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Topic # 55242 26-Dec-2009 17:22
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I have been advised that the current Xbox 360 Elite bundle (w/Pure & Lego Batman) are older Falcon chipsets and not he current Jasper model. Is anyone able to confirm this and comment on whether the Jasper is significantly better than the Falcon? With one retialer offering a boxing day special on this bundle at $399 it is very temptingbut eveything i've read suggests you are better off with a Jsper chipset.

Any comments welcome. Thanks

Peter

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  Reply # 285281 26-Dec-2009 17:56
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I wouldn't know sorry, but wither it be jasper or falcon you are covered by the same warranty,


Just check the box that the manufacture date is this year? for jasper

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  Reply # 285282 26-Dec-2009 17:56
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Harvey Norman has the Elite Bundle Package for $376 with Pure and Lego Batman game. Pretty sure since start of this year, all consoles are Jasper.

Falcons are very reliable chips as well.




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  Reply # 285319 26-Dec-2009 22:43
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Falcon's are fairly reliable, though you'll be lucky for it to last over 2 years.



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  Reply # 285339 26-Dec-2009 23:27
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According to PlayTech (where I buy a bit of stuff from) they are the Jasper core:

http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=8479



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  Reply # 285453 27-Dec-2009 16:32
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Thanks for the responses....although still no definitive answer. I missed the $375 special at HN (sold out) so EB Games at $399 is next best offer. The EB Games staff advised the units on sale were Falcons not Jaspers.

Any other good specials people are aware of?

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  Reply # 285454 27-Dec-2009 16:39
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The Harvey Norman ones in Hastings are Jasper,

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  Reply # 285455 27-Dec-2009 16:39
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Harvey Norman in Hamilton still has plenty of the $375 Elite units left. Deal finishes tomorrow.

Otherwise EB games seems like the best price.




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  Reply # 285611 28-Dec-2009 14:19
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I finally took the plunge and bought an xbox today. While HN had sold out of their 360 Elite bundle, I was able to gate Dick Smith to price match at $375. The manufacter date on the console is 13 September 2009 so Jasper it is.

I then went to NL and beat them down to $175 for the wireless racing wheel that includes Forza 3. All up I'm very happy with my purchases.

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  Reply # 288768 10-Jan-2010 19:30
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noel leeming will match any price

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