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Xbox 360 Slim Externals

Published by SuperCheats Staff on Aug 22nd 2013


The Xbox 360 Slim is the latest revision of the Xbox 360 consoles which boasts more features and offers better specifications than its predecessor. It is also sleeker and quieter compared to its larger brother. RROD or Red Ring of Death has plagued the older versions of the console but the Xbox 360 S has been designed to forever address this horrible problem.

One noticeable difference as well is the noise-reduction of the new console. Some owners of the larger Xbox 360 complain about the loud noise generated by its disc drive and its three exhaust fans. The Xbox 360 S however has a single but larger internal cooling fan and a quieter disc drive. One thing that contributed to this stealthier console is its new power-efficient 45nm CPU. The older Xbox uses a considerably more power-hungry CPU which also generates extra heat; in turn, this requires more cooling fan to keep the system functioning. With a more powerful but energy-efficient CPU, the Xbox 360 slim only needs a single fan to keep it cool.

The system has a built-in 4GB hard drive but you can purchase a larger capacity drive (exclusively for the console). Budget-constricted players also have the option to use USB flash drives up to 32GB. Refer to this article to know how to enable the use of USB flash drives on your console.

The console is also Kinect-ready so you just need to plug the device in and play. The Xbox 360 S has a dedicated port for the slim which can process data and at the same time power the Kinect accessory whereas the older versions need to have a separate power adapter for Kinect before being able to use it.

You can get the system in 4GB and 250GB variants. Some even feature Kinect bundles.


The console isn't that much different versus the old generation of Xbox 360s. It is capable of high definition displays via HDMI and component while having the capability to use composite for standard TVs.


In addition to the standard audio output of proprietary Xbox A/V cables, the console has a digital optical audio port at the back of the console for those surround sound systems.

Networking Capability

The system features a built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi that is compatible the current b/g/n wireless networks. If you prefer the good old LAN setup, there's an Ethernet port at the back of the console as well.

External Parts

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Technical Specification

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