new model is a great boon to those buying their first 360, but unless your current 360 is driving you mad with its racket then upgrading isn’t essential.


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Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB


Is it an Xbox 360 Slim? Is it an Xbox 360 S? No, it's an Xbox 360 250GB!

Put simply, the Xbox 360 250GB is the best Xbox Microsoft has made thus far. It's better featured, with more USB ports and built-in wireless, its more energy efficient internals mean it's quieter and less power-hungry than its predecessors and, perhaps...

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim review


Microsoft's Xbox 360 Slim offers improvements over its predecessors in every area, with reduced fan noise, a 250GB hard drive and great looks. It's really good value and, with the brilliant selection of HD games available for the platform, we think...

Looks fantastic ; Slimmer and lighter than previous models ; Very little fan noise ; Great value for money

Cooling fan in power brick ; No HDMI cable included ; Chassis collects fingerprints like nobody's business

If you're new to the world of the Xbox, this console is the best way to get started. There are also plenty of reasons to upgrade if you're already a devoted fan

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Review: Xbox 360 S


More compact and runs quieter, does the new "S" specced Microsoft console warrant an upgrade for those using the original model?

Sleeker design; 17 percent smaller; much quieter operation; better cooling; touch-sensitive power and disc tray; 250GB hard drive; built-in Wi-Fi; five USB ports; dedicated Kinect port; onboard optical digital audio

The hard drive is still proprietary; controller on D-pad remains unchanged; cumbersome power block; renders existing faceplates useless; no HD gaming out-of-the-box

Though the new Xbox 360 certainly addresses most of the concerns we've had with the versions before it, we don't think it warrants a purchase if you already own an Xbox 360 in working order with an HDMI-out port and a hard drive.

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Xbox 360 Arcade officially US$199


The US console manufacturer finally announces the game industry's worst-kept secret: 60GB Pro US$299, 120GB Elite US$399 starting September 5 in the US.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB


Good for gaming, but the PS3 can do a lot more for almost the same price

Smaller and more stylish, quieter operation, lower power consumption, more USB ports, built-in Wi-Fi

No HDMI cable in the bundle, cannot use standard notebook hard drives instead of the proprietary ones, external power brick is smaller but still there, runs hotter than before, USB ports too close to each other, no Blu-ray playback, no web browser

Product Specifications

Bundle:No / With Accessories / With Software / With Software and Accessories


Basic Colour:Black / Silver / White
Force / Vibrate Feedback:Not Applicable
Multidirectional Button:Not Applicable
Signal Connection:Unknown
Software Medium:DVD
Technology:Not Applicable


USB:Not Applicable

General Features

Supported Console:Microsoft Xbox 360
System of Console:Xbox 360
Table / Portable:Table
Type:Design Element