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# 15316 15-Aug-2007 16:24
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Microsoft drops Xbox 360 price

1:16PM Wednesday August 15, 2007
Microsoft has announced an immediate price drop of its next-gen Xbox 360 games and entertainment system.

The entry-level 'Core' console package is now just $449.95.

Already ahead of the more expensive Sony PlayStation 3, and with next month's highly-anticipated launch of action game Halo 3, Microsoft thinks the move will further entrench it as market leader.

Microsoft regional director David McLean said: "Xbox 360 is all about offering consumers a choice - and I think we've just made that choice even easier."

The best deal is still the added-value Xbox 360 Pro System, which retails at $649.95.

It includes the Xbox 360 console, 20GB hard drive, wireless controller, media remote, component HDAV cable, an ethernet cable and a 30-day trial of Xbox Live.

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  # 82532 15-Aug-2007 17:30
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Ah, you beat me to the punch. The HDMI equipped pro is also making its way here!

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Ultimate Geek


# 82540 15-Aug-2007 18:18
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Dick Smith Electronics had a price drop yesterday of $100 Tongue out


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  # 82543 15-Aug-2007 18:23
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20 GB hard drive... oh yay...... lol i'm amazed they still sell anything so ridiculously small

This explains THIS forum.

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Master Geek

  # 82966 20-Aug-2007 12:45
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paradoxsm: 20 GB hard drive... oh yay...... lol i'm amazed they still sell anything so ridiculously small

If all you want to do is play games, download demo's etc 20gig is fine. Had mine over a year still have 10 gig free.

My movies/tv/music is streamed with WME so a larger HDD realy doesnt intrest me.

How long do you think it'll take the NZ internet to catch up and provide the online TV functionality the larger HDD is meant for eh?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 82980 20-Aug-2007 14:09

design flaws exist in current models. theres a reason for that 3 year warranty.

it's not very publicised, but theres too much torque on the heatsink screws which bends the mainboard when heated (ie, used) in some cases, in fewer cases this causes dry-solder problems for SMT components which use a minimum of solder.

the next hardware revision will be more reliable. great gaming machine otherwise, just keep in well ventilated and cooled.

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Master Geek

  # 83139 21-Aug-2007 13:46
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The main issue is the dvd rom over the GPU heatsink doesnt allow any airflow so it overheats, damaging the solder, compounded by the way the heatsink is fixed on.

The rev2 fix is an addtional heatsink to transfer the heat away, changes to the solder and fixing, new 360's will have this and repaired ones should start coming with it soon.

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  # 83167 21-Aug-2007 16:46
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Ill be waiting for the "falcon" 360's to come out here, 65nm cpu's, and the new dram that was just announced a week back, that and ill wait for hdmi on pro models..

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