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    Post Xbox 360 SKU's

    Well I thought I'd share this info with the rest of you peeps.
    This is just the SKU's of the Xbox 360, this'll definitely cause less confusion at the stores. I got this off Joystiq.com
    Some of it is edited because there was a few useless things in there and some things had to deal with formatting which I was not able to accomplish but anyways, enjoy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joystiq.com

    We'd love to say picking up Xbox 360 is as easy as going to the store and grabbing the first box with the console's name on it. For better and worse, this generation of consoles gives consumers many choices at the (potential) expense of causing confusion at the store.

    So it's with this in mind that we present you this handy guide for discerning the difference between the various Xbox 360 versions (aka SKUs) out there. Please note that the red and green coloring is not only festive decor for the holiday season but also a subjective highlight of what each version excels in (or subsequently lacks).

    Notes:

    * The Core model has been discontinued. The $199.99 price tag is based on the GameStop refurbished price.
    ** See explanation below
    *** Hard Drive required

    And just in case you still have questions, we've gone ahead and written up a F.A.Q. after the break.

    Zephyr, Falcon, Jasper ... Can you explain all these different chipsets?


    Zephyr is the name giving to the first upgrade of the Xbox 360's motherboard, which started showing up in retail consoles July 2007, and sported an HDMI 1.2 port and an improved heatsink.

    The Falcon chipset will sport a smaller, 65nm CPU -- theoretically, this means cooler temperatures and less energy usage. These chips are expected to find their way into consoles by the end of this year. The rumored Jasper chipset isn't expected until August 2008 and will reportedly feature a smaller, 65nm GPU.

    Except for checking for an HDMI port (included in all Zephyr and later chipsets), there is no easy way to tell which chipset you have.

    Why not?

    Because Microsoft isn't interested in telling you, that's why.

    Okay, fine, but how do I tell if my Xbox 360 console has an HDMI port?

    All Elite, Halo Edition, and Arcade models come equipped with HDMI port because they were manufactured starting after Zephyr was introduced. The Pro and Core models all have HDMI if they were produced after July 2007, and the best and only way to tell is by looking at the box (this part I edited seeing as I can't place pictures to the right of text properly like on the website so just look above for the Xbox 360 box side picture either that or you can click the "looking at the box" link.)

    Why isn't the Core or Arcade model backwards compatible?

    A hard drive is required for backwards compatibility, both for holding the emulation software and to act as a storage space for original Xbox games to use (remember, the original Xbox had a hard drive). It's important to remember that if you buy an Arcade or Core SKU and want to be backwards compatible (or just store more than 256 MB), all you need to do is buy an HDD from Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    Thanks ...


    penguincomrade = pinguinosupremo ?
    Nope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penguincomrade View Post
    Nope.
    Why your IP is same then ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    Why your IP is same then ?
    How about you post my IP and his if you seem to see that we have the same IP I'd like to see the proof first.
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