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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite

Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite
alaScore 88

2150 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2150 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and game selection. The usability and design also get good views, but there are mixed opinions on the reliability and value for money. Many are critical about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite


When word got out that an HDMI-enabled, ebony-cased version of the Xbox 360 would arrive this spring, nerdgasms radiated across the Intertubes. But aside from

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Xbox 360 Elite


With worldwide sales tallying over 10 million units since its release a year an a half ago, Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform is poised to overtake its predecessor. Already, the adoption rate of Microsoft's online gaming/media service, Xbox Live, has...

Elegant design looks stylish in most entertainment setups. Extensive digital media capabilities. Excellent games library. Robust online community. Powerful 3D graphics.

Like the original Xbox 360, the Elite generates a considerable amount of noise and heat. Console still lacks internal Wi-Fi. Power supply is way too bulky. No internal high-definition optical drive.

Even though the Xbox 360 Elite won't sway current owners to upgrade, its impressive feature set and strong online community make it the high-powered console to own.


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Xbox 360 Elite


Come this fall, two years will have passed since the original Xbox 360 was first introduced as the first of the “next-generation” game consoles. Nearly a year after the Xbox 360 launch, Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii game systems hit the...

Large 120GB hard drive; HDMI output; includes HDMI and component cables

No integrated Wi-Fi or HD DVD player; DVD drive is still loud during movie playback

The Xbox 360 Elite is a solid system worth owning, but only if you can take advantage of its features...


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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120GB)


Editors' note: As of September 2009, the Xbox 360 Elite has replaced the Xbox 360 Pro 60GB console. It will also be sold at the lowered price of $300. Please check out our Xbox 360 resource page for all your Xbox 360 questions and needs.

Excellent selection of games, including many 360-only exclusives; all games are in native high-definition; user-friendly Dashboard interface; supports wireless controllers and accessories; Xbox Live service offers online multiplayer (with matchmaking...

The Elite fails to correct most of the annoyances of the original 360 version: the noisy DVD drive and cooling fan; a gigantic, oversize power supply; no built-in wireless networking; only three USB ports; a substandard DVD player; online gaming...

While it's neither a must-have upgrade for existing 360 owners nor as feature-packed as the PS3, the Xbox 360 Elite's combination of top-notch gaming and digital media features make it the current game console of choice.

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Xbox 360 Elite System


Improved high-def movie playback and bolstered specs--including HDMI--highlight Microsoft's newest version of its popular game console.

Large (120GB) hard drive, HDMI 1.2 connector

Lacks integrated high-def disc player

") The inclusion of the 120GB hard drive, HDMI, and full 1080p support may make this console pricey, but it's also a far more attractive option than its predecessor

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite


The Xbox 360 Elite also comes with an improved wireless controller with rechargeable batteries, an HDMI cable and an Ethernet cable. While the ultimate decision on which game console to buy will probably come down to features vs. the games available...

3.2GHz PowerPC-based processorATI graphics with 10MB ramHDTV compatible, video upscaling of existing games and DVDs12X dual-layer DVD drive120GB hard drive

The Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite supports HDTV 1080i televisions, widescreen...

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite


In the video-game business, the stakes are high. So, the Big Three have detailed road maps and five-year plans. A new console usually remains unchanged for at least a few Christmases, save for possible software updates and minor technical variations....

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite


In the video-game business, the stakes are high. So, the Big Three have detailed road maps and five-year plans. A new console usually remains unchanged for at least a few Christmases, save for possible software updates and minor technical variations....

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Ultimate AV: Xbox 360 Elite and HD DVD Add-On Drive


The past year and change has been an interesting time for home theater enthusiasts, with the introduction of two competing high-definition movie formats, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The scenario is very reminiscent to the 1980's when VHS and Betamax had...

Excellent Gaming Machine and Media Hub, Excellent HD DVD video quality, Xbox Live Marketplace well implemented, WMA lossless support w/ Windows Media Player 11

No integrated wireless support (add-on can be purchased)

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Xbox 360 Elite


The Xbox 360 Elite has arrived. Microsoft has slapped a fresh coat of paint on the 360, increased its storage capacity, and added an HDMI hookup. Is it enough to warrant an upgrade?

HDMI makes 1080p possible without a VGA connection, Great suite of cables and connection options, Black is the new... black, Large storage is a refreshing change from the claustrophobic 20GB drive, Upscaling DVDs via HDMI is a nice touch

Black is also the old black, HDMI uses old 1.2 spec, not 1.3, No transfer cable unless you buy the standalone drive

Product Specifications

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


Basic Colour:Black / Red / 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:Accessory Pack