I bought an Xbox "Slim": Ask me anything

Not that you guys don't already know everything about it. But I have one now and it seems pretty awesome. It's very quiet. Slightly less quiet with a disc spinning bu oh man it's soo much improved. The beep sounds on the touch buttons are nice. But oh no! It already has finger prints on it! 
 
Go go bad camera phone pictures! 


I payed a whopping $65 after my trade deal with Gamestop. Pretty good stuff considering the only thing I really lost was one controller. The other things I had to trade (the HDD and Wifi adapter) are not only in the new console already, but improved upon. I'm excited. 
 
Imma go play some Ekksbawks!
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Posted by JJWeatherman

Not that you guys don't already know everything about it. But I have one now and it seems pretty awesome. It's very quiet. Slightly less quiet with a disc spinning bu oh man it's soo much improved. The beep sounds on the touch buttons are nice. But oh no! It already has finger prints on it! 
 
Go go bad camera phone pictures! 


I payed a whopping $65 after my trade deal with Gamestop. Pretty good stuff considering the only thing I really lost was one controller. The other things I had to trade (the HDD and Wifi adapter) are not only in the new console already, but improved upon. I'm excited. 
 
Imma go play some Ekksbawks!
Posted by PenguinDust

I guess what we want to know right now is how loud is it.  Oh, and I want to know what cables come in the box.  Hmm, and where and how many USB ports there are.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Cool. No questions.

Posted by damnboyadvance

Do you think it performs any better than the original?

Posted by JJOR64

Can I have sex with it?

Posted by TheCreamFilling

What does that newspaper say?

Posted by defaulttag
@PenguinDust: 3 usb in the back, 2 in the front. comes with composite non-HD cables only. does come with standard wired headset.
Posted by EpicSteve

Is the controller different at all aside from aesthetics?

Posted by Fallen189

Why

Edited by emkeighcameron

Can I have your old 360?
 
oh wait you said you traded it? fuck

Posted by Claude

Oh man, you traded in the refurbished one you just got back from MS? Crazy, you're good to go now.

Posted by JJWeatherman
@PenguinDust said:
" I guess what we want to know right now is how loud is it.  Oh, and I want to know what cables come in the box.  Hmm, and where and how many USB ports there are. "
Very quiet. I can't hear it at all when no disc is spinning. It's "hearable" with a disc spinning, but man it's so quiet. I'm loving it. 
 
@damnboyadvance said:
" Do you think it performs any better than the original? "
Not sure. Probably not.  

@JJOR64 said:
" Can I have sex with it? "
It IS nicknamed the sex-box for a reason! 
 
@TheCreamFilling said:
" What does that newspaper say? "
"Lakers win!" 
 
@EpicSteve said:
" Is the controller different at all aside from aesthetics? "
The buttons seem sticky, but im sure its just because its new. Other than that no. It's got that plastic strip on the bottom and the guide button is really shiny now. 
 
@Fallen189 said:
" Why "
I'll get back to you. 
 
@emkeighcameron said:
" Can I have your old 360? "
Sure. I think Gamestop is charging $120 for it. You'll have to fly to Oregon too and ask for my specific model. Seems like too much work to me.  :P
Posted by TeflonBilly

How is babby formed?

Edited by Daveyo520
@JJWeatherman: I envy you. Who's glasses?
Posted by JJWeatherman
@Claude said:
" Oh man, you traded in the refurbished one you just got back from MS? Crazy, you're good to go now. "
Indeed. Figured I'd make the most of this trade in offer and hopefully this one will last me until next generation. I can only hope. 
 
@TeflonBilly said:
" How is babby formed? "
A stork drops an egg at the front door.
Posted by Organicalistic_

could you put an old cd in and see if it scratches it if you move it

Posted by JJWeatherman
Posted by Unchained

Does it come with a transfer kit?  
 
I bought one as well, but I'm waiting for shipment on Monday. 

Posted by triple07

Cool how hot does it get? Is it similar to the original or can you tell a difference? Also how much does it attract fingerprints? As much as the old PS3?

Posted by mosdef
@TeflonBilly:  laughed so hard my side hurts
Posted by JJWeatherman
@Unchained said:
" Does it come with a transfer kit?   I bought one as well, but I'm waiting for shipment on Monday.  "
No transfer kit. You're forced to pay the $20 for one. 
 
@triple07 said:
" Cool how hot does it get? Is it similar to the original or can you tell a difference? Also how much does it attract fingerprints? As much as the old PS3? "
It actually gets quite warn on the side vent. I guess that's to be expected, since that's where the CPU and GPU are exhausted. But yeah, kinda warmer than I thought on that side vent. It definitely attracts fingerprints. Probably as much as the old PS3. I have a nice microfiber cloth to wipe it sown with though. *not included*  :P
Posted by Godwind

Does it play the original Xbox games on it and play them well?

Posted by JJWeatherman
@Godwind said:
" Does it play the original Xbox games on it and play them well? "
I shall try that now! I doubt it will play them any better than the old one though. Be back in a minute.
Posted by BeachThunder

What is the highest it can be dropped from without breaking?

Edited by Tru3_Blu3

Does he look like a bitch?

Posted by JustinSane311
@JJWeatherman: Was there a lot of people buying the new 360s and trading their old ones in  at the store?  I'm thinking about trading my old 360, but I don't want to have to fight the crowds and wait for one. 
Posted by RE_Player1

What cables come with it? Is it an HDMI cable? Also when you bought it did you see the 120gb slim? Apparently there is a 120gb model. 

Posted by guiseppe

How loud is it while running a disc?

Posted by Lazyaza

I want one so bad, but I think I'll have to wait till september sadly. Eh
No real questions, I mean its a essentially just a 360 that's smaller, quieter, with wifi, a bigger HDD and a nice shiny black case.

Posted by JJWeatherman
@Godwind said:
" Does it play the original Xbox games on it and play them well? "
Seems to play everything fine. The load times are long but I bet they were always as long. I tested Halo 2, Vice City, and Crimson Skies. I feel like I need the intro audio from the Tested.com videos for this.  :P 
 
@BeachThunder said:
" What is the highest it can be dropped from without breaking? "
I'll let someone else figure that one out. 
 
@Tru3_Blu3:  "What?!" 
 
@JustinSane311 said:
" @JJWeatherman: Was there a lot of people buying the new 360s and trading their old ones in  at the store?  I'm thinking about trading my old 360, but I don't want to have to fight the crowds and wait for one.  "
It was kinda nuts. There were only probably three other dudes there doing it but it took probably 20 minutes because the cashiers were being trained on how to give the deals as I was checking out. Unless you live in Manhattan, it shouldn't be too bad. 
 
@RE_Player92 said:
" What cables come with it? Is it an HDMI cable? Also when you bought it did you see the 120gb slim? Apparently there is a 120gb model.  "
ONLY comes with composite (yellow, red, white) cables. Lame, but my HDMI is already ordered and on the way to my house. I didn't see any 120 GB model at my store. They were all in the back room though.
 
@guiseppe said:
" How loud is it while running a disc? "
Very quiet. You won't be disappointed if you have a current 360.
Posted by Jeust
@JJOR64 said:
" Can I have sex with it? "
Me too? xD
Posted by ChristianCastillo

HOW DOES IT SMELL?

Posted by ChristianCastillo
@Jeust said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" Can I have sex with it? "
Me too? xD "
foursome?
Posted by JJWeatherman
@ChristianCastillo said:
" HOW DOES IT SMELL? "
It smells great Bob! 
 
@ChristianCastillo said:
" @Jeust said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" Can I have sex with it? "
Me too? xD "
foursome? "
orgy?
Posted by RE_Player1

Is the box small enough to fit in a school back pack? My eb games is in a crappy part of town so I don't want to carry a huge 360 box for an hour when I have to go on the bus and subway. 

Posted by Lunar_Aura

When you got to tarde it in, did they let you transfer the content from your old hard drive? If not, how did you go about to doing that?
Posted by JJWeatherman
@RE_Player92 said:
" Is the box small enough to fit in a school back pack? My eb games is in a crappy part of town so I don't want to carry a huge 360 box for an hour when I have to go on the bus and subway.  "
Nah. It's about the same size as the original box. Investigative reporting GET! 
 
2 minutes later: 

Don't know if you can really tell, but it's about a half-inch taller, but a half-inch less wide. Same weight, which is pretty heavy.
Posted by JJWeatherman
@LunarAura said:
" When you got to tarde it in, did they let you transfer the content from your old hard drive? If not, how did you go about to doing that? "
I transfered everything that I couldn't redownload (like game saves) onto a flash drive. Kinda sucks because I have to do another license transfer to the new console. Except I cant do it without calling tech support and complaining because the licenses were recently transfered to my old repaired console and you can only transfer once per year.
Posted by Lunar_Aura

Ah, sorry to hear about that. Here I was thinking GameStop was gonna take the classy route and have people be able to transfer content on-site for all incoming trade ins. Stupid me.
Posted by RE_Player1
@JJWeatherman: Thanks for answering, now I have to bring a bigger bag lol
Posted by Jeust
@JJWeatherman said:
" @ChristianCastillo said:
" HOW DOES IT SMELL? "
It smells great Bob! 
 
@ChristianCastillo said:
" @Jeust said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" Can I have sex with it? "
Me too? xD "
foursome? "
orgy? "
YEAH!
Posted by JJWeatherman
@RE_Player92 said:
" @JJWeatherman: Thanks for answering, now I have to bring a bigger bag lol "
Yeah you're definitely going to want to bring like a gym bag or something.
Posted by forestofdeath

can i hook up the new 360 to my TV via VGA?

Posted by JJWeatherman
@forestofdeath said:
" can i hook up the new 360 to my TV via VGA? "
I assume if you have the old official Xbox VGA cables they would plug right in. It has the same port in the back as the old system after all. Haven't tried it though. I plan on using HDMI. Already ordered my cable from Monoprice. Now it's just a waiting game...   :P
Posted by ajamafalous

Should I buy one? I'd be upgrading from a launch Pro with a 20gb HDD. Is it worth $185 to buy a system I already own?
 
How easy was it to transfer saves from your old hard drive to a thumb drive, then from the thumb drive to the new hard drive?

Posted by CaptainTightPants

Has their been any news on its susceptibility to the RROD....Er well since it can't light up red anymore i guess the GROD?

Posted by JJWeatherman
@ajamafalous said:
" Should I buy one? I'd be upgrading from a launch Pro with a 20gb HDD. Is it worth $185 to buy a system I already own?  How easy was it to transfer saves from your old hard drive to a thumb drive, then from the thumb drive to the new hard drive? "
Well obviously I think it's worth it. Especially since you have a launch system, it's only a matter of time with those. 
 
To be honest, it was a pain in the a$$ to transfer may data. Mostly because if you want to do it quick, it's game-by-game, you can't transfer individual files for each game. So since I have only a 2GB drive, I had to manually go through and just transfer each save game file that I wanted to keep. I'm going to have to redownload all my DLC (which is a metric ton). So yeah, if you have the opportunity to transfer with the transfer kit or something, take it.
Posted by ch3burashka
@organicalistic_ said:
" could you put an old cd in and see if it scratches it if you move it "
Stop fucking moving your 360 when there's a disk in! Why the hell would you do that!
Posted by JJWeatherman
@Resident4t said:
" Has their been any news on its susceptibility to the RROD....Er well since it can't light up red anymore i guess the GROD? "
I think it lights up red in the center, on the little power icon. I'm just praying it can endure until next console generation though.
Posted by Gamer_152

wat is game?

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