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Xbox 360 EliteThe Xbox 360 Elite comes with a new 120GB hard drive, HDMI, and a matte black finish, but otherwise it's the same as the original Xbox 360.
[ Music ] >> I'm John Falcone, Senior Editor at CNET.com and this is the Xbox 360 Elite. This is the latest version of the Xbox 360 and it's really not that different from the earlier versions. There's really just three key distinctions. First of all it's black instead of the white color that the previous 360 was. It has a 120GB hard drive, which is six times larger than the 20GB model on the previous version and it also has an HDMI port in the back, which means you can have a one cable audio and video connection to you HD TV or AV receiver. There's a lot of stuff we wish they had thrown in here that they didn't. It still has a lot of the annoying issues from the past Xbox 360. It still has this gigantic power brick that you need behind it to keep it powered up, doesn't have built in WiFi and doesn't have a built in HD DVD drive. Those are still things that you have to buy as accessories. That being said it is nice that Microsoft did throw in the HDMI cable, which Sony doesn't on the Playstation 3. If you already have a 360 you don't need to upgrade to the Elite but if you're just getting in and looking for a gaming console and are looking at the 360 the Elite is probably worth the extra money just for the larger hard drive and the HDMI output. I'm John Falcone for CNET and this is the Xbox 360 Elite. ^M00:01:41 [ Music ]