Monday, January 8, 2007

Refitted Xbox 360 possibly on the way, codenamed Zephyr

Well, the rumors keep popping up and keep getting shot down. Over the weekend, Endgadget announced the specs for the retooled 360. HDMI, 1080p upconversion, onboard HD-DVD, 120 GB Hard Drive, cooler processor, etc, etc.... I do know that there will be a lot of hurt feelings on the matter from individuals that very recently entered the 360 club. Here's a pic of the leaked prototype courtesy of endgadget.

I can't say I'm terribly surprised. With the rollout of the expanded marketplace and the now commonplace four to six gigabyte High Definition downloads, we all knew that the stock 20 gig hard drive was not going to be sufficient without a multitude of hacks and mods. With noise coming from Microsoft in the form of a not-so-top-secret IPTV (Internet Protocol Television). The retooled 360 is placing itself in position to become the media hub of your entertainment center. Included in this are rumors of DVR functionality.

If things go well for MS, we could all find ourselves trading in our beloved first gen 360's a hell of a lot sooner than we ever anticipated.

3 comments:

BYRDMAN2020 said...

Looks like I'll be in line at GameStop trading in my old 360 a week before they release the new one...damn you Microsoft!

I bet they will charge $50 less than the highest PS3...my prediction is now dated and recorded.

Army Strong said...

$50 less than the highest PS3? I'm betting it'll come in at the current price point. No sense in giving up was has proved to be a huge tactical advantage.

BYRDMAN2020 said...

Dude, assume they have to start making these within the current year.

The price of adding HDMI, 1080p upconversion, onboard HD-DVD, and a 120 GB Hard Drive...they will have to take a hit on console sales to stay at the current price.

And remember they just started making a profit on their consoles this past year. I know Mr. Billy Gates won't give that up for the world...errr maybe a 3rd world country and the cure for cancer.