Xbox Slim revealed, ships TODAY

Everything you need to know about the new model here

Microsoft's just revealed the Xbox 360 Slim - and it ships in North America TODAY. Here's everything you need to know about the sleak new model.

Unfortunately the UK will have to wait until July 16 for the new console, which sports a 250GB HDD, built-in Wi-Fi and is "ready for Kinect".

It also looks like it sports some pretty beefy ventilation shafts on the sides. That'll mean any internal fans can run a little quieter. In fact it's not just quiet, the Microsoft website describes the slim as "silent"


The new model is said to retail at $299 in the US.

The Slim will come to the UK on July 16 and retail at £199. The same price as we've been paying for an Elite.

The Xbox 360 slim has been highly anticipated in the run up to the Microsoft conference. Leaks began to seep through the internet cracks in the run up to E3.

An Italian advert for the 360 slim pretty much outed the new model along with the 'Kinect' name yesterday.

Microsoft announced that everyone at its E3 conference will receive a 360 Slim for FREE. GITS.

Official specs:

  • Form: Sleak, lean and gloss black finish with chrome accents.
  • Touch sensitive: Turn the Xbox 360 on and off and eject discs with the swipe of a finger.
  • Whisper quiet: Whether you're playing a DVD disc or from the hard drive, or navigating the dashboard, with the all-new and much quieter Xbox 360.
  • Wi-Fi: Built in 802.11n Wi-Fi for fast, easy connection to your friends and entertainment on Xbox Live.
  • Hard Drive: 250GB internal, swappable hard drive. To access, remove the bottom panel by pushing the small tab toward the front on the console.
  • Kinect-Ready: Custom Kinect port on the back of the console that directly hooks up to the Kinect sensor.
  • USB slots: Five USB ports, three in the back of the console and two in the front for easy plug and play.
  • AV Connections: AV cable included, HDMI port, Optical Audio out port for AV system connection.
  • Power Supply: Smaller and more efficient.
  • Wireless controller: Matches new console in all black with colour matched thumbsticks and d-pad with a touch of gloss and chrome.
  • Backward Compatible: All games will work with Xbox 360 250GB (360 External Hard Drives and Memory Units not compatible).
  • Accessories: Customize your 360 250GB with matching black acxcessories, including favourites such as controllers, wireless headset, chatpad, quick change and play and charge kits.
  • Key Internal Components Changes: One large more efficient fan rather than two small ones, 45 nanometer and integrated CPU and GPU, Wi-Fi integrated.