When this gaming console was first release I thought it would be an amzing buy due to the improvements that micrososft had made to the older Xbox 360 Elite and Premimum consoles. I also purchased it for a cheap price considering how much the older consoles cost. The improvements were easy to see ; it had a very new design which made the console look more attractive and also the fact that it is slim which makes it therefore more portable to take with you. Its shiny and has a much better clear design. The grills on the side give you a clear look into the console so it does not hide anything ; it also includes a shiny heat sink metal which lies underneath the plastic cover. The new Xbox also has a hard drive built in so you don't have to worry about if its breaking or coming loose. The slimmer Xbox can be placed in either vertical or horizontal positions. The power supple cable is much better than the last consoles due to the fact that it is much lighter and doesn't have forced chunkies to plug into the back like the original Xbox 360 consoles. It is also now compatible with the new software XBOX 360 KINECT where you are the controller and nothing else is needed. But what I think is the greatest thing about it is that it is whisper quiet which is not like the old xbox which sounded like a vacuum!! This way you can play for hours without it being heard or the consoles over heating due to the fact it has a built in fan heater!